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Trial Skills Institute

June 3-6, 2024 via live Zoom Sessions | Draft Agenda

The Trial Skills Institute taking place online teaches and enhances the litigation skills of attorneys who represent survivors of domestic violence in contested hearings and trials. Working from a hypothetical fact pattern, participants perform closing arguments, direct and cross examinations, evidentiary foundations, and impeachment exercises in a series of online modules, and receive immediate feedback and constructive critique from expert faculty. Participants have the opportunity to improve other skills, including case strategizing, verbal and nonverbal communication techniques, thinking quickly in the moment, and overcoming objections and other special challenges that may arise in the courtroom. As a result of participating in this virtual Institute, attorneys will gain confidence and improve their abilities to effectively represent their clients in order of protection and other family law cases.

  • The Trial Skills Institute is open to attorneys only.
  • There is no cost to attend this training.
  • Priority will be given to OVW grantees.
  • No MCLE credits will be provided. 
  • Please note that this training is highly interactive and involves substantial preparation on your own time. We ask that you please plan to attend the entire program.
  • Registration will remain open until May 24, 2024, or until the training has reached capacity.

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This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-22-GK-04003-MUMU awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.