CCBA Trial Academy

The Trial Academy is…

  • An interactive trial skills training program intended to improve advocacy skills. Collin County Judges, in conjunction with experienced attorneys, will lecture on and demonstrate the primary components of a trial. Participants will then practice their skills through live exercises.


Trial Academy Details

  • Participants must make every effort to attend 3 modules held September 22, October 6, and October 20 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Each module has 2 sessions.  All modules will be held at the Collin County Courthouse.


  • Modules will be 5 hours long (plus one thirty-minute break) and approved for CLE credit.


  • Topics include voir dire, opening and closing statements, direct and cross-examination, and expert witness examination.


  • Cost is $200 (includes Trial Advocacy notebook)


  • A certificate will be awarded at the Graduation Dinner on October 24 to those who complete at least five out of six sessions.


Trial Academy Participation Criteria


  • Commitment to attend the trial practice modules on dates listed above.

Click on the link below for details (application form and payment):