Trial Academy

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Collin County Courthouse

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

  • It is mandatory that participants attend the following events:
    • August 28th – Orientation – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • September 13th – Modules 1 & 2 – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • September 27th – Modules 3 & 4 – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • October 11th – Modules 5 & 6 – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • October 15th – Graduation – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • October 18th – CCBA General Meeting – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

  • Topics include voir dire, opening statement, direct examination, cross-examination/expert examination, error preservation, and closing statement.

 

  • The six Modules will each be 3.5 hours long (plus the lunch break) and will be approved for CLE credit.

 

  • Cost is $250 (includes the case study materials)

 

  • A certificate will be awarded at the October 15th Graduation event to those who complete at least five out of six module topics.

 

Trial Academy Participant Requirements

  • Current member of the Collin County Bar Association (membership form may be found at www.collincountybar.org beginning July 1)

 

  • Commitment to attend the trial academy dates listed above.

 

  • Have practiced 7 years or less or be a new to Collin County.

 

Completed Application Forms must be returned to Teresa Moore at admin@collincountybar.org by 5:00 p.m. on August 2, 2019.

 

Applications open June 21.

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