The flagship program of the Trial Practice Section is the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy - August 4 - August 8, 2020
Due to the recent concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Arizona College of Trial Advocacy has been cancelled.
The College is an intensive, five-day workshop that provides practical hands-on training for trial lawyers. It culminates in a half-day mock trial with live jurors and judges in a Maricopa County Superior Court courtroom. The program is designed to significantly develop and refine the skills necessary for excellence in trial practice.
Students should be familiar with basic trial practice procedures. Each day students MUST be prepared to present the practice case. Each day students will make a presentation of a part of a trial and should have that part prepared in advance of the presentation. For example on Tuesday morning students will make an opening statement and should prepare the opening statement before they arrive on Tuesday. The better prepared our students are in advance the more they will get out of this experience.
The most important feature of the College will be student-prepared and delivered opening statements, final arguments, direct and cross-examination of witnesses and expert witnesses, and the handling of evidentiary problems. Each of the students will be videotaped in each phase of the College, and critiqued by experienced faculty members
Why should this interest you? Opportunities to learn trial techniques from masters of the art, and to practice your own skills don't come along very often and rarely at the same time in the same place. The Arizona College of Trial Advocacy allows you to practice your trial skills with feedback from some of Arizona's finest trial advocates and judges.
The College is limited to 36 students.