The University of Virginia School of Law hosted the 35th Annual National Trial Advocacy College January 9 thru January 14, 2016. Jennifer Dilworth joined other lawyers and litigants in a six (6) day fully-immersed education in substantive material and critical practice.
What is the Purpose?
The course is designed to assist any lawyer in developing heightened advocacy skills in all matters of law.
Why does this matter?
“The ability to effectively present an opening statement, competently conduct a direct examination, deliberately cross-examine an adverse witness, make a compelling closing argument, and, of course, handle a jury trial with confidence, are learned skills that remain the keys to success for any litigator. No amount of second-chairing trials, attending one-day programs, or conferring with a senior lawyer can replace the real thing—doing it. That is what this program has been about for over 30 years.”
This course is “A complete immersion in hands-on training like I’ve never experienced.”
For more information on the course and faculty, visit the Trial Advocacy College Web site at trialadcollege.org