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Absolutely the FINEST in hands-on, personal trial skills training!
Here's what recent graduates of the program have to say...
- "This was by far the best seminar I have ever attended!
The entire program was excellent. Everything was effective."
- "Thanks for changing my life."
- “So many things to love about TASC. I LOVE the “CAMP” feel
of the program. The leaders & teachers made me very excited
to be here each day…”
- "Course was excellent and the standards are high! Most HIGHLY
recommend this course!”
- "I don't know that it could have gotten any better.
- “Having actual Experts available for question was GREAT.”
- "Faculty review - priceless."
- "Wow. Thank you to ALL the Faculty!!"
- “This program changed my confidence level in areas far outside
the court room. FANTASTIC!”
- "I was glad to have the interaction with so many good lawyers
and judges. It will make it easier whenever I encounter them
in my practice."
Lawyers who attend this powerful training develop trial skills by practicing, under the guidance of some of Indiana`s most experienced lawyers and judges, in a simulated, friendly courtroom environment. This program is designed to develop the basic trial advocacy skills for lawyers with limited litigation experience while providing experienced trial lawyers an opportunity to sharpen their skills. The teaching method also uses faculty demonstrations and videotaped critique of each participant`s performance. Participants will spend time reviewing the fact pattern and working the case information that is used daily. Both faculty and participants will prepare as they would for trial.
THE EXPERIENCE OF THE TRIAL ADVOCACY SKILLS COLLEGE
While much work is required, the atmosphere is most enjoyable and provides the perfect setting for learning trial skills. Proper courtroom dress is recommended. Certificates of completion will be awarded to participants who attend all portions of the program.
Lunch is provided each day
Thursday, March 17, 2016
7:30 A.M. Registration in Lobby
8:00 A.M. Orientation
8:30 A.M. Skills: Case Analysis, Theme Development,
Voir Dire, Opening Statements
5:30 P.M. Adjourn Day 1
Friday, March 18, 2016
8:30 A.M. Skills: Introduce Evidence, Direct and Cross Examinations
5:15 P.M. Adjourn Day 2
Saturday, March 19, 2016
8:30 A.M. Skills: Direct and Cross Expert Witnesses
5:00 P.M. Adjourn Day 3
Sunday, March 20, 2016
8:30 A.M. Skills: Finish Direct and Cross, Final Argument,
Final Ethics & Graduation
4:30 P.M. Adjourn Day 4
The program features a mix of hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises and lectures designed to improve trial advocacy in the areas of: case analysis and communication skills * jury selection * opening statements * introducing evidence * direct and cross examination * examining expert witnesses * exhibits and demonstrative evidence * impeachment and rehabilitation * closing arguments * professional responsibility (ethics)
Materials and a parking pass will be sent approximately two weeks prior to the program.
We are pleased to announce that a limited number of partial scholarships are available for attorneys with a financial hardship. Financial support is provided through the generosity of the ICLEF Scholarship Fund, the American Board of Trial Advocates and Ms. Jessie A. Cook. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, and some preference is given to lawyers with zero to five years experience. To request an application for scholarship assistance, please send an email to Kelly Linhart at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you may call her at (317) 637-9102, ext. 227. Completed applications for scholarship assistance must be received by February 10, 2016. Applicants will be notified within two weeks following this deadline.