This non-capital course is designed for those who already have some trial experience and gives defense lawyers the opportunity to develop and hone their trial skills. The program focuses on trial skills (voir dire, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination and closing arguments) and law (evidence, protecting the record, and the court's charge).
This course features lectures, demonstrations, and small group workshops, which will require students to participate in voir dire, conduct direct & cross, and give opening and closing statements. Participants will receive a mock case two weeks before the course, which they will use during the course to develop and hone their trial skills.
This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Download the Brochure (pdf)For more details, download the online brochure.
Who Should Attend?
With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to 60 Texas criminal defense attorneys. Courtroom attire is required. This program is suggested for lawyers with five or more years of experience.
Schedule and Faculty
More information coming soon! Anticipated times for the program’s start/recess:
Monday, August 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. Check-in & Registration, followed by Lectures
5:45 p.m. Recess, followed by a Reception
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Recess
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Recess
Thursday, August 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Adjourn
Lunch will be provided on Days 1, 2 & 3.
Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted with prior approval. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials. Waiver recipients must attend the program to receive the materials.
The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.