Building Trial Skills
Sponsor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy
As a participant in Building Trial Skills, you will use NITA’s learning-by-doing method to practice and perfect your skills in the challenging arts of trial advocacy and persuasion.
In a simulated trial setting, you will be performing:
- Opening statements and closing arguments
- Direct and cross examinations
- Voir dire
Following your live and digitally recorded performances, you will be given feedback and critique from the renowned NITA faculty. There will be a bench trial in the middle of the week and to conclude the program, you will conduct a full jury trial, then have a chance to ask the jurors questions and hear their feedback. You will be able to choose a criminal or civil case file for your performances and trial.
*Qualifies as one credit toward the NITA Advocate Designation