Train and practice with support from litigation experts and judges... when the results don't count

The annual WSBA Trial Advocacy Program (TAP) offers a two-day trial-skills training from seasoned trial lawyers and a one-day mock trial two weeks later. This seminar is designed for attorneys working in the criminal or civil arena with little to no trial experience but a strong desire to become effective trial lawyers. Past participants commented that the seminar was "completely engaging and thought-provoking" and "entertaining, real-world skill development that every new lawyer should attend."


Register for the TAP two-day seminar, or the TAP two-day seminar with the mock trial

TAP CLE Seminar: Oct. 28–29, at the WSBA Conference Center, Seattle

TAP Mock Trial: Nov. 19, at the WSBA Conference Center, Seattle

Past TAP seminar topics include:

  • Trial Ethics 
  • Trial Notebook and Organization 
  • Objections and Motions in Limine 
  • Voir Dire
  • Opening and Closing Statements 
  • Direct and Cross Examination 

Volunteer to be a TAP Mock Trial Juror

The trials are conducted by new lawyers and presided over by current court judges. Being a volunteer juror gives you the chance to view a trial as juror and support a new lawyers' real-world skill development as they argue either a mock criminal or civil case. Your participation is important to the success of TAP and greatly appreciated. Sign up to be a juror today

Questions? Email newlawyers@wsba.org


Tap Volunteer Thank You

The WSBA thanks the following volunteers for their hard work in support of the 2016 Trial Advocacy Program.


Steering Committee members:

Jon Yousling
Casey Bruner
Emily Ann Albrecht
Ada K. Wong
Sarra Marie
Munish Bharti
Natasha Quraishi
Kyle Mott
Conner G. Peretti

WSBA New Lawyer Education Scholarship for TAP

Apply for a scholarship to attend the Trial Advocacy Program. 

Applications due by Friday, Sept. 22, 2016. 

To apply, download this application and send the completed form to newlawyers@wsba.org