Trial Advocacy Program
The annual WSBA Trial Advocacy Program offers a two-day trial-skills training from seasoned trial lawyers and a one-day mock trial two weeks later. This seminar is geared toward attorneys working in either the criminal or civil arena, with little to no trial experience, but a strong desire to become 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."
Topics in the seminar include:
Oct. 23-24, 2015 (Two-day seminar in Seattle and via webcast)
Nov. 7, 2015 (TAP Mock Trial in Seattle)
Nov. 14, 2015 (TAP Mock Trial in Spokane)
Eric Chavez (Chair)
Jonathan Yousling (Chair-elect)
Steering Committee Recruitment Now Open
Interested? Email email@example.com by Friday, May 22.
WSBA New Lawyer Education (NLE) is looking for eager and resourceful new/young lawyer volunteers to assist in planning the always popular annual Trial Advocacy Program (TAP). TAP is an educational program for new lawyers to improve their litigation skills and acquire trial experience.
In addition to our Seattle-based mock trial, we will be holding a second mock trial in Spokane for the first time! We are seeking a small group of young lawyers from the Spokane region to help assist with this unique mock trial opportunity.
Here are the important dates:
The estimated time commitment is five hours per month. Steering Committee members are expected to attend the CLE seminar and the mock trial.
Committee members assist the program co-chairs, chair-elect and the WSBA in one or more of these areas:
What are the benefits?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-239-2116.
WSBA Thanks the following volunteers for their hard work in support the Trial Advocacy Program.
Steering Committee Members:
Naomi Otto Barry
Hon. Jack Nevin
Hon. Beth Andrus
Hon. George Appel
Hon. Paul Bastine (ret.)
Hon. Marybeth Dingledy
Hon. Richard Eadie
Hon. Doug Federspiel
Hon. Janet Garrow
Hon. Nathaniel Green
Hon. Anne Harper
Hon. Ernest Heller
Hon. Jeff Jahns
Hon. Patrick Oishi
Hon. Linda Portnoy
Hon. Kimberley Prochnau
Hon. Catherine Shaffer
Hon. Chip Small
Hon. Bruce Weiss
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