Advanced Trial Advocacy Course
The Advanced Trial Advocacy Course is an intense, four-day, interactive trial training seminar. Following lectures, discussions, and demonstrations, participants learn primarily through participatory exercises. Presentations are recorded, and attendees receive a one-on-one video performance review with experienced Judges and trial attorneys from across the state of Florida.
ANNOUNCING DATES FOR 2023:
May 16 – 20, 2023
Check out the 2023 Event Page for details.
If you or someone in your firm needs CLE credit or litigation training, this is the seminar for you. Fifty-six (56) attorneys will be selected, based on a first-come, first served basis. When your application is processed, you will receive program materials in advance of the program. The case file for this program is used as a source of facts and law for the training. Your presentations will be video recorded and you will receive a one-on-one video performance review. Advance preparation is critical to the success of the program and your own learning.
This advanced seminar provides all the required CLE, Technology, and Ethics credits for the three-year cycle. Additionally, successful completion of the program qualifies as a trial substitution credit for certification & recertification in Civil Trial, Business Litigation and Workers Compensation.
The Trial Lawyers Section provides the SIX scholarships each year. These scholarships cover the cost of registration and travel for scholarship recipients.
• Glenn Burton Scholarship (1 attendee)
• Robert Mansbach Scholarship (1 attendee)
• Legal Aid Scholarships (4 attendees)
To inquire about scholarships, please email Jenny Dorminy at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The annual Advanced Trial Advocacy course put on by the Trial Lawyers Section at the University of Florida is an excellent way to hone your skills and learn from excellent advocates practicing throughout the State of Florida.”
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“This have been an invaluable experience. In addition to observing the experiences advocates in action and receiving valuable feedback after each performance, I found that some of the conversations and interactions with the faculty were the best part of the week!”
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