Monday November 7, 2016 at 8:30 AM CST
Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM CST

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Governor's Office Building 
200 Madison St
Room 470
Jefferson City, MO 65101

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Catherine Vannier 

Advanced Trial Advocacy School 

Governor's Office Building 

Jefferson City, MO 

November 7 to 9, 2016


Advanced Trial Advocacy School 

Enhancing Skills For Experienced Prosecutors

The Family Violence Fact Pattern

Governor's Office Building 

Jefferson City

November 7-9, 2016


The Missouri Office of Prosecution Services will be hosting an Advanced Trial Advocacy School on November 7-9, 2016, in Jefferson City.  This will be first in an annual series of advanced trial advocacy trainings which will focus on a different specialized topic each year.  


This class will be an opportunity to for experienced prosecutors to refine their skills. This year's Advanced Trial Advocacy School will focus on best practices and strategies in family violence prosecution and trial advocacy.  Students will hear presentations on  charging decisions, effective communication, pretrial practice, voir dire, direct of the victim, expert witness, selection, prep & direct, cross of defense witnesses, sticky issues and closing argument.  Students and faculty will participate in a small group brainstorming session over a family violence fact pattern.  Students will also be assigned short practical exercises in advance, to be demonstrated and obtain feedback throughout the course, in order to explore new techniques for the best possible trial practice.

Space is limited so please register soon. 

See brochure with full agenda here:




Registration Fee:

There is a non-refundable  registration fee of $300.00 per person.  Please make your checks payable to: MOPS Revolving Fund.  Checks can be mailed to the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services, P.O. Box 899, Attention: Advanced Trial School, Jefferson City, MO 65102.


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Lodging & Meals:
Participating jurisdictions are responsible for the cost of lodging and meals.   A block of rooms has been reserved from November 6 through 9, at the Doubletree Hotel in Jefferson City at a the state government rate of $89.00 per night.  Please call (573) 636-5101 for reservations and inform hotel personnel that you are with the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. 

If you have any questions or need any additional information about this course, please don't hesitate to contact me at 573-644-2409 or at catherine.vannier@mops.mo.gov.