Monday, July 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM CDT
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 1:15 PM CDT

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University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law 
500 East 52nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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Stephen Sokoloff, General Counsel 
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services 

Trial Advocacy School
University of Missouri--
Kansas City School of Law
July 24-27, 2017


The Missouri Office of Prosecution Services will be hosting its annual Trial Advocacy School at the University of Missouri--Kansas City School of Law from July 24-27, 2017.  This course is taught by experienced prosecutors and focuses on the nuts and bolts of handling criminal cases.  Students will hear lectures on all aspects of a criminal trial including voir dire, opening statement, direct and cross examination and closing argument.  Students will also have the opportunity to practice their trial skills in small group settings where they will get advice and feedback from some of the most talented and experienced prosecutors in the state.

This class is great for newer prosecutors who may have limited trial experience or for older prosecutors who would like a refresher or to learn some new techniques.  Attendees will meet prosecutors from all across the state and develop a valuable network of contacts. 

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, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

Participating jurisdictions are responsible for the cost of lodging and meals.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Inn and Suites, 770 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo, 64112 (on the Country Club Plaza) .  Rooms will be $125.00 per night, plus any applicable taxes.  This rate includes a hot breakfast, parking, and in-room internet.  You can make reservations by calling 816-931-4400, and asking for the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services block or by clicking here.  The cut-off for making reservations is June 24, 2017.  After that date neither availability nor our group rate will be guaranteed.

If you have any questions or need any additional information about this course, please don't hesitate to contact me at 573-751-2415or at Steve.Sokoloff@prosecutors.mo.gov.