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University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law 
500 E. 52nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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Steve Sokoloff, General Counsel 
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services 

Trial Advocacy School 
UMKC School of Law
July 22-25, 2019

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 22-25, 2019.  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 over the state and develop a valuable network of contacts.

Registration fee:
There is a non-refundable registration fee of $350.00 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.  You can also pay via credit card.  Please contact Sheila Kemp at 573-751-0619 for assistance with credit card payments.

Participating jurisdictions are responsible for the cost of lodging, meals, and parking.  A block of rooms has been reserved at The InterContinental Hotel located at 401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112.  Rooms will be $125.00 per night, plus any applicable taxes.  Overnight self-parking is $18.00 per night.  You can make reservations by calling 866-856-9717 and asking for the MOPS room block.  You can also make reservations online using this link: MOPS and the group code MOP.  The cut-off date for making reservations is Friday, June 21, 2019.  After that date, neither availabilty nor our group rate will be guaranteed.

If you have any questions or need any additional information about this course, please contact Steve Sokoloff at 573-751-2415 or at Steve.Sokoloff@prosecutors.mo.gov.