When

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00 AM MST
-to-
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM MST

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Where

Location TBD 
CO  

 
 

Contact

Ellis Mayer, Esq., 2020 Trial Academy Chair 
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 
303-263-6466 
 

Refund and cancellation policy: A registrant for a CDLA event will be entitled to receive a refund in the amount of 50% of the registration fee if the request is received more than 14 days prior to the scheduled date of the event. Thereafter, no refunds will be provided, but the registrant may substitute another person to participate in the event. 

March 5 - 7, 2020
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

TRIAL ACADEMY

SIGN UP NOW AS ONLY LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

CLE CREDIT
Approximately 25 hours, to include at least 1 Ethics credit.  

Cost
$700 Per Participant for a 3 day practicum including breakfast, lunch, and a closing day happy hour.

A Three-Day (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) Investment Providing Invaluable
Benefits

We learn by doing!  Unfortunately, the trial experience necessary to please clients and carriers is difficult to come by.  That is why The Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Trial Academy offers this trial advocacy program of exceptional quality, at a very reasonable cost, in a convenient 2 work day and one Saturday format held locally in Denver. 

This intensive program blends small group faculty (3:1 student to mentor) instruction and demonstration with individual student implementation drills. The two days is devoted to on point lectures by some of CDLA’s most experienced trial attorneys, followed by mentored practicum exercises. This practicum format has proven successful in development of trial presentation skills in a relatively short period of time. 

The third and final day of Trial Academy consists of the attendees’ trial of a bad faith breach of contract case. Trial Academy attendees will be divided into three trial teams, Plaintiff and Defendant. Advocacy skills will be honed through use of facts and exhibits that are helpful and harmful to each party.  This year’s problem will also afford participants practice in direct and cross examination of lay and expert witnesses. The trials will be overseen by real judges, and decided by a panel of mock jurors. A moderated debriefing will occur between the judges, the participants and the mock jurors following the verdict. 

Lecturers currently include Dylan Lewis of American Family, June Laird of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Kurt Henkel of Tucker Holmes, Tom Rice of Senter, Golfarb & Rice, Jason Young of Pearl Schneider Young, Kirstin Dvorchak of Campbell, Wagner, Frazier & Dvorchak, Teri L. Vasquez of Bayer & Carey, plus a player to be named later.

Judges currently include Thomas K. Kane of El Paso County District Court and James Miller from JAMS.

CLE Credit: Approximately 20 hours, to include at least 1 Ethics credit.  

Cost: $700 per participant.  Space will be reserved once payment is received by CDLA.  Tuition includes breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, and a closing happy hour on Saturday after trial. 

Space is limited to 18 participants.
Register now as these spaces will fill up quickly!

 

Register Now!

Refund and cancellation policy: A registrant for a CDLA event will be entitled to receive a refund in the amount of 50% of the registration fee if the request is received more than 14 days prior to the scheduled date of the event. Thereafter, no refunds will be provided, but the registrant may substitute another person to participate in the event.