Monday, July 26, 2021 at 12:30 PM CDT
Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Christopher S. Bond Federal Court House 
80 Lafayette Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

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Steve Sokoloff, General Counsel 
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services 
(573) 751-2415 

Trial Advocacy School 2021 
July 26 - 29, 2021

The Missouri Office of Prosecution Services will be hosting its annual Trial Advocacy School at the Christopher S. Bond Federal Court House in Jefferson City from July 26 - 29, 2021.  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.


Please note masks will be required in public areas of the court house but not in the meeting rooms.

Registration fee:
There is a non-refundable registration fee of $275.00 per person. 

1. To pay by check: Please make your checks payable to: MOPS.  Please indicate on the check what conference and the attendee's name and/or include a copy of their registration. Checks can be mailed to the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services, P.O. Box 899, Jefferson City, MO 65102.  

2. To pay by credit card:  The following link will allow you to pay by credit card, in the “Attendees” box please type “TAS2021 – then attendee's name”

If you have more than one attendee, please use first initial and last names of each.



3. If you are a State Agency and utilize the SAMII payment system, payments can be made to MOPS by using Vendor Code:  I28221000000

In the reference line type “TAS2021 – then attendee's name”



Participating jurisdictions are responsible for the cost of lodging, meals, and parking.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Jefferson City located at 610 Bolivar St., Jefferson City, MO 65101.  Rooms will be $96.00 per night, plus any applicable taxes.  You can make reservations by calling (573) 761-1400 and asking for the MOPS Trial Advocacy School room block.  You can also make reservations online using this link: HOTEL.

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.