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Second Annual Child Welfare Attorney Trial Skills Training at John Marshall Law School, July 8-9, 2011

(Please pass this on to other Georgia attorneys practicing in child welfare who may be interested in participating in this training.)

APPLY NOW - Application Deadline extended to June 13!

The Second Annual Child Welfare Trial Skills Training, a Georgia specific, “learning-by-doing” trial techniques training, will be held July 8-9, 2011, at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. The Training focuses specifically on TRIAL SKILLS and is not a substantive law seminar.  This year’s training will concentrate on direct and cross examination, including such related issues as the introduction of evidence, tendering experts, making objections, and more.  Enrollment is limited to 50 attorneys. A waitlist will be employed to ensure an optimal faculty-student ratio.

We are developing a dynamic agenda offering a full year’s MCLE credit (12 MCLE hours, including 1 ethics hour, 6 trial practice hours and 1 professionalism hour). To receive CLE credit, participants will be required to pay the Bar $5 per hour claimed ($15 per hour for Professionalism). The training will include a fact pattern and the evidentiary section of a mock trial based on deprivation case scenarios and Georgia law. Portions of the training take place in a simulated courtroom setting and students will receive faculty critique and video review. While the training will employ the NITA method of operation for teaching the students, the training is not a NITA-sponsored training.

Confirmed sponsors of the program are the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children, the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts, the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children, the Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council and the Parent Attorney Advocacy Committee.

Scholarships are available for a limited number of attorneys meeting certain criteria. Contact cwtrialtechniques@gmail.com for application and scholarship information.  The application and scholarship deadline has been extended to June 13. 

No payment is due with your application form. Registration forms and further instructions will be emailed to the first 50 accepted applicants and a waitlist will be maintained. Registration Fee:  $100 per person for groups of 5 or more, $150 individual registration.

All participants must commit to attend the entire training.   Program materials will be provided to all participants in advance of the training.  All participants must read the program materials before the training.   If you are uncertain about your availability or ability to prepare, please do not apply to attend.

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Patricia K. Buonodono, CWLS

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