May 17, 2007

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Trial Skills Presentation

Sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers in collaboration with the Washington Lawyers㯭mittee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the Georgetown University Law Center


Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20001

$100.00 private practitioners $ 35.00 public interest and government lawyers

Virginia CLE Credit 5.5 hours

The American College of Trial Lawyers, in collaboration with the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs and the Georgetown University Law Center, is pleased to be offering a one day program on Trial Skills. The program will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the Georgetown University Law Center (600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20001).

The program is designed to provide an overview of the steps to be taken, and the strategies to be developed, in presenting an effective and successful trial. The speakers include many of the top trial lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. In addition, a number of federal and state court judges will be in attendance, and will participate in the discussions.

This will be our second presentation of this program. The first presentation, held in April, 2005, drew high praise from the attendees.

This year, we will also include a presentation regarding pro bono opportunities to explain how participants may get involved with pro bono organizations in the area, with an eye towards trying a case referred through those organizations. The program has been approved by the Virginia Continuing Legal Education Foundation for 5.5 hours.

The cost of the program is $100 for private practitioners and $35 for government and public interest lawyers. Registration should be handled over this website. When we receive your registration, we will send you the course materials which have been prepared by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). The materials will include the fact pattern we will be using as well as Modern Trial Advocacy, Analysis and Practice by Steven Lubet. We encourage you to sign up early to enable us to get you the course materials as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact either John B. Williams at (202-879-3678; or Barry Coburn (202-464-3300;

We look forward to seeing you on May 17, 2007