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CDLA Trial Academy
March 5, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBD
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A Three-Day (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) Investment Providing Invaluable

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, 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 players to be named later.

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