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Trial & Hearing Skills
 
     

Provider/Source

Geographic Areas

Scholarships/
Discounts

Format

Benchmark Institute
Eight-day Trial & Hearing Skills Training offered in alternate years. Geared to public interest practice.

Pre-Trial/Hearing Skills including depositions, law & motion, negotiation are part of the eight-day College of Advocacy offered annually.

National training offered in California

Yes

 

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Yes

Live

 

 

 

 

American Law Institute American Bar Association (ALI-ABA)
Depositions, discovery, negotiation, public speaking, federal court

Primarily Washington DC, & Pennsylvania but also some other states

Yes

Live
Online
Satellite
Audio
Video
Print

 

 

 

 

 

Committee on Regional Training
(CORT)
A legal services cooperative, CORT offers one to six-day trainings including litigation planning, trial skills, hearing skills, negotiation

Michigan, Ohio,
West Virginia

 

Live

 

 

 

 

Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
One-hour to one-day sessions on aspects of trials such as discovery, litigation strategies, pretrial motions, recent developments, settlement.

California

Discount on books available to California Legal Services Trust Fund Programs;

Discounts for New Attorneys

 

Live
Online
Video
Audio
Print
CD-ROM

 

 

 

 

Daily Journal
The California Lawyer includes a one-hour self-study article each month. These articles are posted the web.
Oct. 2001
Arguing Motions Effectively

California

Free on the website

$25 to receive one hour MCLE credit

Online
Print

 

 

 

 

Impact Fund
One-half to one-day trainings on aspects of impact litigation.

California

Discounts for California Trust Fund Program staff (IOLTA) and other nonprofit lawyers

Live

 

 

 

 

Institute for Paralegal Education
One day trainings in trial preparation, case management, discovery, managing complex litigation

All states

Nonprofit discount possible. Fax request to Nancy Kraft
(715) 835-7488

Live
Print
Audio

 

 

 

 

www.law.com 
Includes motion practice, theory of the case

 

Tuition assistance based on need with special consideration for public interest lawyers, government lawyers and recently admitted solo practitioners. Contact
seminars@corp.law.com or 800-903-9872 for application form.

Online
Audio
Video
Text

 

 

 

 

Law Journal Seminars
Civil Litigation Practice session includes motion practice, discovery, depositions, trial strategy.

 

Tuition assistance based on need with special consideration for public interest lawyers, government lawyers and recently admitted solo practitioners. Contact Registrar at 800/888-8300, ext 9191 or seminars@amlaw.com.

 

Online
Print
Video
Audio

 

 

 

 

Lorman Education Services
One day trainings in depositions, discovery, motions, judgment enforcement,
For paralegals, legal secretaries & lawyers

Many states

 

Live
Print
Audio

 

 

 

 

National Business Institute
One day trainings in class actions, civil trials, expert witnesses, objections

All states

 

Live
Online

 

 

 

 

 

National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
One to 15 day trainings on trial skills & aspects of trials such as depositions, expert witnesses.

Various states

Yes

Live

 

 

 

 

Practicing Law Institute
Opening  statements, closing arguments, direct & cross examination, discovery, discovery, motions

Primarily California & New York, but also some other states

Yes

 

Live
Online
Video
CD-ROM

 

 

 

 

Professional Education Systems
One day trainings on preparing for trial, evidence, depositions
For paralegals, legal secretaries & attorneys

Many states

 

Live
Print

 

 

 

 

The Rutter Group
Offerings include trial skills/techniques, depositions, discovery, expert witnesses, jury persuasion, federal litigation

California

Discounts on live and video replay seminars for legal aid organizations
Contact Sales at (800) 747-3161 ext. 2

Discounts for newly admitted lawyers

Live
Video
Online
Audio
Print
CD-ROM

 

 

 

 

State Bar of California
The California Bar Journal includes a one-hour self-study article each month. These articles are posted the web.
Feb. 1999
Technology in the Courtroom
Nov. 1996
Knowing Your Jury

California

Free on the website

$20 to receive one hour MCLE credit

Online
Print

 

 

 

 

Taecan.com
Offers online the trainings developed by a number of bar associations including the State Bar of California, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, and National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

 

 

 

Online
(Audio & Print)