Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association

TDLA Trial School 2022

  • 21 Jan 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • 22 Jan 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Nashville, TN



Calling TDLA Young Lawyers! Register and join us at the TDLA Annual Trial School that will take place January 21-22, 2022 in Nashville, TN.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to refine your litigation skills! Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association Trial School will give young lawyers the opportunity to learn from an outstanding faculty consisting of seasoned TDLA members with significant trial experience.

The TDLA Trial School will include classroom instruction as well as an opportunity for participants to conduct a trial from a NITA problem, including voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross examination of witnesses, introducing exhibits (including use of technology in the courtroom), and closing arguments.

Prior to the Trial School, participants will be assigned a mentor and attend a "pre-trial conference" approximately two weeks prior to the school.

The Trial School will take place at the Doubletree downtown and the Davidson County Courthouse.

Participants will receive feedback regarding their trial presentations from judges and coaches and will get actual jury verdicts at the end of their trials.

**TDLA Trial School will be limited to 12 registrants. Any registrations over this number will be placed on a waiting list for the 2023 Trial School.**

Registration Fee will be $495/ pp.

Tentative Agenda

Friday January 21 - Class
Doubletree Downtown Nashville

9:00am-10am Registration
10:00am-11am educational session
11:00-noon educational session
12:00-1pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm educational session
Afternoon- meet with your assigned group

6pm - Off-site Reception with participants, mentors and Judges will be invited.

Saturday January 22 - Trials
Davidson County Courthouse

7:30am-8:00am Continental Breakfast at courthouse
8:00-8:30am Courtroom set up/ Pre-trial Conference
8:30am-9:00am Jury Reports/ Voir Dire
9:00am-9:30am Opening Statements
9:30am-noon Plaintiff first, second and third witnesses
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-3:15 Defense first, second and third witnesses
3:15pm-3:45pm Closing arguments
3:45-4:15pm Jury deliberations, participant discussions, out of jury presence, etc.
4:30pm Verdict/ Adjourn

Hotel Information:
Room rate is $209/ night
Group code: TDL

Click Here for hotel online booking link.

All reservations MUST be made, no later than January 7, 2022. Any reservations needed after this date must be made on your own and they will be at a different rate.

Doubletree Downtown Nashville
315 4th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37219-1693

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