Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association

TDLA Trial School 2023

  • 27 Jan 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • 28 Jan 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Nashville, TN


SAVE THE DATE and 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 Trial School is tentatively set for January 27-28, 2023.

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.

Registration coming soon!

Registration Fee will be $495/ pp.


Friday January 27 - Class
Doubletree Downtown Nashville

9:30am 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 - Reception with participants, mentors and Judges will be invited.

Saturday January 28 - 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

More on Hotel Reservations coming soon!

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