Young Lawyers: 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 set for January 26-27, 2024 in Nashville.
~ TDLA Trial School Testimonials ~
"The TDLA Trial School was a great experience. The ability to work through a mock trial and gain real world advice and practice tips from judges, lawyers, and other professionals in the legal field is invaluable."
"TDLA Trial School gave me an opportunity to practice examining witnesses and my public speaking skills. It was great to simulate a trial and understand the preparation needed for real life trials. Feedback was constructive, and I look forward to implementing the feedback into my every day practice."
"Great experience, especially for brand new attorneys looking to explore trial advocacy."
"This was an excellent experience, which helped me grow as a lawyer, advocate, and storyteller."
"TDLA Trial School was an amazing experience for a young lawyer and allowed me to gain additional experience and confidence in the courtroom!"
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 Fee will be $495/ pp. **LIMITED to twelve (12) Participants.**
Friday January 26 - Class
Doubletree Downtown Nashville
9:45am-11am How to Act in Court and Voir Dire
11:00-noon Opening Statements/ Direct Examination
1:00-2:00pm Cross Examinations
2:00- 3:00pm Closing Argument
Afternoon- meet with your assigned group
6pm - Dinner with participants, mentors and Judges will be invited.
Saturday January 27 - 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
9:45am-noon Plaintiff first, second and third witnesses
1:00pm-3:15 Defense first, second and third witnesses
3:30pm-3:45pm Closing arguments
3:45-4:15pm Jury deliberations, participant discussions, out of jury presence, etc.
4:30pm Verdict/ Adjourn
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Downtown Nashville
315 4th Ave, North
Nashville, TN 37219
Room rate is $219/ night.
Room Block Cutoff deadline is January 4, 2024.
Hotel Reservation line: 1-800-222-8733 and Group code is 903 if you call to make your reservation.
Hotel Reservation Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/bnadudt-903-21781ece-93f6-4210-8aac-a5c03ea4529e/