Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association

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    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Nashville, TN
    Registration is closed

    ***The 2022 Trial School is sold out. If you would like to placed on the 2023 waiting list for January 2023 event, please send an email to office@tdla.net ****

    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.


    Registration Fee will be $495/ pp.

    Agenda

    Friday July 15 - 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 - Off-site Reception with participants, mentors and Judges will be invited.

    Saturday July 16 - 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:

    Rate is $219/ night.

    Doubletree Downtown Nashville

    315 4th Avenue North
    Nashville, Tennessee 37219-1693

    Call or use the booking link below.

    Phone: 615-244-8200

    Group Name:     Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association - Trial School 2022

    Group Code:      TDL


    Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=BNADUDT&groupCode=CDTTDL&arrivaldate=2022-07-15&departuredate=2022-07-16&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

    All reservations MUST be made, no later than June 21, 2022. Any reservations needed after this date must be made on your own and they will be at a different rate.



    • 31 Aug 2022
    • 02 Sep 2022
    • Nashville

    Join us in Nashville for an amazing networking, educational and fun event at our TDLA Annual Meeting on August 31 - September 2, 2022

    The general format of the meeting will be to arrive Wednesday August 31 with an offsite past presidents reception and networking activity Wednesday night. Thursday will be a half day of classes ending at noon, young lawyers boot camp Thursday afternoon and awards dinner Thursday night. Friday we will have a half day of classes with the meeting ending at noon on Friday.

    Meeting Registration Rates:
    TDLA member: $450
    Young Lawyer Boot Camp: $75 
    Young Lawyer Boot Camp & Annual Meeting: $175 

    More information coming soon!

    Hotel Information:

    Group Name:     Tennessee Defense Lawyers – Annual Meeting

    Group Code:      TND

    Check-In:             31 - August - 2022

    Check-Out:         02 – September - 2022

    Hotel Name:       DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown

    Hotel Address:   315 4th Avenue North

                                  Nashville, Tennessee

                                  37219-1693

    Group reservation Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=BNADUDT&groupCode=CDTTND&arrivaldate=2022-08-31&departuredate=2022-09-02&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

    Call-In Reservation Number: 1-800-222-8733

    Room Block Cutoff Date is August 9, 2022. This is the last day for attendees to make reservations. Any reservations needed after this date will be based on hotel availability.





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