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The 2024 New York State Bar Association Trial Academy

The 2024 New York State Bar Association Trial Academy

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The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program tailored for new and young attorneys.  Through active participation in sessions, participants will enhance and refine their courtroom skills.  With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved.

For more information on the program, please visit the official webpage for the 2024 Trial Academy:

Key Highlights:

  • Hands-On Learning: The Trial Academy places a strong emphasis on active participation. You won't just be sitting in lectures; you'll be actively engaged in practical exercises and simulations, allowing you to apply theory to real-world scenarios.
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from experienced legal professionals and trial experts who will guide you through every aspect of the trial process. Our esteemed faculty will provide personalized feedback and insights to help you grow as a litigator.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Over the course of five days, you'll dive deep into essential trial techniques, including Jury Selection, Opening Statements, Evidence Presentation, Objections, Direct and Cross-Examinations, Trial Motions, Motions in Limine, and Closing Arguments.
  • Small Group Breakouts: Benefit from small group breakouts where you'll work closely with fellow attendees and experienced Team Leaders. These sessions offer a supportive environment for skill development and peer collaboration.
  • Fact Pattern-Based Learning: Receive fact patterns and materials in advance, enabling you to prepare thoroughly for each day's activities. Your practical exercises will be based on these fact patterns, enhancing the relevance of your learning experience.
  • Personalized Feedback: Your presentations will be recorded, allowing for personalized playback and review. Gain insights from your own performance and receive constructive feedback from instructors and critique faculty.

Whether you're new to the courtroom or looking to refine your trial skills, the New York State Bar Association Trial Academy offers a dynamic learning experience that will empower you to excel as a litigator. Join us for five days of immersive, hands-on training and leave with the confidence and expertise needed to advocate effectively in the courtroom.

This program offers 33.0 MCLE Credits in the following: 21.0 Skills, 1.5 Ethics, 10.5 Areas of Professional Practice

For more information on the program, please visit the official webpage for the 2024 Trial Academy:

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Registration Information:


$1295 NYSBA Members

$1,495 for Non-Members 

Group Rate:

20% off registration price for groups of 3 or more.  Please reach out to Holly Hirsch to register your group at 518-487-5586.

No refunds for cancellations after March 15th 

Start Date:
  • April 6, 2024
End Date:
  • April 10, 2024
Start Time:
  • 2:00 PM
End Time:
  • 3:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 7.5
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Skills Credit(s):
  • 22.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 31.0
  • Albany
  • New York State Bar Association
    1 Elk Street
    Albany, NY 12207
  • In-Person
Product Code:
  • 0NH31
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Criminal Justice Section
  • Family Law Section
  • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Real Property Law Section
  • Torts, Insurance, & Compensation Law Section
  • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Trusts & Estates Law Section
  • Young Lawyers Section