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National Institute for Trial Advocacy: Seattle Trial Program

From the event website: As a participant in the Seattle Trial Program, you will use NITA’s learning-by-doing method to practice and perfect your skills in the challenging arts of trial advocacy and persuasion.

In a simulated trial setting, you will be performing:

  • Opening statements and closing arguments
  • Impeachment
  • Direct and cross examinations
  • Voir dire

Following your live and digitally recorded performances, you will be given feedback and critique from the renowned NITA faculty. There will be a bench trial in the middle of the week and to conclude the program, you will conduct a full jury trial, then have a chance to ask the jurors questions and hear their feedback. You will be able to choose a criminal or civil case file for your performances and trial.