Designed for less experienced attorneys handling CPS cases who want to improve their litigation skills, the Children’s Commission’s Trial Skills Training will be taught over Zoom on August 26, 2021 and September 1 and 2, 2021.
A fictional Texas CPS case and live witnesses are partnered with seasoned faculty to coach attendees through all stages of trial. This unique, interactive training includes lectures, demonstrations, and practice sessions that cover critical skills needed for both the physical and virtual courtroom such as laying evidentiary foundation and entering exhibits, conducting effective direct and cross examinations, and impeachment of expert witnesses.
The application deadline is midnight on Friday, April 23, 2021. Attorneys will be notified within a few weeks of the close of the application period about whether they have been accepted into the Fall 2021 Trial Skills Training. This will be the final Trial Skills Training opportunity in 2021.