Given the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 we have made the difficult decision to cancel this programme. If you would like to be advised about a possible alternative offering later in the year, register your interest.
Now in its 35th year, this week long residential programme provides in-depth hands-on training in the skills needed for successful courtroom advocacy.
You will perform in simulated courtroom exercises a number of times every day. To help you to recognise and learn from your mistakes you will be critiqued by faculty members as soon as you complete your performance. All faculty are trained in the NITA method of teaching and will build a positive and supportive atmosphere within which critiques will be specific, clear, constructive and candid.
Learning by observingThroughout the course you will have the opportunity to observe others in your group and hear them being critiqued. Your performance will be recorded every day and then critiqued through video review. You will also have the opportunity to observe experienced faculty conducting a variety of demonstrations and discuss differences in styles and methods.
You will develop your skills as an advocate by taking part in a variety of litigation exercises and activities. You will further develop your advocacy skills through reflecting on your own performance, those of your colleagues and observing faculty demonstrations.
Designed for practitioners in their first five years of practice. Some litigation experience is required, and participants should have had at least two years’ such experience. Note: Enrolments are restricted to 96 participants.