20th Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College (Live Event)

Thursday, October 25, 2018 to Friday, October 26, 2018
Portland, OR United States Get Directions
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8:25 a.m.–2 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2018
Live Event at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse, 1000 S.W. Third Ave., Portland
10.5 Practical Skills or General CLE credits and 1 Ethics credit

Oregon judges and their lawyer staff, 50-year OSB members, and Active Pro Bono OSB members—please call the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, to register.

Learn by doing.

For 19 years Oregon’s trial advocates have learned by doing. And for its 20th anniversary the tradition continues with a refreshed Oregon Trial Advocacy College.

One of the Oregon State Bar’s highest-rated CLE programs, the Oregon Advocacy College is expanding the opportunity to learn from some of Oregon’s most accomplished and respected trial attorneys.

Unlimited access to online videos will provide techniques and tips for conducting voir dire, opening statement, direct examination, cross-examination, and closing argument from a select group of seasoned practitioners.

Using the College’s fact pattern, you will be assigned to represent either the plaintiff or the defendant and develop your own case to present in front of a real judge, two trial attorneys, and a mock jury. Limited enrollment and a small group setting ensure individual attention, while constructive feedback means the ability to develop your persuasive advocacy style.

Day 1: Enhance your advocacy skills before you present your case with insight into winning persuasive advocacy, how to be authentic in front of the judge and jury, legal ethics for litigators, and the top ten things judges would change about attorney conduct during a jury trial.

Day 2: It’s time to present your case! Participants are expected to conduct voir dire, make an opening statement, perform direct and cross-examination, and give a closing argument. Experienced attorneys and judges will advise and guide you through your mock trial while providing individual evaluations.

Practice makes perfect—and here is the perfect opportunity to develop new advocacy skills or refine your existing techniques. Register by October 1 and save $45. Registration is limited to 40 participants.

Participants are expected to thoroughly review the fact pattern and evidence in advance and come to the College prepared to present questions to a jury pool for voir dire, make an opening statement, perform direct and cross-examination of witnesses, and give a closing argument. Party assignments (plaintiff or defendant) and trial notebooks will be sent to registrants beginning October 9.

You must answer a questionnaire at www.osbar.org/cle/otac18 to complete your registration.

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Dietary Restrictions or Accessibility Accommodations: Please call (503) 431-6375 or toll-free at (800) 452-8260, ext. 375, at least 72 hours before the date of the seminar.

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