2020 Trial Advocacy

Start Time/Date: 12:00 PM Sunday, June 14, 2020
End Time/Date: 12:00 PM Friday, June 19, 2020
ADDRESS: Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail
CITY: Williamsburg, VA 23185

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The Trial Advocacy Program is an intensive five-day program offered for Commonwealth's Attorneys and their Assistants at all levels of experience, offering approximately 25 CLE hours. Attendees spend approximately 8 hours at lectures and demonstrations given by prosecutors and physicians covering medical, legal and tactical aspects of the prosecution of child abusers, focusing on abusive head trauma cases. The remaining time is spent in small workshop groups discussing and practicing case analysis, trial strategy, opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination and closing argument in the context of a hypothetical abusive head trauma case. Attendees will be assigned to workshop groups. Wednesday afternoon is free time. Classes are held at the William and Mary Law School. Lodging will be provided at the Fort Magruder Hotel in Williamsburg for attendees whose offices are 25 or more miles from the training venue.  Attendance is limited to 40 students. All meals are either provided or reimbursed at the state per diem rate.  Travel to and from the training is not covered. 

ACCEPTANCE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration, a link to download an application will be emailed to the registrant to be completed and returned to CASC. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MARCH 20,2020, FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS YEAR'S CLASS.