SDNY OFFERS TRIAL ADVOCACY TRAINING FOR PRO BONO LAWYERS ON JANUARY
11; FREE CLE CREDIT AVAILABLE
The United States District Court
for the Southern District of New York is pleased to offer a full-day
trial advocacy training for pro bono lawyers. Led by District Court
judges and leading practitioners, this training is offered to lawyers
who are admitted to practice in the Southern District and are interested
in providing pro bono representation to pro se litigants.
The program takes place on Friday,
January 11, 2013 and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Daniel
Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse (500 Pearl Street, Room 850).
The training is free and will offer participants an opportunity to
receive CLE credit for their participation. (Application for
accreditation in New York is pending before the New York State
Continuing Legal Education Board for 6.5 CLE credits.)
The training will be intensive and
skills-oriented, following the course of a trial from opening statements
to closing arguments. Lawyers will share their experience on how to try
a case successfully, and judges will offer insight into which tactics
and techniques work and which do not. Materials for the
training—which should be reviewed in advance—will be posted
on the court=s website no later than December 21, 2012.
The court requests that all lawyers
who attend this training commit to represent a pro se litigant in the
Southern District within the next 12 months and anticipates calling upon
participants who complete the training. This program is intended for
newly admitted as well as experienced lawyers who are admitted to the
Southern District of New York. Breakfast and lunch will be
Space is limited. Please RSVP no
later than January 4, 2013 by calling (212) 805-0504 or
emailing email@example.com. Please include your name, firm name, address
and e-mail address.