The Criminal Justice Section is pleased to serve as a sponsor of the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section's annual Trial Academy, and to offer one scholarship to attend the academy.
Lawyers Section Trial Academy is the New
York State Bar Association’s only comprehensive trial training program. This
intensive 5-day trial techniques and advocacy program is geared toward young
and new lawyers – teaching, advancing, and improving the quality of their
experience in the courtroom, in order to benefit their careers and their
in the Trial Academy is the perfect opportunity to gain critically important
trial experience outside of the courtroom. Participants attend a morning
lecture on an aspect of a trial and spend the afternoons in small groups with
their designated team leader demonstrating the day’s trial skill from a
previously provided fact pattern. One-on-one critiques will be provided by a
rotating faculty made up of NYSBA leadership and leading litigators, advocates
and Judges from every region of New York.
Academy is open to any attorney wishing to learn or improve upon their trial
skills and provides a unique opportunity for participants to have a meaningful
experience which extends beyond a typical classroom setting.
The Trial Academy was held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 through Thursday, April 2, 2015.
The scholarship application process for the 2015 Trial Academy has ended. Scholarship applications for the 2016 Trial Academy will be accepted in Summer 2015. Please check this site for updates.
The scholarship is a full tuition scholarship; the attendee is responsible for room, travel, and some food.
For more information, please email Amy Jasiewicz or
phone/digital fax 518.487.5682