YLS Trial Academy Scholarship

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.

The Young 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 client’s interests.

Participating 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.

The Trial 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 will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 through Thursday, April 2, 2015. To apply for the CJS scholarship, complete this form. 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.