April 3-7, 2019: The Trial Academy at Cornell

New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy


The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program. Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 

The program agenda and brochure for the 2019 Trial Academy brochure is not yet available, but will be similar to the 2018 program agenda

Frequently asked questions about the Trial Academy

Please note: Seats are limited and the Trial Academy sells out each year.

Young Lawyers Section Member registration fee: $850 (NYSBA Membership required)
NYSBA member registration fee: $900
Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000

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Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of up to 37.5 MCLE credit hours, consisting of 2.0 credit hours in ETHICS and 35.5 credit hours in SKILLS. This program is transitional and therefore suitable for newly admitted attorneys. This program is accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only. Attorneys seeking credit in other jurisdictions may contact the governing body for CLE in their respective locations for credit application details. 


To apply for the Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy scholarship, complete the application form and submit along with your resume to Amy Jasiewicz at ajasiewicz@nysba.org . The scholarship is a full tuition scholarship; the attendee is responsible for room, travel, and some food.

On the application form, applicants are asked to describe their trial experience (if any), anticipated benefits of attending the Trial Academy, and any financial hardships. NYSBA membership is required and applicants must be in good standing with the bar. The application notes that government attorneys should check with their ethics officer to ensure they are able to accept a scholarship from NYSBA. 

Seats at the Trial Academy will be available to scholarship applicants who are not awarded a scholarship, provided that the member registers and pays the full registration fee by March 1, 2019. The Trial Academy sells out each year. Seats cannot be guaranteed after March 1.  

Trial Academy Scholarship Application Form (fillable PDF)

Scholarship Application Deadline 2/1/19. 

For more information, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at AJASIEWICZ@NYSBA.ORG