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Federal Bar Council
Access to Counsel
Trial Skills Training for Pro Bono Attorneys
*preference will be given to participants who commit to taking a matter from the SDNY or EDNY civil pro se docket within two years of taking this course.
Monday, July 15 & Tuesday, July 16, 2024
8:30am – 4:00pm
Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY
CLE Credit: This program will provide 12.0 transitional/ non-transitional CLE credits in Skills
As part of the Federal Bar Council’s Access to Counsel Project, and in partnership with the ACTL Downstate New York Chapter, the Council is pleased to offer an intensive Trial Skills Training program for attorneys who represent or agree to represent civil pro se litigants in the SDNY and EDNY. Over the course of two days, participants will engage in comprehensive sessions focusing on various trial skills, including openings statements, summations, direct and cross examinations. The program will culminate on Tuesday afternoon Mock trials held at the SDNY courthouse.
This intensive training opportunity offers participants the chance to refine and enhance their skills within a supportive, small group setting. Our experienced instructors will provide focused evaluation and constructive feedback to facilitate skill development.
Participation in this program is free, but space is limited. Registrants who agree to commit to taking a matter from the SDNY or EDNY civil pro se docket within two years of taking this course will be given priority admission. Those who cannot take on a matter will be placed on a waiting list and added to the roster pending availability.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your trial advocacy skills and contribute to improving access to justice!
Please contact David Quiles for more information at
The Federal Bar Council would like to thank the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for its support and the use of its materials.