Using a learn-by-doing approach, CELA’s 3-day Trial College strives to arm participants with the experience and confidence to take cases to trial.
This year, CELA will offer two levels of Trial College training - Foundational and Advanced.* The Foundational track will focus on basic trial skills where seasoned employment trial lawyers will guide participants through the different stages of trial: voir dire (with live jurors), opening statement, direct examination, cross-examination and closing argument. In addition to all the training offered in the Foundational track, the Advanced track will include expert witness examination and proving punitive damages.
Both tracks will include intensive, hands-on trial training. Participants will be divided into small groups of attorneys with relatively similar experience levels. Each participant will be recorded. Participants will receive critiques and feedback in both group and individual settings.
Interspersed during full-day training sessions, leaders in the employment/civil rights community will present live demonstrations.
*The “Advanced” track is reserved for attorneys with previous CELA Trial College or other “learn-by-doing” trial training, or no less than five (5) previous trials.
Presenters and Trainers*
J. Bernard Alexander
*Other Presenters and Trainers to be announced
Bernard Alexander, Michael Baltaxe, Dustin Collier,
Laura Horton, Phil Horowitz, Renuka Jain, Wendy Musell and Cynthia Rice
CELA has reserved a limited block of rooms at the Parc 55 Hotel. The hotel reservation number is (800) 445-8667 or click here to make your reservations.
CELA’s discounted room rate is $219 Single/Double. The hotel is five blocks from UC Hastings. The guestroom reservation cut off date is May 10, 2017.
UC Hastings is located at 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco.
The closest airports are San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (12.3 miles) or Oakland International Airport (OAK) (20 miles). BART is accessible at both airports.