Trial Boot Camp Advocates
Trial Boot Camp Advocates will be assigned to a Trial Team of four Advocates based on their level of trial experience, which will be led by a Trial Team Leader. Advocates will act as plaintiff and defense counsel and witnesses during two three-hour mock trials, including presenting an opening statement, conducting direct and cross-examinations, and delivering a closing argument, followed by a critique. Intensive preparation and participation are required of Advocates both before and during the three-day Boot Camp.
Registration for Trial Boot Camp Advocates is limited to 104 participants. A waiting list will be maintained, and registration will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis should space become available.
Trial Boot Campers
Individuals who are interested in learning and acquiring trial advocacy skills by attending the sessions but who do not wish to participate actively as Trial Boot Camp Advocates may register as Trial Boot Campers. Campers will be assigned to Trial Teams based on level of experience.
The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) is the largest professional membership organization in the country comprising lawyers who represent workers in labor, employment, and civil rights disputes. NELA advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. The more than 4,000 members of NELA and its 69 circuit, state, and local Affiliates are committed to working on behalf of those who have been treated illegally in the workplace.