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The National Employment Lawyers Association’s Trial Boot Camp is an intensive three-day skills-based program specifically designed for plaintiffs’ employment lawyers at all levels of trial experience. The Boot Camp will feature interactive demonstrations and presentations on successful techniques and strategies for trying employment cases, as well as mock proceedings designed to mimic the rigorous pace and schedule of trial. Topics covered will include opening statements, closing arguments, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, the rules of evidence, jury selection, and more.

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 is 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.

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Registration

Trial Boot Camp Advocates

Advocate Registration closes Sept. 8.
Registration is limited to 104 Advocates.

NELA Members $850
Non-NELA Members $1,200


Trial Boot Campers

Early-Bird Registration Ends September 20.

NELA Members $650
Legal Services/Public Interest $600
Government Attorneys $600
Paraprofessionals $600

Non-NELA Members $950