Registration Rates

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Trial Boot Camp Advocates

Advocate registration for the Trial Boot Camp is now closed. We are maintaining a waiting list and Advocate spots that become available will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Karen Maoki at with questions or to add your name to the waiting list.

 NELA Members $850
 Non-NELA Members $1,200
Trial Boot Campers
On or Before Sept. 22 Sept. 23–29 After Sept. 29 and On-site
 NELA Members $650 $700 $750
 Legal Services/Public Interest $600 $600 $675
 Government Attorneys $600 $600 $675
 Paraprofessionals $600 $600 $675
 Non-NELA Members $950 $1,000 $1,050
Daily Rates (Must be NELA Member)
 Thursday Only $450
 Friday Only $450
 Saturday Only $450


The Boot Camp Advocate full registration fee includes attendance, the online Boot Camp Manual, three continental breakfasts, three box lunches, refreshments, and a reception. The Boot Camper full registration fee includes attendance, the online Boot Camp Manual, three continental breakfasts, three box lunches, refreshments, and a reception. Daily registration (Campers only) fees include attendance for the registered day, the online Trial Boot Camp Manual, and all scheduled food functions for the registered day. Attendance on a daily registration basis will be strictly enforced.

Participants who register on or before September 22, 2017 will be listed in the printed “Directory of Participants” for the Trial Boot Camp.

The online Trial Boot Camp Manual will be offered in September in a downloadable format. All registered participants will be able to access the Manual before, during, and after the program. Participants will receive an email when the Manual is available. More information

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Confirmation of Registration
Receipt of registration forms will be confirmed via email for individuals who provide an email address, otherwise confirmations will be sent via facsimile.

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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. 

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.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations for the seminar must be submitted in writing to NELA. Registrants who cancel in writing on or before September 29, 2017 will receive a refund minus a $50 administrative charge. Those who cancel after this date and no-show registrants will not receive a refund, but will have access to the online seminar manual. You may notify NELA of your cancellation via facsimile ((866) 593-7521) or email.