NELA Trial Boot Camp Is Essential!

By NELA HQ posted 09-11-2017 11:47 AM


Join NELA President Jim Kaster in Chicago for our 2017 Trial Boot Camp. Below, Jim shares a few words about his 3rd time as a Trial Boot Camp Faculty Member.

Motions, conferences, delays, and a general reluctance by some courts to go to trial make it increasingly unlikely that our cases will be resolved by juries. Because of this, it is hard to attain and retain the skills we all need to be successful trial advocates. If your practice fits this description, I urge you to sign up for the 2017 NELA Trial Boot Camp, taking place October 12–14 in Chicago, IL. The deadline to register as a Trial Boot Camp Advocate has been extended through this Friday, September 15, so there is still time to secure your place.

The faculty is OUTSTANDING and includes some of the best plaintiffs’ employment lawyers in the nation. Their vast experience will be shared with you on a one-on-one basis in this unique environment. 

This is a hands-on seminar. You will participate actively in trial preparation and deliver pieces of your case throughout the preparatory sessions. Learn how to approach your trial, from voir dire through opening statements, telling your client’s story in trial examinations, and closing arguments, using a case packet adapted from a real employment case. Your experience culminates in participating in your own trial on Saturday, and getting invaluable feedback from the excellent trial team leaders, who have volunteered their time and expertise to help you get ready for that next trial.

I can tell you from my experience that this seminar is an invaluable tool for your first or, for that matter, your next trial. Many of our past participants feel the same way:

The mock trial was an excellent means of demonstrating the trial skills needed to succeed!

The environment was great. I loved having the lectures and then breaking out to try it ourselves!

All of my expectations were exceeded!

Full program details are available here:

Registration information is available here:

See you there!