Want to gain the skills required to become a more persuasive litigator? Join us at Defenders’ Academy, a CLE-approved, continuing-education project created and developed at The Bronx Defenders. Our program challenges litigators to conceptualize classic trial skills in new and innovative ways.
The Defenders’ Academy faculty is comprised of highly experienced trial lawyers and coaches from all over the country. Some of our courses are taught in conjunction with performance experts, including actors, voice and movement coaches, and storytellers, who enhance the program’s unique approach.
Defenders’ Academy Trainings
Defenders’ Academy: Spring Training is a six-day intensive trial skills program for all defenders (criminal, civil and family) hosted at CUNY Law School in Long Island City, Queens, from June 5-10, 2017. Students participate in small group sessions where they receive expert coaching and individual video review. Impeachment, foundation and objection skills are reinforced with drills. Registration is NOW open – click here!
Cross Better: Advanced Skills for the Experienced Practitioner is a two-day training, focusing solely on advanced cross examination skills (storytelling through cross, crossing a surprise witness, implausibility cross, etc.). This program is for all defenders (criminal, civil and family) and will be hosted at The Bronx Defenders on April 21-22, 2017. Registration is NOW open – click here!
For more information regarding registration for Defenders’ Academy Trainings, contact Karen Smolar at KarenS@bronxdefenders.org