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Defenders’ Academy

Defenders’ Academy

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.

Defenders’ Academy is a unique trial skills program for public defenders and private attorneys. Our program challenges litigators to conceptualize classic trial skills in new and innovative ways, led by faculty 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

Registration is now open for Defenders’ Academy: Spring Training 2019

Defenders’ Academy: Spring Training is a five-day intensive trial skills program for all defenders (criminal and family) hosted at CUNY Law School.  Students participate in small group sessions where they receive expert coaching and individual video review. Impeachment, foundation and objection skills are reinforced with drills. Our program challenges litigators to conceptualize classic trial skills in new and innovative ways. Our faculty is comprised of highly experienced trial lawyers and coaches from all over the country and includes performance experts — actors, voice and movement coaches, and storytellers, who enhance the program’s unique approach.

This year Defenders’ Academy will take place on March 18th – 22nd2018 at CUNY Law School in Long Island City, NY.

To register, please see our event page

Please contact Katie Wozencroft at katiew@bronxdefenders.org with any questions or concerns regarding registration.