For Immediate Release

Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law


Trial Lawyers Converge on Seattle

Jury psychology, ethical advocacy, and trial techniques needed to obtain a winning verdict are all part of a weeklong trial advocacy conference planned for August 14 – 19, 2010 at the UW School of Law. Sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). The conference faculty includes judges, prosecutors, and private attorneys in both civil and criminal practice dedicated to developing and teaching trial advocacy skills to support and promote the fair and effective administration of justice.

"The NW Regional Trial Skills Program and the University of Washington School of Law have successfully partnered for over two decades to bring the best trial advoc! acy training to Seattle," said Professor Maureen Howard, director of the program. "We share a commitment to training students and practicing lawyers to become effective, ethical advocates for their clients."

The week of trial skills training culminates with mock jury trials, presided over by local sitting judges.

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