Advanced Trial Advocacy Course Hosted by Baylor Law

August 20, 2014

Baylor Law School hosted an advanced trial advocacy course August 4-8, 2014 at the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center on the Baylor campus.

Organized and operated by the Texas District & County Attorneys Association (TDCAA), the course was a combination of lecture and hands-on elements focusing on teaching Texas prosecutors how to increase their effectiveness at trial. This year's course focused on domestic violence trial advocacy, specifically strangulation. The course was organized by TDCAA Training Director, Jack Choate.

Law School Dean Brad Toben introduced himself to the participants at the start of Friday's class and thanked them for the work they do in each of their respective district attorneys’ offices.

The course utilized the Law School's facilities, especially its spacious classrooms and four Practice Court courtrooms. Participants also benefited from being able to review and critique their own trial advocacy performance thanks to recordings made possible by Baylor Law School's integrated classroom technology.

The course was offered free of charge by the Texas District & County Attorneys Association for Texas prosecutors. Every active State Bar of Texas attorney must complete a minimum of 15 hours of accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) during each Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) compliance year, this course qualified for 24 hours of credit.

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