Sunday, March 18, 2007

Back from the Trial Advocacy Skills College

I sum up the Trial Advocacy Skills College with one word: wow.

It was a long week but a satisfying one in very many ways. Unlike any other of our continuing legal education seminars, this one did not qualify as a snorefest. The constant stress made the course feel like a real jury trial. I must admit I forgot that peculiar combination of exhilaration and doubt that is a jury trial until I started the seminar.

I do see areas that can be improved and even some complete changes in organization. Anyone who wonders if the cost of the program exceeds the benefits need not have any worries - the benefits outstrip the costs.