This summer Clinton DeWitt attended the International Association of Defense Counsel’s 46th annual trial academy at Stanford University. The IADC Trial Academy is one of the oldest and most respected programs for developing defense trial advocacy skills. This seven-day intensive program blends faculty instruction and demonstration with individual student participation. The faculty consists of leading defense trial lawyers selected on a national basis from different regions of the country. Each faculty member is assigned to a group of five to seven students which allows for individualized attention and instruction. Each student conducts opening statements, direct and cross examination of lay witnesses, direct and cross examination of medical doctors and economists, and closing statements. These exercises are videotaped and the faculty member critiques them with the student.
Learn more here: https://www.iadclaw.org/education-events/CLE-Events/Trial-Academy/