2017 Prosecutor Trial Skills Course (July)

Sunday, July 9, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome on-site.

A PDF of the brochure is posted below.

Click HERE to access materials on a password protected page. (Password will be emailed one week prior to the conference.)

Click HERE to evaluate the speakers in real time. (This link will be live at the start of the course.)

Anyone who is new to a prosecutor’s office (less than six months on the job) should plan to attend TDCAA’s Prosecutor Trial Skills Course this July in Austin. It’s a full week of intensive training that prepares newly hired prosecutors for their work both in the courtroom and out. Seasoned faculty advisors are assigned to small groups of attendees to answer questions and direct discussions at each table, and two aspects of trial—jury selection and opening statement—are demonstrated by veteran prosecutors. Other elements of trial are covered, from opening statements to closing arguments, as are DWI and domestic violence prosecution (two of the most common offenses new prosecutors handle), plea bargains, probation revocation hearings, and motions to suppress. There’s even an optional forum on Class C misdemeanors for those prosecutors who practice in JP or municipal courts. New prosecutors won’t want to miss this intensive, high-quality training customized especially for them!

Directions to Monday night's get together at Gameplan is posted in PDF form below. Don't miss out.

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Hotel Info:

Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744

Room rate is $114/night for single or double occupancy. Guest room rate includes complimentary self-parking and internet access.

The hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service.

To make a reservation, call toll free 1-800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664). To get the special group rate, reference the 2017 TDCAA Prosecutor Trial Skills Course event.

Call by June 19, 2017. After this date, the hotel cannot guarantee rooms or group rate availability.