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48th Annual Trial Academy

Saturday, July 25, 2020 - Friday, July 31, 2020
All Day Event
Stanford Law School
Palo Alto, CA
United States

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.


Registration is open for the 48th Annual Trial Academy! Register online or by filling out the registration form and emailing it to

You can mail or fax your registration to the IADC office but please note that there will be delays in processing anything that is faxed or mailed as IADC staff are working remotely. If you can and are able to register online or fill out the registration form and email it, it is appreciated.

Please note that early registration has been extended through April 17.

To view the 48th Annual Trial Academy brochure, click here.

The IADC Trial Academy program is designed to enhance advocacy skills and provide the opportunity for trial experience. Major emphasis is placed on the learning-by-doing method of instruction.

The Academy provides intensive, comprehensive and participatory education to young defense trial lawyers. Its faculty members are experienced, well-recognized trial lawyers with extensive trial experience. They are drawn from different geographic areas and diverse practices, styles and personalities. Faculties and directors rotate on an annual basis.

If you are an IADC member interested in participating in the Trial Academy as a member of its faculty, please fill out the Faculty Interest Form and send it to Amy O'Maley McGuire, Assistant Director of Legal Programming, at


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