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48th Annual Trial Academy

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Friday, August 05, 2022
All Day Event
San Francisco,
United States

Please save the date for the 48th Annual Trial Academy.

The Trial Academy Returns in 2022!

48th Annual Trial Academy
San Francisco Bay Area
End of July/Early August


The IADC Trial Academy: Investing in your lawyers' trial advocacy skills

After a two-year hiatus, the IADC Trial Academy will return to in person training and tutelage this summer. As the “Crown Jewel” of the IADC, the Trial Academy is one of the oldest and most respected programs for developing defense trial advocacy skills. Perfect for those looking to learn and practice the fundamentals and for those seeking to refine their techniques and tactics and take their trial skills to the next level, students will learn by doing. This seven-day, intensive workshop blends faculty instruction and demonstration with individual student participation in the setting of a mock trial. Sending lawyers to the Trial Academy is as important as ever given the disruption to professional development caused by the pandemic and the re-emergence of trials as courts try to whittle away at their dockets. The Trial Academy program is sure to help your team be ready!

This year's faculty will help you be ready and continues the Academy's tradition of excellence into its 48th year under the leadership of Director Michael A. Brown and Director-Elect Edward S. Sledge IV.

Please think about which lawyers in your firm will benefit from this tried and true program. The final location details are being worked out presently, but it will remain in the San Francisco Bay area over the usual timeframe of the last week in July/early August.

Program information will be online, and registration will open in February. Fees will be comparable to that in year’s past (approximately $5,500-6,000 for tuition, meals, and housing).

If you have questions before program information is released, please email Amy O'Maley McGuire, Assistant Director of Legal Programming, at