Saturday, March 17, 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.

While I cannot translate everything from the seminar to the family law side of my practice, 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.

I am resting this weekend, doing some writing, trying to get caught up with the practice, and thinking of how to implement some of ideas for the practice.

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