DAYL is excited to host the popular Trial Skills Boot Camp half-day CLE program on Saturday, July 24, 2021. In addition to the return of the Trial Skills Boot Camp, DAYL will offer a two supplemental CLE programs to compliment the Boot Camp. Save the dates below and stay tuned for future updates, including RSVP information.

Each of the below programs will utilize the following hypothetical. Please review before attending or participating in any of the below programs.

April 28 – Trial Skills CLE
Topic: Mode of Argument, Arguing before the Judge
Noon via Zoom

Speakers Include:

The Honorable David Horan, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
The Honorable Tonya Parker, 116th Judicial District Court
Rogge Dunn, Rogge Dunn Group
Alana Ackels, Partner, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP


July 24 – Trial Skills Boot Camp
9:00am – 1:00pm | Zoom

Speakers include:

Michael K. Hurst, Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann
Amy M. Stewart, Stewart Law Group
Jenny Martinez, Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
Robert Manley, McKool Smith, P.C.

Participating judges include Judge Melissa Bellan, Judge Dale Tillery, Judge Martin Hoffman, Judge Kristina Williams, Judge Aiesha Redmond, Judge Monica Purdy, Judge Ashley Wysocki.

The 2021 DAYL Trial Skills Boot Camp will focus on making closing arguments to the jury. This year’s Boot Camp will include a panel discussion and mock closing-argument presentation by some of Dallas’s preeminent trial attorneys. Following the panel discussion and closing-argument presentations, participants will have the opportunity to give their own mock closing in a virtual experiential learning session. The experiential learning component is always the highlight of each year’s program and provides young lawyers the opportunity to draft and present a specific trial skill to judges and experienced litigators and then receive constructive feedback.  Although participation in the experiential learning portion of the Trial Skills Boot Camp is not required to attend the panel discussion, participation is nonetheless encouraged by the judges and experienced litigators who attend to share their knowledge with young lawyers.

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October Trial Skills CLE
Details to be announced