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 January in San Antonio. 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!
Holiday Inn Riverwalk is the host hotel and is located at 217 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio, 78205. To make reservations at the $119.00 group rate, call the hotel directly at (210) 224-2500 or toll free at (888)-465-4329. You must reference Prosecutor Trial Skills Course (or TDCAA) in order to receive the discounted rate. High speed internet and self-parking are complimentary. Rates are available through December 18 or until the block is full, whichever comes first.
Registration is now closed. Walk-ins will be accepted on-site.
A PDF of the agenda and brochure are 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.)