2018 Prosecutor Trial Skills Course - July

Sunday, July 8, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018

Regitration for the Prosecutor Trial Skills Course will open in mid-April.

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 July 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 Monday, June 17, 2018 or until the block is full, whichever comes first.

A PDF version of the brochure will be posted below as soon as it is finalized.

Click HERE to access the course materials received to date. Check back for updates and additions. (A password will be emailed approximately one week prior to the conference.)

Click HERE to evaluate the speakers for each session in real time or up to two weeks after the conference. (This link will be live on the first day of the conference.)