TDCAA’s Advanced Appellate Advocacy Course is designed for prosecutors who are assigned primarily to an appellate caseload or have significant mixed trial and appellate experience who want to prepare and participate in a hands-on course to increase their effectiveness in brief writing and oral argument. Upon acceptance, all participants will receive a packet of instructions and a scenario that will form the basis of the presentations, faculty demonstrations, writing, and courtroom performances.
The course will be done in two parts and at two locations. The first part will be in Austin on June 9th and 10th. Then, after a break to finalize briefs and prepare arguments, part two will be in Waco on July 25th and 26th.
If you are interested in attending, please review the posted brochure to review conditions, dates, and locations. Applications are available on the last page of the brochure. Due to the rigorous nature of the course and limited number of available seats, all applications must include a nomination from your boss, the Elected Prosecutor. Ultimately, course acceptance is based on individual experience, geography, office size, and need.