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 Austin. 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!
To make reservations: Omni Southpark, 4140 Governors Row, Austin, TX 78744
To make reservations at the $119 group rate, call (512) 383-2622 or click here to book online. You must mention TDCAA in order to get the discounted rate. Rates are available until June 24 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. This hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle and complimentary self parking. On a designated night, TDCAA will organize shuttle service to downtown Austin.
Click here to download course materials. This password will be sent to registered attendees one week prior to the event.
Click here to evaluate each speaker. This link will be live during and after the conference.
TDCAA will reimburse only eligible prosecutors and prosecutor office employees up to $40 per night for five nights’ stay at a hotel and up to $20 a day for meals not provided at the conference. TDCAA will not reimburse for travel, registration fees, hotel tax, parking, taxi costs, or other extraordinary expenses. All meals not provided by TDCAA and other expenses are your own.