Prosecutor Trial Skills Course – July 2023

Registration remains open until July 3rd. Walk in registrations will be welcome onsite after that.

Anyone who is new to a prosecutor’s office or who has not had sufficient opportunity in trial should plan to attend TDCAA’s Prosecutor Trial Skills Course. 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 who practice in JP or municipal courts. New prosecutors won’t want to miss this intensive, high-quality training customized especially for them!

This course has a limit of 170 attendees. Please check back here for details and updates on capacity status. Should we reach capacity, walk-in registrants will not be accepted.

Due to ongoing construction at the Sheraton hotel, we have relocated the Prosecutor Trial Skills Course to the Hilton Austin located at 500 E. 4th Street. If you booked a room at Sheraton inside of the TDCAA room block prior to 6/26/23, TDCAA was successfully able to transfer your reservation to the Hilton; you will receive a new confirmation email later this week. If you did not book inside the block, you will need to move your own reservation. Click here to book your new reservation at the Hilton. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

The conference will begin at 4:00pm on Sunday, July 9 and will adjourn around noon on Friday, July 14.

A password will be sent to registered attendees one week prior to the event to download materials.

A QR code will be provided at the conference to evaluate each talk and its presenter.

Standard Reimbursement Policy: TDCAA will reimburse only eligible ­prosecutors and prosecutor office employees up to the GSA rate per night for five nights’ stay at a hotel; this amount will be updated October 1st.  Due to the increase in hotel reimbursement, TDCAA will no longer reimburse for meals.  Additionally, TDCAA will not reimburse for travel, registration fees, hotel tax, parking, taxi costs, or other ­extraordinary expenses. All other expenses are your own.