Prosecutor Trial Skills Course

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 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 at the $124 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 December 23 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. This hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle and complimentary self parking.

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 $94 per night for two nights’ stay at a hotel.  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. Updated 10/1/2019