Trio of faculty lead trial advocacy workshop for juvenile advocates

by Jason Collver on July 17, 2013

Dean Doug Blaze and Professors Jerry Black and Penny White led a cadre of faculty from around the country in a three-day workshop designed to help lawyers who represent children and families in juvenile court and serve as Guardians ad Litem, master the fundamental skills of trial practice. The program was hosted by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in conjunction with the Tennessee Court Improvement Program in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Sixty-four lawyer participants had the opportunity to hear lectures, watch demonstrations and practice essential skills in delivering opening statements and closing arguments and examining fact, child and expert witnesses on direct and cross-examination.