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Ernest F. Hollings National Advocacy Center
1620 Pendleton St
Columbia, SC 29201

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Columbia, South Carolina
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This program is best suited for attorneys who have not previously attended a NAGTRI Trial Advocacy Training Program. This intensive advocacy course consists of on-demand lessons covering different aspects of evidentiary issues, followed by an in-person, two-day session where participants will admit exhibits, impeach witnesses, and make objections in performances based on a fictional case file. The on-demand lessons consist of videos, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and next steps for participants to prepare for the live session. Participants will need to complete the on-demand lessons and prepare for their performances prior to the live session. Note: participants will play each other’s witnesses during the performances.

This training will teach you to:

  • Apply the underlying principles of admitting and excluding evidence in the courtroom.
  • Identify different types of exhibits and lay a foundation for the admission of each type.
  • Use exhibits persuasively to advance your case theory.
  • Identify different methods of impeaching a witness.
  • Use impeachment to attack a witness’s testimony.

Note: If you or anyone in your office has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Maria Humayun at mhumayun@naag.org and Julia Brock at jbrock@naag.org.

Scholarship Nominations

Nominations will be due by Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

This training is a closed session for attorneys general and attorney general staff only.

NAGTRI will provide a limited number of scholarships to selected participants to participate in the training. Offices are not guaranteed a slot, though NAGTRI makes every effort to accept nominees from as many attorney general offices as possible.

Contact your nominator: If you are interested in attending this conference, click the button below and follow the instructions to contact your office’s NAAG Nominator and submit your interest.

Express Your Interest


NAGTRI will apply for CLE for attendees eligible under CLE accrediting body guidelines.

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