April 20-21, 2022
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA
Hosted by the Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development
This intensive, learn-by-doing skills program consists of on-demand lessons covering oral motion advocacy and different aspects of legal writing, followed by an in-person, two-day live session (April 20 and 21). Prior to the live session, participants will draft a summary judgment motion or response based on a fictional case file, Orsino v. Agora Dept. of Agriculture. Participants will not be required to conduct any legal research; the case file contains all the legal authority to be cited in the motion and response. Participants will need to complete the on-demand lessons and draft their motion or response by a specified deadline before the live session. Total estimated pre-work is 7.5 to 8.5 hours. During the live session, participants will argue their position on the summary judgment motion, and faculty will provide constructive feedback. Participants will also meet with faculty to discuss their motion/response in detail.
This training will teach participants to:
- Design a logical framework for their written work.
- Incorporate a theme into their motion.
- Construct logical, well-organized arguments.
- Present a convincing oral argument that complements their motion.
Nominations will be due by Tuesday, February 22.
This training is a closed session open to 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. Please contact Maria Humayun at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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.
If eligible, NAAG will apply for CLE per CLE accrediting body guidelines.