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The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute

The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute

Motion Practice Skills for OAG-MI

Kiersten Houseman

NAGTRI Program Specialist
(202) 326-6264 | khouseman@naag.org

This advocacy program is intended to enhance the participants’ oral advocacy skills when arguing motions in court. A constructive and positive learning environment is facilitated by experienced attorneys serving as faculty. The program will contain a mix of topical presentations on various aspects of motion practice, discussion workshops, and “learn-by-doing” workshops. The emphasis in the workshops will be on participant performance of motion advocacy skills followed by constructive faculty critiques. Certain workshops will be video recorded. In these instances, each participant will also participate in a one-on-one review of his or her performance with a third faculty member. This basic program is intended for attorneys with little or no motion advocacy experience. This is a civil law program, though it is also relevant to attorneys who handle criminal matters.Topics include: the role of the manager; alternative leadership styles; delegation; performance management; communication techniques; motivation; emotional intelligence; change; and “necessary conversations.”

The program is designed to be informative and participatory, with opportunities to practice applying tools to address identified management issues. The course also offers a collegial environment for information sharing, collaboration, and skills building that continues through action planning and post-course networking. The course is intended for new and inexperienced supervisors, as well as those who have experience as managers and are looking to improve and refine their managerial leadership skills.

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