In 2019, NAGTRI consolidated and expanded its long-standing efforts and excellence in the field of legal skills training and created the NAGTRI Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development (CLAFD).  

CLAFD's goal is to bring out the best in government lawyers. The Center provides innovative legal skills training in various formats: online and in person, instructional and learn-by-doing, live and on-demand. 

CLAFD offers comprehensive, live trainings on topics including:

  • Legal Writing
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Deposition Skills
  • E-Discovery
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Paralegal Training

For more information, contact:

Ari Telisman
NAGTRI Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development Director

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View CLAFD's Core Curriculum

The NAGTRI Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development has developed several cornerstone programs, that provide intensive training on a variety of foundational legal skills.

NAGTRI Faculty

In addition to skills trainings, CLAFD develops and recruits NAGTRI faculty to ensure effective and useful training across all NAGTRI courses.  

NAGTRI Trainings

Learn more about scheduling NAGTRI trainings.