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Telling a Story: Trial Skills for the Child Welfare Lawyer

August 16, 2012

Telling a Story: Trial Skills for the Child Welfare Lawyer
Marvin Ventrell, Director, Juvenile Law Society

Thursday, Aug 16 at 9:00 AM EDT

This training will give the child welfare lawyer the trial skills necessary for zealous advocacy in every child welfare case. It is tailored for lawyers who represent children, parents, and state agencies in abuse and neglect cases. The training is conducted by Juvenile Law Society Director, Marvin Ventrell, who has presented this trial advocacy training across the United States. The training is based on Mr. Ventrell’s book, Trial Advocacy for the Child Welfare Lawyer: Telling the Story of the Family. Each training participant will receive a copy of the book on the day of the training. The training is a combination of lecture, demonstrations, and participant learn-by-doing performances focusing on the following skills: opening and closing statements, handling difficult witnesses, direct and cross-examination, expert testimony, and making objections. This is a one-of-a-kind training opportunity that will benefit lawyers at every experience level.

Target Audience: Lawyer-guardians ad litem, parents’ attorneys, Assistant Attorneys General, and prosecutors.



August 16, 2012
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