Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy

WHAT IS TRIAL ACADEMY?
The Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy is an annual program organized in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Section and the U.S, District Court for the Western District of Missouri that is designed to teach new lawyers trial advocacy skills. The program provides participating attorneys with training and guidance from experienced litigators and judges and allows them to practice trial techniques in a realistic courtroom setting.

Led by United States Magistrate Judge Robert E. Larsen, training sessions cover voir dire, opening statments, direct and cross examinations, evidentiary foundations, expert witnesses, and closing arguments.

The program is eligible for 50-55 CLE credit hours in Missouri and Kansas, including two hours of ethics.

For a more detailed description of the Trial Academy, click here

Ross T Roberts Trial Academy Info.

APPLYING FOR TRIAL ACADEMY Apply now! 
The application period for the 2014-2015 Trial Academy runs from June 1, 2014 to August 1, 2014. Class size is limited, and early application submission is encouraged.

The cost to participate is $575, which includes all CLE luncheons, all prep and performance sessions, an electronic trial notebook with materials, the mock trial competition and a year-end reception. 

To apply for the 2014-2015 Trial Academy, click here to download an application form. Instructions for submission of applications are included on the form. 

SCHOLARSHIP INFO
A limited number of scholarships is available. Please see below for more information.

To download a YLS Section scholarship application, click here.

To download a Diversity Section scholarship application, click here

To download a Western District scholarship application, click here.

For further information about Trial Academy, contact Barb Hannon at 816-474-4322 or bhannon@kcmba.org.

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