Ross T. Roberts 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 statements, 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.

Click Here to Apply for the 2018-2019 Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy.
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There are scholarship opportunities through the YLS, Diversity Section, United States Courts Western District of Missouri and AWL.  The deadline for the YLS, Diversity and Western District of Missouri scholarship application is August 10.  The AWL scholarship application can be found here

For further information about Trial Academy, contact Phoebe Burns at (816) 474-4322 or