The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section will host the National Trial Advocacy Competition Oct. 20-22 at the Oakland County Circuit Court, located at 1200 Telegraph Road in Pontiac. The competition is designed for teams of four participants, made up of two advocates and two witnesses. Participants will have an opportunity to perfect their courtroom advocacy skills in the presence of judges and practitioners.
This year the preliminary rounds will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 (one round), and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 (2 rounds). The semi-final and final rounds will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22.
The SBM Young Lawyers Section is now accepting applications to the competition. The deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 4. Submit your application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 2017 NTAC Application. Applications should include your law school name, address and phone number; faculty/primary contact person for the competition and that person’s phone number and email address (acceptance to the competition will be emailed to this address only); and a brief description of previous participation in regional and national competitions.
Selected teams will be notified of their acceptance by email on Aug. 8. Teams must accept invitations to the competition by Aug. 11. The registration fee for selected teams is $600, due on Aug. 21. Contact email@example.com with any other questions about the competition.