OVERVIEWThe American Inns of Court's National Advocacy Training Program (NATP) is an intensive two day training program conducted in a courtroom style setting with two small groups of eight – ten participants. Two facilitators – British judges or barristers from the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) in London – lead each group using the six-step Hampel method of advocacy training. In order to level the experience playing field, the training is based on a case set before the International Criminal Court (ICC) developed specifically for the NATP.
Who should attend?Designed for any attorney looking to develop or hone their courtroom presentation skills, the majority of participants find themselves within two to ten years of practice. Attorneys who have been practicing longer but without the opportunity to argue in court may also find value in the program.
All participants should feel comfortable working in a group and receiving public critiques of their performances. This is an unparalleled training opportunity, but don't take our word for it - read what NATP alumni thought about their experience and what they got out of the program.
THE training:The program is a hybrid learning event with some online work required in advance of the live training: it may include watching pre-recorded presentations, reading case materials or attending live online events. The face-to-face training will take place in Washington, DC; each session happens over the course of two full days:
- Monday, September 18th (8:30am – 5:30pm ET)
- Tuesday, September 19th (8:30am – 5:30pm ET)