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District of Delaware Federal Trial Practice Seminar – Applications Now Being Accepted for Spring 2011 Program


I am pleased to pass along an announcement from the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association regarding the Second Annual Federal Trial Practice Seminar. (A flyer is also posted below.)

The United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (“FBA”) are pleased to announce the second annual Federal Trial Practice Seminar.

The Seminar is an instructional trial practice program designed for lawyers who have less than 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney, but who have an interest in regularly litigating in the District Court. Applicants who are admitted to the Seminar will participate in instructional sessions on topics including Opening Statements, Closing Statements, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, and Courtroom Presentation and Demeanor. The Seminar sessions, to be held in April and May 2011, will involve both: (1) instruction from nationally-recognized speakers who have frequently litigated in the District Court and (2) hands-on training sessions, including a mock-trial-style format, in which the participants will apply what they have learned from the speakers. These weekly sessions will also be attended by judges of the District Court and a group of program mentors, all of whom have extensive trial practice experience in the District Court. Seminar participants will also obtain Continuing Legal Education credit (including Ethics-related credit) and will have additional opportunities to interact with the District Court judges, the speakers and the program mentors outside of these sessions. There is no cost to participate in the Seminar, which is open to both members and non-members of the FBA. A complete Seminar description is attached to this e-mail.

Those interested in applying for the Seminar should submit a resume, a letter of interest and a list of two references, by February 7, 2011 to Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J. Burke. Applications should be sent either (1) by e-mail at:; (2) by mail at: United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware; 1007 N. Orange Street, Suite 700; Wilmington, DE 19899; or (3) by facsimile at (302) 573-6220.

2011 Seminar Description

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