CORT Basic Lawyer Skills Training


The Basic Lawyer Skills Training (BLST) is the first in CORT's coordinated schedule of skills training for legal services attorneys. This training is aimed at those with less than 18 months experience, its focus is the practical day-to-day skills of lawyering in the context of legal services work. Law graduates are welcome to attend.

A case problem will be used to teach basic elements of interviewing, case planning, motion practice, discovery, negotiations, trial preparation, and basic trial skills. The online training will include a combination of large group lectures, small group meetings and exercises. The online lectures and small group activities will begin online each day at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 3:00 p.m. Attendees will also be required to watch recorded lectures and prepare for exercises on their own time in the evenings during the training.

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