CORT Basic Lawyer Skills Training



Basic Lawyer Skills Training (BLST) is the first in CORT's coordinated scheduled of skills trainings for legal services attorneys. Law graduates are welcome to attend. This training is aimed at those with less than 18 months experience and its focus is the practical day-to-day skills of lawyering in the context of legal services work. A case problem will be used to teach basic elements of interviewing, motion practice, discovery, depositions and negotiations. The online training will include a combination of large group lectures, small group meetings and exercises.

The training will be held on Zoom on Thursday, November 18th and Friday, November 19th. Please hold 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) on your calendar for both dates when you register. Registrants are required to ATTEND ALL LIVE VIRTUAL SESSIONS. There are small group exercises, throughout the training, that rely on preassigned pairings and teams to be executed correctly. Attendees who miss sessions will detract from the experience of other participants. If you have calendar conflicts, please work with your supervisor to find a colleague to cover your work obligations (court hearings, meetings, etc.).

CORT will apply for Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana CLE credits for this training. In states that require New Lawyer Training CLE hours, CORT will apply for that type of CLE credit for this training.


Registrants will receive a confirmation email with additional training details when registration closes.

For more information and documents, see the training event on the CORT website.

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