May 2022

20mayAll Day21Diversity in the Courtroom ProgramThe American College of Trial Lawyers

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Event Details

The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) launches a new program May 20-22, 2022, to provide training and encouragement to the next generation of diverse and inclusive trial advocates.

The College is actively committed to increasing its ranks with talented and accomplished trial lawyers by including more women and persons of color and varying ethnicities. Through this program, the College expands its commitment by helping to develop the next generation of diverse and inclusive trial advocates.

The program, which has no fee to attend, will take place in Chicago on May 20-22, 2022, and is organized by the ACTL Teaching of Trial and Appellate Advocacy Committee. Due to the wide interest in attending the program the number of attendee lawyers was increased to 50. Maximum capacity was reached.

Registrants will learn through a traditional trial advocacy training format, involving learning by doing. Attending lawyers will present opening and closing speeches, conduct direct and cross-examinations of witnesses and try a case, all based on a tested case file.

ACTL Fellows will serve as faculty, sharing their extensive experience trying difficult civil and criminal cases all across the country. The program will be hosted and held at the Chicago offices of Latham & Watkins, LLC.

This new program strives to build faith, trust, and belief in the civil justice system. Preserving and protecting the rule of law and the civil trial system depends in part on the commitment provided today. The College is dedicated to achieving these goals and to nurturing the next generation of excellent courtroom trial advocates.


May 20 (Friday) - 21 (Saturday) Central


Latham & Watkins LLC

330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800 Chicago, IL 60611


The American College of Trial Lawyers