Trial Practice Institute
THE ORIGINAL, TWO-WEEK, TRANSFORMATIVE
NCDC TRIAL PRACTICE INSTITUTE
Hosted by the Roger Williams University School of Law
The National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute is the original, transformative, two-week trial skills program designed exclusively for criminal defense practitioners. In place for over 35 years, NCDC is proud to call over nine thousand criminal defense attorneys its alumni . The Trial Practice Institute is hosted at the Roger Williams University Law School in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Each two-week session is limited to 112 participants, divided into 14 small groups according to trial experience.
Participants receive individualized feedback in small group exercises. This is where transformation really happens.
CLE credits are available.
We have now opened the admissions process for the 2021 NCDC Trial Practice Institute. Based on CDC guidelines and general logistics, we will require that each participants be fully vaccinated no later than 14 days prior to the start of the session. We also anticipate participating in COVID testing protocols.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact NCDC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prosecutors interested in skills training should reach out to the National College for District Attorneys (NCDA).
A limited number of scholarships are available that cover all or part of tuition of those whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent their attendance. Some scholarships also cover the costs of accommodations and/or travel. All scholarship recipients will be asked to share a room with another participant.
Applicants can request consideration for a Deryl Dantzler Scholarship within the Trial Practice Institute Application itself. Scholarship applications from other organizations may require additional submissions. Check with your state or local criminal defense organization to see whether there is a scholarship available in your area.
Interested in a Becoming an Intern for NCDC’s Trial Practice Institute?
The National Criminal Defense College has opportunities for four Roger Williams University students to serve as interns for the NCDC Trial Practice Institute. Interns perform a wide variety of tasks needed to help keep the Trial Practice Institute running smoothly, including organizing case materials, completing faculty binders, setting up and running the NCDC Store, troubleshooting participant issues, conducting registration, videotaping lectures and demos, sending and compiling evaluation surveys, printing nametags, distributing program materials, and countless other essential functions.
The National Criminal Defense College has opportunities for four Roger Williams University School of Law students to serve as interns for the NCDC Trial Practice Institute. They will perform a wide variety of tasks needed to help keep the Trial Practice Institute running smoothly, including organizing case materials, completing faculty binders, setting up and running the NCDC Store, creating and compiling evaluation surveys, and more. TPI could not function without this important role!