March 28 - April 1: The Trial Academy at Cornell Law School

New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy

Saturday March 28 -April 1, 2020

The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program. Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 


Click here for the 2019 Trial Academy program agenda. The 2020 agenda and faculty will be very similar to 2019.

Frequently asked questions about the Trial Academy

Please note: Seats are limited and the Trial Academy sells out each year.

Young Lawyers Section Member registration fee: $950 (NYSBA Membership required)
NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000
Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,100


Please note that hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. A limited number of rooms may be available at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus. To make a hotel reservation at the Statler, call the Statler Hotel Reservations Department at 1-800-541-2501 and indicate you are with the New York State Bar Association group. For alternativehotel accommodations please visit local recommendations. Some local hotels have a daily shuttle to Cornell. The NYSBA has a limited room block and special rate only of $189.00 with the Statler, which is available until 3/6/20. 

Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of up to 37.5 MCLE credit hours, consisting of 2.0 credit hours in ETHICS and 35.5 credit hours in SKILLS. This program is transitional and therefore suitable for newly admitted attorneys. This program is accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only. Attorneys seeking credit in other jurisdictions may contact the governing body for CLE in their respective locations for credit application details. 

Special Thanks to these NYSBA Sections for Co-Sponsoring the Trial Academy

Gold Sponsor
Business Law Section

Family Law Section

Silver Sponsor
Criminal Justice Section

Labor and Employment Law Section

Real Property Law Section

Torts, Insurance Compensation Law Section

Trial Lawyers Section

Bronze Sponsors
Elder Law and Special Needs Section

Intellectual Property Law Section 

Trusts and Estates Law Section