• Tools

    You receive the electronic Trial Resource Notebook to download the forms and templates to start using right away on your next trial.

  • Course Access

    This is a 6-hour course that you can start and stop throughout your course access period of 90 days.

  • Support

    Have questions while taking the course? You have 24/7 access to the instructor for any questions or support.

The Indispensable Trial Paralegal

Most paralegals dread getting that notice of trial because they associate trial prep with 14-hour work days, working holiday weekends and lots of stress.  Most of the time that's true.

But what if your next trial could be different?  Imagine if your next trial was rewarding and enjoyable!

With the Trial Prep Boot Camp, you will have a countdown to trial that will take the stress out of any trial.

But what if it's a case that's just been handed to you and you've never worked on the case?! We've got that covered in the course  - because that happens more often than not.

Even if you work for the master of procrastination and the trial has
 thousands of exhibits, this workshop will help you become the master trial paralegal who isn't working 14-hour days during your next trial.

The Trial Prep Boot Camp is a comprehensive trial preparations and procedures course that will give you solid methods and resources to make the most use out of every day leading up to trial.

This course covers all aspects of preparing for trial, beginning with pretrial preparations through the paralegal's role in the courtroom, and everything in between.

Like all Paralegal Boot Camp workshops, you will receive resources and templates (in electronic form) to be able to download and start right away!

Be the Indispensable Trial Paralegal

You're going to actually ENJOY getting ready for your next trial!

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Your Tools & Templates

Your course access includes templates and forms to download and use on your cases right away. Some of those include:

  • Comprehensive Trial Prep Checklist

  • Trial Notebook

  • Witness Prep Notebook

Course Detail

Module 1:  Pretrial Preparations                                                

  • Proactive things to do before the notice of trial
  • The Trial Prep Checklist as your daily to-do list for the weeks leading up to trial
  • How to stay on track even with an attorney who procrastinates
  • Preparing the Trial Notebook as your road map to trial

Module 2:  Mastering Trial Technology                                                 

  • Deciding whether to outsource the technology
  • Steps to hiring and managing trial technology vendors
  • Checklist of equipment if you are the “hot-seat” person
  • Comparing technology alternatives for trial presentations
  • PowerPoint as an alternative option for opening and closing statements
  • Steps to ensuring a smooth technology presentation

Module 3:  Managing the Evidence During Pretrial                

  • Drafting a Trial Exhibit List that will keep your exhibits organized
  • Organizing the trial exhibits for use throughout the trial prep phase
  • Demonstrative evidence considerations
  • Preparing deposition designations, with and without technology
  • Preparing for the Pretrial Conference 

Module 4:  The Weeks Before Trial                                                     

  • Conducting site visits before the trial starts
  • Finding the ideal trial war room
  • Preparing for the witness prep meetings
  • Mastering the out of town trials

Module 5: Your Role at Trial                                                                                 

  • Logistics to plan for the unexpected
  • Setting up your workspace in the courtroom
  • Your role in voir dire
  • Tracking the evidence
  • Preparing for the jury deliberations
  • Post-trial lessons learned

Trial Prep Boot Camp

Need more than one seat? Contact us for information on discounted group pricing or access for your entire team.

Meet the Instructor

Ann Pearson

Ann Pearson is the Founder and Director of Training for the Paralegal Boot Camp®. Ann develops training for paralegals, and with a unique hands-on practical approach to provide the paralegal skills that are missing from most paralegal certificate programs. Ms. Pearson has over 25 years in the legal industry, first as a litigation paralegal and later as a paralegal manager at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP. In her role as a paralegal manager, she managed the paralegals and case assistants in their Atlanta, New York, and San Diego offices. Ms. Pearson was able to significantly increase the profitability, skillset and retention rates (job satisfaction!) of the paralegal group through methods she now teaches in her Paralegal Boot Camp courses.