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Western District of Washington Litigation Academy

February 25, 2020


 FEBRUARY 25, 2020

The Litigation Academy is a partnership between the United States District Court for the  Western District of Washington (WDWA) and the Federal Bar Association for the WDWA.  The  Academy will offer a one‐day course for attorneys looking to improve their trial skills and gain  experience in federal court.

Participants will prepare and present opening statements to federal judges in a live courtroom  setting and receive instruction and feedback from members of the bench and bar.  Jeffery  Robinson, currently the ACLU Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Trone Center for Justice  and Equality and a former defense attorney from this district, is our keynote speaker.

Due to space and resource limitations, enrollment in the Academy will not exceed 25  participants. Care will be taken to admit participants from diverse backgrounds across a range  of practice areas, sections of the law, and years of experience.

The 2020 Litigation Academy will take place in the U.S. District Courthouse in Seattle at 700  Stewart Street on February 25, 2020.  Note that advance preparation will be required, and  materials are expected to be available at least two weeks prior to the Academy date.  Cost for  the program, including materials, is $250; scholarships based on financial need are available.

How to Apply:  Applicants should submit the attached application, along with a one‐page cover  letter explaining why you are interested in the Litigation Academy, and what you hope to gain  from the experience.  To the extent you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please  also explain the basis for your request.  Any requests for scholarships are confidential.  Application materials should be submitted no later than December 9, 2019 to:   WDWALitigationAcademyFellow@gmail.com.

Applicants will be screened by members of the  Litigation Academy Committee and successful applicants will be notified by no later than  December 20, 2019.

FBA Litigation Academy Fellow Application WAWD.pdf


February 25, 2020

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