TASC: Trial Advocacy Skills College - March 16-19

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TASC: Trial Advocacy Skills College

Limited to 24 Participants

23.5 CLE / 2 E - Wednesday - Saturday, March 16-19

LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR - ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis


Lawyers who attend this powerful training develop trial skills by practicing, under the guidance of some of Indiana`s most experienced lawyers and judges, in a simulated, friendly courtroom environment. This program is designed to develop the basic trial advocacy skills for lawyers with limited litigation experience while providing experienced trial lawyers an opportunity to sharpen their skills. The teaching method also uses faculty demonstrations and video critique of each participant`s performance. Participants will spend time reviewing the fact pattern, working the case information and prepare each day as they would for a real trial.


While much work is required, the atmosphere is very enjoyable and provides the perfect setting for learning trial skills. Proper courtroom dress is recommended. Certificates of completion will be awarded to participants who attend all portions of the program.


The program features a mix of hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises and lectures designed to improve trial advocacy in the areas of:

- case analysis and communication skills

- jury selection

- opening statements

- introducing evidence

- direct and cross-examination

- examining expert witnesses

- exhibits and demonstrative evidence

- impeachment

- closing arguments

- professional responsibility (ethics)

Materials and preparation information will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the program.



"This was by far the best seminar I have ever attended! The entire program was excellent. Everything was effective."

"Thanks for changing my life."

"The video reviews and instant feedback were amazing."

“So many things to love about TASC. I LOVE the “CAMP” feel of the program. The leaders & teachers made me very excited to be here each day…”

"I am by far a much better attorney today than I was 3.5 days ago."

“This is an amazingly beneficial course. I have confidence and a fundamental understanding of trial work.”

"Course was excellent and the standards are high! Most HIGHLY recommend this course!”

"I don't know that it could have gotten any better. PRICELESS EXPERIENCE!"

“Having actual Experts available for question was GREAT.”

"Faculty review - priceless."

"Wow. Thank you to ALL the Faculty!!"

“This program changed my confidence level in areas far outside the court room. FANTASTIC!”"I was glad to have the interaction with so many good lawyers and judges. It will make it easier whenever I encounter them in my practice."



Hon. Melissa S. May

Judge, Indiana Court of Appeals, Indianapolis

Hon. Robert R. Altice, Jr.

Judge, Indiana Court of Appeals, Indianapolis

Hon. Jane S. Craney

Senior Judge, Morgan Superior Court #3, Martinsville

F. Anthony Paganelli

Paganelli Law Group LLC, Indianapolis


Magistrate Stefanie R. Crawford

Marion County Circuit Court, Paternity Division, Indianapolis

Hon. Frances C. Gull

Judge, Allen Superior Court, Felony Division,Fort Wayne

Hon. Grant W. Hawkins

Judge, Marion Superior Court, Criminal 5,Indianapolis

James H. Austen

Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, Logansport

Stephanie L. Cassman

Wagner Reese, LLP, Carmel

Robert B. Clemens

Retired, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP,Hilton Head Island, SC

Jessie A. Cook

Law Office of Jessie A. Cook, Indianapolis

Steven M. Crell

Cohen Garelick & Glazier, Indianapolis

Ryan O. Farner

Kightlinger & Gray, LLP, Indianapolis

Sarah Graziano

Hensley Legal Group, PC, Indianapolis

Too Keller

Keller Macaluso LLC, Carmel

William H. Kelley

Kelley Law Offices LLC, Bloomington

Angela P. Krahulik

Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis

Kathy A. Lee

Christie Farrell Lee & Bell, PC,Indianapolis

Mark A. Metzger

Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville

Tammy J. Meyer

Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville

Dane A. Mize

Skiles DeTrude, Indianapolis

Mark W. Rutherford

Thrasher Buschmann & Voelkel, P.C.,Indianapolis

Richard K. Shoultz

Lewis Wagner, LLP, Indianapolis

Ralph W. Staples, Jr.

Law Offices of Ralph W. Staples, Jr., LTD,Indianapolis

Teresa L. Todd

Attorney At Law, Indianapolis

Alan (Skip) Whaley

Attorney at Law, Indianapolis


William E. Dickinson

Wolf Technical Services, Inc., Fishers

Kevin T. Johnson

Crash Consulting Services, LLC, Zionsville

Stuart B. Nightenhelser

Wolf Technical Services, Inc., Fishers

Jarrett Waters

Wolf Technical Services, Inc., Fishers



We are pleased to announce that a limited number of partial scholarships are available for attorneys with a financial hardship. Financial support is provided through the generosity of the ICLEF Scholarship Fund, the American Board of Trial Advocates and Ms. Jessie A. Cook.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, and some preference is given to lawyers with zero to five years of experience. To request an application for scholarship assistance, please send an email to Kelly Linhart at kelly@iclef.org. Or, you may call her at (317) 637-9102, ext. 227. Completed applications for scholarship assistance must be received by the close of business on February 08, 2022. Applicants will be notified within two weeks following this deadline.



The NCAA regionals are taking place during this time, so availabilities are limited. Two choices with easy interstate access to consider are the Comfort Suites Airport, located at 2750 Fortune Circle West, phone# 317-481-0070; and the Red Roof Inn & Suites Airport, located at 2631 South Lynhurst Drive, phone# 317-527-4639.


TASC: Trial Advocacy Skills College

Limited to 24 Participants

23.5 CLE / 2 E - Wednesday - Saturday, March 16-19

LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR - ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN • Indiana's Premier CLE Provider