Trial Prep Boot Camp

Master your next trial

Trial Prep Boot Camp

Trial prep is a stressful time for most litigation paralegals.

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 too, 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 training for paralegals 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, including our Trial Prep Checklist, Trial Notebook, and so many more!

“Over the last 23 years, I have attended more presentations than I could ever hope to keep track of. I was pleasantly surprised to find that yours was very organized, on-point and moved along at exactly the right speed. One of the most productive presentations I have ever attended.”
“I found the Trial Prep Boot Camp to be very informative. Ann is an excellent presenter with a vast amount of knowledge for all skill levels.”
“I highly recommend the Trial Prep Boot Camp! It is here that I gained knowledge about my role in preparing for trial and managing information in cases. The resource materials and the Boot Camp are simply invaluable.”
“I have attended several Paralegal Boot Camps and have been VERY impressed. The quality of the presentation and materials is excellent.”

Robin Cook

Mercita Ramos

Andrea Dennis

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Trial Prep Boot Camp

Course Detail

This course will take approximately 5 hours to complete. Click on the modules below to read more about the course content.

Module 1: Pretrial Preparations

  • Using Proactive case management before the trial gets noticed
  • Using our Trial Prep Checklist for your step-by-step guide to get ready for 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
  • Steps to ensure a smooth technology presentation

Module 3: Managing the Evidence During Pretrial

  • Drafting an exhibit list that will be your most valuable tool in the courtroom to track the evidence
  • Organizing and managing the exhibits during the pretrial phase
  • Demonstrative evidence considerations
  • Preparing deposition designations, with or without technology
  • Preparing for the pretrial conference

Module 4: The Weeks Before Trial

  • Conducting site visits to plan your work space at trial
  • Finding the ideal trial war room
  • Preparing for the witness prep meetings
  • Mastering the out-of-town trials

Module 5: The Paralegal's 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 jury deliberations
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Trial Prep Training for Paralegals

Additional Course Information

The course access period for this course is 90 days.  But life happens! Things come up that you didn’t expect. That’s not a problem.

If something comes up and you are not able to complete the course during your course access period, just shoot us an email and let us know that you need more time.

This course is approved for 5.0 CLE credits.

In addition to the course lessons, your course includes templates and forms that you will be able to download and use right away on your own cases. Some of those include:

  • Comprehensive Trial Prep Checklist
  • Working Exhibit List
  • Trial Notebook
  • Supply List for Remote Trial War Room
  • Index for Witness Prep Notebook
  • Courtroom Supply List
  • Technology Checklist
  • Voir Dire Seating Chart

This course is recommended for litigation paralegals who have at least 3+ years of experience or those who have a trial coming up in the next year.

trial prepAnn Pearson is the Founder of PRM Education Group and Director of Training for its nationally-recognized Paralegal Boot Camp®. Ann develops training programs exclusively for paralegals and legal assistants.

Ms. Pearson has over 25 years of experience in the legal industry, first as a litigation paralegal at a boutique law firm in Sarasota, Florida and then as a litigation paralegal at Holland & Knight LLP.   She later became the paralegal manager at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP (now Dentons), where she managed the paralegals and case assistants in their Atlanta, New York and San Diego offices. Ann was able to significantly increase the skill set, retention rates and productivity of McKenna’s paralegal group through methods that she now teaches in the Paralegal Boot Camp.

Ms. Pearson teaches online courses for Emory University’s Paralegal Certificate Program and is a frequent speaker at legal industry events.  She has served on the Advisory Board of Brown Mack College’s paralegal certificate program in Atlanta and is the former President at the Foundation for the Advancement of the Paralegal Profession (FAPP).

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For Only $249

Trial Prep Training for Paralegals