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									             AN INTENSIVE STUDY PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG LAWYERS
                                     ON
              SKILLS, STRATEGIES AND ETHICS FOR TRIAL ADVOCACY
                   22nd December TO 28th December, 2008
                                    BANGALORE




A RESIDENTIAL COURSE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF LAWYERS PRACTISING IN
                               SUBORDINATE COURTS




                   PROGRAMME DETAILS AND REGISTRATION




                               ORGANIZED BY
       IBA-CLE CHAIR, NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY (NLSIU)
                                    AND
            MENON INSTITUTE OF LEGAL ADVOCACY TRAINING (MILAT)
NLSIU


        National Law School of India University, Bangalore is the first law University in the
        country which is sponsored by the Bar Council of India and is acknowledged as the
        leading law school for legal education and research. The International Bar Association
        has established a chair for promoting continuing education and professional
        development as part of the law schools’ extension activities. Professor V. Nagaraj, who
        teaches a variety of skills education programmes at NLSIU has been involved in the
        training of lawyers and judges and will be coordinating the course on behalf of the IBA-
        CLE Chair.
MILAT
        Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training is an educational Charity Institution
        registered in Kerala and promoted by its chairman Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon. MILAT’s
        activities include advocacy skills training for young advocates, continuing legal
        education, citizenship education for youth, socio–legal research and reforms,
        promotion of rule of law and human rights advocacy. Prof. Menon who pioneered legal
        education reforms through the five–year integrated LL.B. Progrmme and clinical legal
        pedagogy will also be involved on behalf of MILAT in the conduct of the course.


TRIAL ADVOCACY


        Advocacy in trial courts involves a number of skills and litigation strategies most of
        which are not taught in law schools. Traditionally they are learnt in parts during the
        first few years of practice. With developments in skill education and training it is now
        possible to acquire some of these skills in a classroom setting with the help of
        simulations, role plays and small group exercises. The theory underlying trial practice
        is now available for study and reflection. The Trial Advocacy Course is developed
        combining theory with practice with a view to provide opportunities for experiential
        learning under the guidance of expert and experienced trial lawyers. The object is to
        give the confidence and expertise required to conduct independent litigation in trial
        courts (Civil and Criminal) with a sense of professional responsibility.


THE PROGRAMME


        The Programme will focus on the areas mentioned in the schedule with adequate
        emphasis on Simulation Exercises/Mock Trial.
       A distinguished panel of senior trial lawyers and a team of clinical legal educators are
       being assembled to conduct various sessions of the course. The course is residential and
       limited to 30 young lawyers selected from among the applicants. Those successfully
       completing all requirements of the course will be awarded certificates of participation.
       A registration fee of Rupees Three thousand (Rs.3000/-) only is prescribed which may
       be sent by Demand Draft drawn in favour of the National Law School of India
       University, Bangalore. It includes accommodation, food, study materials, tuition fee
       and related expenditure.


       Those interested may apply by giving the details sought in this brochure and forward it
       with the Demand Draft of Rs. 3000/- drawn in favour of National Law School of
       India University to Prof. V. Nagaraj, Course Coordinator, Trial Advocacy
       Programme, National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore, 560 242
       by Friday, 5th December, 2008. Selected candidates will be informed individually by
       Wednesday, 10th December, 2008. Drafts will be returned to others who could not
       be accommodated in the course this year.


ELIGIBILITY
       All advocates enrolled in 2005 or later and are practicing in Subordinate Judiciary are
       eligible to apply. To help select a balanced group, applicants are required to submit a
       two-page note on the experiences in conducting a civil or criminal case fully or
       partially. They are advised to bring the case file with them if possible to enable
       interactive learning on the approaches and strategies in conducting trial work. If
       necessary, applications may be typed on separate sheet of paper which will contain all
       the information sought in the brochure.




                                                                       For further details
                                                               NLSIU, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore
                                                                   http://www.nls.ac.in
                                                                     Ph: 080-23160527
                       A TENTATIVE COURSE STRUCTURE
                         22nd December 2008, Monday
            •   Registration
Forenoon    •   Inauguration and Group Photo
            •   Introducing the Programme/Interviewing and Counseling
Afternoon   •   Drafting of pleadings - Principles and relevant legal practices
            •   Participants will draft claim statement based on the facts/documents
                supplied (Breakout session)
            •   Legal Profession : Opportunities and Challenges
                             23rd December 2008, Tuesday
Forenoon    •   Debriefing on the claim-statements and written statement
                drafted
            •   Courts efforts to settle the dispute outside courts. If not
                successful framing issues – Advocates role in the process
Afternoon   •   Examination in Chief–Principles and Practice including marking
                of Documents
            •   Cross Examination in Civil Trial including marking of Documents
            •   Importance of drafting of good pleadings and conducting a
                Civil Trial
                          24th December 2008, Wednesday
Forenoon    •   Brief discussion on the Home Work Examination in Chief-
                Affidavit. Cross examination based on the examination in chief
                affidavit
            •   Discussion / Debriefing of Cross examination
Afternoon   •   Appreciation      of    evidence   and     arguments     based  on   the
                evidence conducted earlier
            •   Miscellaneous applications; Service of notice and other matters
                relating to Civil Trial
            •   Amendments to CPC for speedy disposal of cases – Its
                effectiveness
                          25th December 2008, Thursday
Forenoon    •   Appeals, Review, Revision in Civil matters
            •   Law and Practice relating to Arrest and Bail
Afternoon   •   Investigation, filing of charge sheet: Private Complaints
            •   Framing of charges; Prosecution evidence
            •   Art of Cross Examination
                            26th December 2008, Friday
Forenoon    •   Conducting       Criminal    Trial   Prosecution     evidence,   defence
                evidence and cross examination
            •   Criminal Trial - Continued
Afternoon   •   Arguments in the Criminal Trial
            •   Arguments - continued
            •   Appeals, Revision in Criminal matter
                            27th December 2008, Saturday
Forenoon    •   Scientific evidence in Criminal cases
            •   Cyber Crimes/Information Technology and Law
Afternoon   •   Conducting of Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Cases
            •   Conducting of Matrimonial disputes
            •   Conducting of Consumer Protection cases
                             28th December 2008, Sunday
Forenoon    •   Professional ethics and Social Responsibility of Advocates
            •   Course Evaluation
Afternoon   •   Valedictory Session and distribution of Certificate
                                                 REGISTRATION FORM
COURSE ON TRIAL ADVOCACY, 22nd DECEMBER TO 28th DECEMBER AT NLSIU, BANGALORE


1.       Name (in capital letters)                        :


2.       Address for communication
         including e-mail address                         :

3.       Phone Number                                     : Office :
                                                              Home :
                                                              Mobile :


4.       Year of Enrolment &
         Enrolment No.                           :

5.       Interests outside the                   :
         Profession?

6.       Nature of Practice                               : Solo/Junior to Senior Advocate
                                                             Partnership/Company/Other

7.       Are you seeking MILAT
         scholarship in lieu of
         Registration Fee? If yes,
         what are your justifications?

8.       Give the details of the Bank            :
         Draft or of payment made
         Otherwise

9.       Any other information                   :
         considered relevant

Date                                                                          Signature of the Candidate


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                                       (For Office Use)
(a)Selected/Regretted/Informed
(b) Scholarship Awarded
(c) Performance Appraisal at the end of the Course


                                                                                        Coordinator
Date:

								
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