We are committed to public service through pro bono assistance, continuing legal education programs, and efforts to promote equal opportunity in the law.
Pro Bono Assistance
For many years, Trial Practices has provided pro bono consulting services to Florida's Public Defenders and other defendants in death-penalty cases. (See example, the defense of a 15-year-old girl accused of masterminding her mother’s murder with the help of two friends.
Continuing Legal Education
We provide free training to attorneys through “Lunch and Learn” and other continuing legal education programs. These programs include training in jury selection, effective storytelling at trial, using demonstrative evidence, and witness preparation. The company and its consultants have worked with the numerous local, state, and national legal organizations to provide continuing legal education programs to attorneys, including:
Promoting Equal Opportunity
Working with the American Bar Association’s Woman Advocate Committee, the company has worked to promote women’s full and equal participation in the legal profession.
Options for the Opt-Out Revolution Program
Attorney Betty Dunkum Patten co-chaired and served as moderator for the program "Options for the Opt-Out Revolution: Strategies for Lawyers and Employers to Address Leave Taking and Re-Entry into the Legal Workforce", held at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2006 Annual Conference on April 20, 2006, in Los Angeles, California.
To review materials prepared for the Opt-Out Revolution program, click on the appropriate link below: