In late March and early April 2014, the NatLaw Oral Trial Training team conducted a second two-week litigation workshop in Mexico City. The two-week workshop was again organized by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México as the last part of an eight-month long certificate program on Human Rights and the New Criminal Adversarial Trial of Mexico.
The National Law Center was pleased to join the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association as a Silver Sponsor for the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association - 2013 Annual Meeting and CLE Conference: New Laws, New Opportunities. The Conference took place October 29 – 31, 2013 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel – Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
In late May and early June 2013, the NatLaw Oral Trial Training team conducted a two-week litigation workshop in Mexico City. The two-week workshop was organized by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México as the last part of an eight-month long certificate program on Human Rights and the New Criminal Adversarial Trial of Mexico.
NatLaw and ACCESO Capacitación of Cal Western Law School in San Diego California join forces to train 30 lawyers from Mexico on the theoretical and practical aspects of Oral Trials for Commercial Matters. During the 4 day course, Judges, litigants, court officials and professors were were trained in techniques and skills used in litigation designed around the commercial trial of Mexico.
At the end of December 2012, NatLaw conducted its first ever Oral Trial Training in Colombia! The training was attended by Bankruptcy judges and received great reviews from the students. Instructors included NatLaw Research and Development Director Cristina Castaneda, recently retired United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Charles G.
In early December, with the assistance of USAID-Mexico, the NatLaw training team traveled to Mérida, Yucatán in México to conduct the first “Train the Trainers” session on Oral Trial Skills for judges. During this program, instructors taught students how to teach future trainings of oral trial skills. This is the second time NatLaw’s training team has held a training in Yucatán.
NatLaw’s training team returned once more to Guanajuato to conduct a training November 24-27, 2012. This training was composed of two groups totaling over 100 participants and including mostly public defenders but also some private attorneys. The team received very positive feedback and participants especially like the inclusion of the hypothetical case as the base of all training exercises.
With the support of USAID Mexico, during the week of October 15, 2012, the NLCIFT team traveled to Mexico to conduct a 4-day training for the Public Defenders of Guanajuato on Oral Trials for Commercial Matters. Approximately 40 people were in attendance.
In Late August, NatLaw training team held a 3-day course on Oral Trial skills for Commercial Matters at the University of Guanajuato. In attendance were numerous litigators, law professors, and law students. Trainers included: Mike Mandig, Jesus Romero Lopez, and John Haroldson.
With the Support of USAID Mexico, the NatLaw training team traveled to Queretaro to participate in conferences and lectures on oral trials for commercial matters.