40th Annual National Trial Advocacy College 2022

MCLE Credits: 34.5
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Live on Site: Saturday, January 8–Thursday, January 13, 2022 / Charlottesville
Registration: 4:00–7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7
or 7:30–8:30 a.m on Saturday, January 8
Program: 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 8–1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 13
MCLE Credit: 34.5 Pending
Live-Interactive Credit: 34.5 Pending Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 34.5 Trial Practice/Litigation (Designations Information)


Why Attend?

The Country's Premier Hands-On Trial Advocacy Program for Lawyers

  • Receive the most intensive hands-on advocacy training possible in one week
  • Learn from daily presentations and captivating demonstrations by the finest trial lawyers and judges in the nation
  • Complete the week by trying an entire case before a live jury presided over by an experienced judge

Important Update: The National Trial Advocacy College 2022 has been postponed for later in 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience. More details will be shared with registrants and this page will be updated when more information and a new date is announced. Please email John at jrotman@vacle.org with any questions.

Online registration for the National Trial Advocacy College 2022 is now closed. To be added to a waiting list for the upcoming program in 2022, please contact Kim at kvillio@vacle.org.

For details on this seminar, please visit the National Trial Advocacy College website.

Basic Registration: Includes the entire program and materials, lunch, daily beverage and snack service, and two cocktail parties with faculty.

Registration Fees:
Register by September 30, 2021, and pay $2,975.
Register between October 1 and November 15, 2021, and pay $3,175.
Register after November 15, 2021, and pay $3,275.

Lodging and Dinners: The National Trial Advocacy College prides itself in meeting your personal needs—in the past we have offered lodging on campus at the Inn at Darden. The Inn, however, is under major renovation. You are on your own for lodging and all dinners, but we will provide a list of local hotels that have extended special rates for our attendees. Included in your registration is a substantial continental breakfast and lunch. We also will supply you with a list of local dining options for dinner.

Need Payment Terms?  Email John Rotman, program administrator, at jrotman@vacle.org to discuss some options.

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Revised Live-on-Site (In-Person) Seminar/COVID-19 Policy

Due to the extremely transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant, we are revising our COVID-19 policy accordingly, based on recent guidance from our medical advisors who are epidemiologists at Duke University Hospital (although their consulting firm is not affiliated with Duke University of Duke University Hospital). Thank you for understanding that your health and the health of everyone involved in a Virginia CLE® seminar is our number one priority.

Requirements for attendees at Live-on-Site seminars:

  1. Vaccinations – Attendees can attend this program only if they have received their second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, their one shot of the J&J vaccine, or a booster shot, after April 24. At least 14 days must have passed since their second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or their one shot of the J&J vaccine. Additionally, attendees must provide proof of vaccination by sending their vaccine card to sfisher@vacle.org before 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
  2. Masking – Attendees, faculty, and staff shall always wear properly fitting masks, covering the mouth and nose, while indoors except while in the actual act of eating and drinking. Virginia Law Foundation will consider requests for accommodation to the Vaccinations and Masking Requirements due to an applicant’s disability. If you would like to request an accommodation to these Requirements due to a disability, please send an e-mail to sfisher@vacle.org setting forth your request.
  3. Social distancing – Attendees, faculty, and staff will be seated socially distanced, staying at least 3 feet apart while indoors.
  4. Illness – Any attendee, faculty, or staff member exhibiting symptoms including but not limited to apparent cold of flu-like symptoms, feverish, digestive discomfort, or any other symptom that might be linked to typical COVID-19 symptoms within 24 hours of the seminar shall not attend any portion of any Virginia CLE® program.

As time goes on we hope to be able to transition back to how things were pre-pandemic in all ways, but at this point we hope you understand our need to balance the very important need for your fellow attendees, faculty, and staff to feel safe, and for us to at this time require what we hope you will agree is a prudent step so we can do our best to ensure that safety is and always will be our number one concern.

This information will only be used to ensure entry for this program and no sensitive information will be saved or shared. You MUST email your vaccination card by Tuesday, January 4, 2022 to attend the live-on-site program. Registrants who cannot provide proof of vaccination (14 days since vaccination) will not be permitted to attend the live-on-site seminar. Walk-in registration is not permitted.

On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated their guidance to recommend masking for fully vaccinated persons in indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. Per CDC tracker, the state of Virginia is at “substantial transmission.”

Questions or concerns regarding Virginia CLE’s COVID-19 policy for this event may be directed to sfisher@vacle.org.

To learn more about COVID-19, please visit the CDC's website.

Please revisit this webpage routinely for updates regarding this policy.


All cancellation requests received by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, 2021, will be honored for a full refund. A $500 administrative fee will be assessed for all refund requests after that date, including refunds for cancellations due to inability to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by January 4, 2022.

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