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BLST (Basic Lawyers Skills Training)


  • Starts:

    11/18/2015 - 09:00 AM
  • Ends:

    11/20/2015 - 05:00 PM

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Holiday Inn - Indianapolis/Carmel
November 18 - 20, 2015 (Registration begins at 9:30am)

DESCRIPTION: The Committee on Regional Training (CORT) is sponsoring a Basic Lawyering Skills Training (BLST) for new legal services attorneys. The training will be held November 18-20, 2015 at Holiday Inn, located at 251 E. Pennsylvania Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46280.

BLST is the first in CORT’s coordinated scheduled of skills training for legal services attorneys. This conference is aimed at those with less than 18 months experience, its focus is the practical day-to-day skills of lawyering in the context of legal services work.

A case problem will be used to teach basic elements of interviewing, case planning, motion practice, discovery, negotiations, trial preparation, and basic trial skills.

We have applied for Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana CLE credits for this training. CORT is a recognized training sponsor in West Virginia.

REGISTRATION FEES: As a CORT-sponsored event, there is no registration fee for programs participating in CORT. For registrants from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and West Virginia legal services programs not participating in CORT, the registration fee is $650.

ROOM AND BOARD: CORT will bill programs for the cost of rooms and meals after the training. The daily cost of sleeping rooms is $109(plus applicable county/bed taxes). If participants share rooms, CORT will divide the cost of the room by the number of occupants and bill programs accordingly. The total cost for lunches for three days is $84. Continental breakfasts, beverages and breaks will be provided as part of CORT's hospitality on all three days. Dinners are the responsibility of the participants.

QUESTIONS: Any questions on the substance of the training should be directed to Adam Mueller at (317) 631-1395 ext. 2259 or Questions concerning logistics, reservations, costs, or similar issues should be addressed to Melinda Worst at (317) 631-1395 ext. 2287 or

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please return this registration no later than Friday October 23, 2015. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter or email prior to the training. IF you do not receive a confirmation notice by Wednesday, October 21, 2015, please contact Melinda Worst.

CANCELLATION DEADLINE: You must cancel your registration on or before Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Registrants canceling after this date will be billed for any unavoidable costs incurred as a result of the late cancellation.

QUESTIONS? Call Melinda Worst at (317) 631-1395 ext. 2287.

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