This fall, the State Bar of Michigan’s Young Lawyers Section will again host the National Trial Advocacy Competition (NTAC). Consistently drawing some of the best law school teams from across the country, we are looking forward to another great year. This competition is designed for teams of four participants, made up of two advocates and two witnesses. Participants will have an opportunity to perfect their courtroom advocacy skills before judges and practitioners.
The competition will be held October 20–22, 2017, at the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac (1200 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48340). Note the change in location from last year in Lansing.
This year, the preliminary rounds will be held on Friday, October 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (one round) and on Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (two rounds). The semi-final and final rounds will be held on Sunday, October 22 (9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).
We welcome your interest and invite you to apply. Please see the important details and deadlines below. The deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST for all dates.