Deposition Boot Camp

ADLA Trial Academy

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Upcoming events

    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 23 Mar 2018
    • Jones School of Law at Faulkner University ~ Montgomery




    If you need hotel accommodations, ADLA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Montgomery – EastChase. The group rate is $119.00 + taxes per night. Please visit to make your reservation on or before March 2.  

    ADLA’s highly successful Deposition Boot Camp is designed for every attorney serious about improving his or her deposition and litigation skills.


    Two Days of Extensive Training


    The two-day program combines lectures from ADLA’s seasoned faculty members with practical exercises to learn and apply critical skills to effectively take and defend depositions. It includes demonstrations by faculty members as well as break-out sessions in small groups during which the students are given an opportunity to examine and cross-examine both lay and expert witnesses. The students are then critiqued and provided with constructive feedback by the faculty members.


    Training Based on Actual Case


    The program was developed by ADLA members Helen Johnson Alford and Andrew C. Clausen based upon an actual case tried by Mr. Clausen. ADLA is grateful for the concept developed by Ms. Alford and Mr. Clausen as well as their devotion of time to assure the overall excellence of the program. Defense associations in other states have instituted and modeled similar deposition boot camps based upon the extraordinary success of ADLA’s program.


    Learn How to Perform Expert Depositions


    ADLA’s Deposition Boot Camp offers lawyers the opportunity to gain the knowledge, experience and confidence needed to perform effectively in depositions in order to enhance their trial preparation skills to successfully represent their clients. Boot Camp was presented twice in 2005 and is now held in mid-March of each year.

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 24 Jun 2018
    • Perdido Beach Resort - Orange Beach, Alabama

    Online Registration Is Here!

    Click Here to Register

    You can also use the above link to pay your 2018-2019 ADLA membership dues!


    Reserve a room online at, or call 800-634-8001 with Group ID #13153. The room block cut off is May 20.

    Room rates begin at $252 per night. Discounted rates apply for three days before and after the conference, based upon availability. Rooms are expected to sell out early, reserve today.

    If you book online and one of the dates in your date range isn't available, you will not be able to complete the reservation. You can either adjust the dates in your room night search or call the hotel directly at 251-981-9811, to make your reservation. The hotel is expected to sell out, please book early. Group ID#13153

    Exhibitor and Sponsor Information 

    Exhibitors can register here for Deep Sea Fishing or Golf with ADLA attendees.

    We welcome and value  our conference sponsors and exhibitors, and we invite you to  register to exhibit with us.  For questions, contact Leigh Stinebaugh at 334-395-4455 or

    • 09 Aug 2018
    • 10 Aug 2018
    • Cumberland School of Law
    ADLA Trial Academy

    Develop Expert Trial Skills

    The annual ADLA Bibb Allen Memorial Trial Academy is an outstanding event for learning and developing trial skills. It allows young attorneys the opportunity to "learn by doing" trial exercises in front of an excellent faculty consisting of experienced defense lawyers and trial judges.

    All Course Materials Included

    The students are provided a set of materials and are asked to develop an opening statement, closing argument, direct examinations, and cross-examinations.

    Get Coached by Trial-Seasoned Faculty

    During the two days of the Academy, there are lectures on almost every aspect of a trial.  Most importantly, at various times throughout the Academy, the students are divided into small groups consisting of faculty and students, where they perform the exercises and are critiqued by the faculty members.

    Valuable Courtroom Training Experience

    With real life courtroom opportunities becoming fewer and farther between, the Trial Academy offers young lawyers the chance to gain much needed experience.

    Trial Academy is held in August of each year.

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