Guyana: Trial Advocacy Training

In April 2018, NCSC and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Training (NITA), conducted a three-day, Trial Advocacy workshop for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Participants received specialized training on strategies and approaches to presenting cases and evidence in the courtroom.  The training included a combination of plenary sessions and practical breakout sessions involving courtroom simulations, in which the 25 participants (including prosecutors and police prosecutors) developed their theoretical and practical trial advocacy skills. NITA is a leading provider of legal advocacy skills training in the US, and has pioneered the legal skills learning-by-doing methodology for over 40 years.

The workshop was hosted as part of NCSC’s ongoing work under the Justice Sector Assistance to the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Program (CBSI), funded by the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Click here for more information on the CBSI program.