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Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy

Named in memory of one of Kansas City's most distinguished federal judges, the Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy runs from September through April of each year. The program is designed to teach trial skills and to foster professionalism, ethics and collegiality. Whether you are a new lawyer or a lawyer just embarking on a litigation practice, participation will provide practical skills opportunities as well as mentoring from judges and members of the Kansas City trial bar. This year, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri is offering ten scholarships for those in need of financial aid.

Scholarship applications and applications for the Trial Academy itself are due August 18, 2017. Please click the link below for further details and instructions on how to apply.

To learn more, click here.

View and print schedules, listen and download prior programs from the archives, and learn more.

Listening & Downloading Program Audio

Listen to Program Audio: Click the "Listen to Program Audio" link to open your computer's default media player/program and begin playing the audio for the associated Inn of Court program.

Downloading Audio Files: Right-click over the "Listen to Program Audio" link for any of the programs and choose "Save Target As..." Navigate to the folder where you wish to save the audio file, then click "Save." Each audio program is approximately 55 MB in size. Once you download the audio files, you can synchronize or save the MP3 file to most portable media players.

If you have questions or need help with the Trial Academy materials, please contact us.