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The Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy was formed as a free, nonpartisan, grassroots training resource to assist new lawyers in becoming competent criminal trial practitioners. Our public service mission is to provide newly licensed sole practitioners and prosecutors, who toil daily in criminal courtrooms across our country, with a body of materials that support a structured analytical approach to planning, preparing, and conducting a persuasive and convincing criminal trial. Our interest is in promoting and preserving equal justice for all.

On this site, you will find techniques for honing your pretrial and courtroom presentations. All the pages are information-rich with skills you can put into practice. Feel free to explore the thousands of hyperlinks to other web-based sources, providing a world of practice enhancing data at your fingertips.

CCJA's emphasis is on promoting even-handed administration of criminal justice.  We accomplish this goal by sharing useful materials with recently licensed practicing defenders and prosecutors, but we also want to foster litigation skills training for law students who aspire to careers in defense and prosecution. The job description of a criminal trial lawyer requires a person who can enlighten, uplift, educate, inform, motivate, and persuade.  If you aspire to be that kind of advocate, CCJA welcomes you to flex your litigation muscles on this 100% free web site.



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Speaking of the disconnect between law school teachers and practitioners, Chief Justice John Roberts said, " I think it's extraordinary these days -- the tremendous disconnect between the legal academy and the legal profession. They occupy two different universes.
What the academy is doing, as far as I can tell, is largely of no use or interest to people who actually practice law." (1 -  p .2009)

The entirety of the CCJA , criminal law, and  jury argument web sites was  written by a  member of the "legal academy" that disappoints the Chief Justice.
The sites have been visited several million times by lawyers and law students.