Journal of Legal Education
The University of Minnesota Law School and the Minnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education for State Court Personnel have initiated a unique and dynamic Judicial Trial Skills Training Program. Newly appointed judges participate in videotaped simulated trials designed to present the participating judges with numerous evidentiary and trial relationship issues. The videotapes of these trials are reviewed and cri- tiqued by the participating judge and a senior judge to give the participat-' ingjudges immediate feedback on their performance. The review session is used to discuss the various skills that judges must develop in order to conduct fair and efficient trials.
Stephen Simon and Bertrand Poritsky, Judicial Trial Skills Training, 37 J. Legal Educ. 428 (1987), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/473.