Benchmark Institute is a training and performance development organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of legal services to low-income communities.
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Trial & Hearing
Skills Training

For Lawyers   Advocates

We have brought together an exceptional group of committed advocates experienced in public interest practice who win consistently before administrative agencies and in state and federal court. From across the country, they are expert in giving feedback and creating a challenging and safe learning laboratory where you are encouraged to try new techniques and approaches to your work. Itís like having a mentor at your side.

Core faculty:

Suzanne Crawford
Pima County Legal Defenders

Rosemary French
Benchmark Institute

Stephanie Haffner
Western Center on Law & Poverty

Antonio Hicks
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles Co.

J. Michael Ryan
Superior Court of the District of Columbia


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