Mercer to host legal workshop

Mercer University will host the 26th annual Trial Practice Institute of the National Criminal Defense College this week at Walter F. George School of Law, according to a Mercer University news release.

The institute begins today and ends June 27. During that time, criminal defense attorneys will learn skills to improve their trial advocacy. The participating attorneys will be divided into groups and engage in such activities as client interviews, cross examination and closing arguments.

The law school needs two dozen volunteers to act as citizen jurors in simulated court cases. Volunteers are needed for Tuesday as well as the institute’s second session which will run July 12 to July 25. Interested persons can call 746-4151.