Administrative Hearing SkillsAdministrative Hearing Skills

Designed as an entry-level training experience for newer attorneys and paralegals, Administrative Hearing Skills introduces participants to the full panoply of skills needed to prepare for and conduct an administrative hearing - from the initial client interview to case planning, witness preparation, proof of facts, direct and cross examination, and more.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Client Counseling
  • Client Interviewing
  • Closing Argument
  • Evidence for Administrative Proceedings
  • Fact Development
  • Legal Claim Analysis
  • Witness Examination and Cross-Examination
  • Witness Preparation


Practice is the best way in which to improve advocacy skills. The training I attended provided a safe environment in which to practice a variety of skills, and I received excellent feedback from experienced and enthusiastic professionals.

-Helen C. Hall, Pine Tree Legal Assistance