The Supreme Court of Virginia helps prepare new trial judges for their duties in court. The Educational Services Department of the Supreme Court has once again asked Herndon Super Lawyer Doug Landau to assist in the New Judges’ Training. Mr. Landau has participated in mock trials for both Circuit Court Judges and General District Court Judges from around the state.
The 2008 Pre-Bench Orientation Program, includes mock trials for our new circuit and general district court judges. Mr. Landau has presented negligence and slip an fall cases to the judges in the past. These personal injury cases require the new judges to make “on the spot” rulings, and they are graded by Senior Reviewing Judges who have been in the bench for many years. The mock trials will be conducted in Richmond-area courts April 10, 2008.
Abrams Landau lawyer Doug Landau says that participation in these trials helps to sharpen trial skills for both the judges an the lawyers. While this Herndon Super Lawyer does not need the Continuing Legal Education credits that are offered to participating lawyers, he always learns something new from the Senior Supervising Judges who are present for each trial to help the newly elected Judges “learn the ropes” after donning their robes !