"Hell...there can be no courage without fear."
~Roger J. Dodd 

Roger J. Dodd Trial Skills Clinic provides unique, individualized, real-life, positive, nurturing and safe, experiential training.  This program is conducted in a small group setting for lawyers of all experience levels.




For two days you will be on your feet performing cross-examinations of witnesses played by professional improv actors. The professional improv actors play multiple roles. We attempt to always have a male and female actor. Nothing is scripted. This course is intended to give you training just as if you were conducting advanced cross-examinations in trial. 

"For those of you who have considered attending one of Roger’s cross-examination seminars, don’t let his poor taste in clothes deter you. We recently sponsored one of his seminars for 8 of our lawyers. They ranged from veteran trial lawyers with over 25 years of experience to lawyers with no first chair trial experience. Roger and Trish, together with several actors put on a program that every single one of our lawyers considered exceptional. Many said it was the best CLE training they had ever received. All said they were better lawyers for the experience. So if you have an interest in improving your cross-ex skills, it looks like that is the place to go."        

                                                                                                                                                                      --Rick Friedman
Attorney, Author & Lecturer
Member - American College of Trial Lawyers
Member - International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
Past President - Inner Circle of Advocates
Trial Lawyer of the Year 2013 - Washington State Association for Justice

Upcoming Clinics

Park City, UT | 2020

February 12 & 13


The clinic is limited to 8 participants. If you already have a group of 8 and want to schedule your own training in Park City, Utah, or at your own location, contact us for options. If you prefer a specialty session, including cross-examination of experts, contact us for more options. 

I sent 8 lawyers to this clinic - everyone raved about it.
— Rick Friedman