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Closing Time: The Grand Finale

June 8, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT


NACC Member Webinar

Closing arguments are a critical part of your advocacy for your client in a family regulation trial. Giving a powerful closing feels great and can be a lot of fun! You create a roadmap for the factfinder to arrive at your desired outcome with your argument. Your client is almost certainly living in poverty, powerless against this behemoth of a system, and likely a member of another marginalized group. Closing arguments are a way to tell your client’s story in the most authentic way and honor their experience. This session will provide guidance on how and when to write your closing most effectively, how to make your delivery as powerful as possible, and demonstrate these skills in action.


Victoria BleierVictoria Bleier, JD, of Bleier Law, specializes in state intervention proceedings, adoption cases, and guardianship matters  in the Juvenile Courts and the Probate and Family Court in Berkshire County, MA. Before starting her own practice, she was a trial attorney with the Massachusetts public defender agency, CPCS, Children and Family Law Division, from 2011 to 2022. Victoria Bleier received her J.D. in 2011 from Quinnipiac Law School where she earned a concentration in Family & Juvenile Law. Victoria is licensed in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  

Eleanor WilkinsonEleanor Wilkinson, JD, is a supervising staff attorney in the Trial Panel Support Unit of the Massachusetts public  defender agency’s Children and Family Law Division, supporting attorneys in private practice. Before that, she was a trial attorney with the agency for almost fourteen years. In that capacity she represented indigent parents and children in state intervention proceedings, including termination of parental rights trials, guardianship of minor cases, and status offense cases. Eleanor received her J.D. in 2008 from Boston College Law School, where she was a Senior Articles Editor of the Boston College Third World Law Journal. Eleanor is licensed in Massachusetts. 

This webinar is FREE for NACC Members. Members, please log in when you register for this event. This webinar is $45 for non-members. 

This course is accredited by the Colorado Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for a maximum of 2 units of credit (50-minute hour), including a maximum of 0 units of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity credit and 0 units of Legal Ethics credit. 


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