Bahamas: Advanced Trial Advocacy Training

In March 2016, NCSC and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy hosted a three-day training program on advanced trial advocacy for prosecutors in Nassau, Bahamas.

The workshop was attended by prosecutors from across the Bahamas, including the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Garvin Gaskin.

The program focused on improving the participants’ direct examination, cross examination, opening statement and closing argument techniques. Skills development training included strategic tools for persuasion, physical presentation, controlling difficult witnesses, introducing forensic evidence, and rhetorical devices.

The workshops are part of the USAID Justice for All Program, a five-year initiative funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by the National Center for State Courts to promote judicial self-governance and improve access to justice, gender equity, and legal empowerment for Bangladeshi citizens. For more information, please visit