Michael P. Atkinson and Fellows from the American College of Trial Lawyers present Advanced Trial Advocacy Symposium in the Republic of Palau.
Michael P. Atkinson was one of thirteen Fellows from the American College of Trial Lawyers who participated in presenting an Advanced Trial Advocacy Symposium in the Republic of Palau. The symposium took place in Koror, Palau, between November 4 and November 6, 2015, and was attended by judges and lawyers from the Pacific Judicial Council, including the islands of Guam, Saipan, Yap, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrai and Palau. Mr. Atkinson spoke on several topics, including Opening Statement, Closing Argument and Voir Dire. The ACTL Fellows put this program on in conjunction with the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau and the Palau Bar Association. The American College of Trial Lawyers, founded in 1950, recognizes the very best trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. The College’s Fellows are chosen strictly by invitation and only after a rigorous and lengthy investigation. The candidate must be identified as a highly skilled trial lawyer in the opinion of judges and practitioners, and as a person whose ethics, moral standards and collegiality are above reproach. Fellowship is limited to one percent of the lawyers in any individual State or Province. Mr. Atkinson has been a member of the College since 1992.