Alyssa Cory, an attorney in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tampa office, recently participated in the Administrative Law Section’s Division of Administrative Hearings Trial Academy, advancing to the Final Four round of the Mock Hearings held during the week-long course.
The Administrative Law Section’s Division of Administrative Hearings Trial Academy is an intense, week-long course intended to simulate real administrative hearing and teach litigation skills. Alyssa and her fellow participants were divided into teams and spent the week in intensive workshops and mock hearings at DOAH’s Tallahassee headquarters. Alyssa and her team, named the B-52’s, made it to the Final Four round of the mock hearings held at the conclusion of the program.
The program began on September 19, 2022, with an address from Administrative Law Judge Brian Newman, chair of the Trial Academy. Throughout the week, teams prepared opening statements and worked on how to offer evidence, formulate objections, direct examination strategy and the art of cross examination. Specifically, Alyssa handled drafting and argument of a Daubert motion in limine, and provided trial support to her teammates during the mock hearings. A group of administrative law judges and practitioners served as coaches and helped the participants develop skills necessary for effective argument before DOAH.
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About Alyssa Cory
Alyssa L. Cory is a Senior Associate in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Appellate Practice Group. Alyssa handles appeals and civil litigation support in a variety of cases in federal and state courts. Her practice covers complex commercial and business appeals, including appeals in all five Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She assists clients with trial preservation, and developing and framing key legal arguments. She currently serves on The Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee.