John Carson explains the TAP Program and its start in 1977. Watch the 6 minute video clip.
Gretchen M. Nelson, former LACBA President for 2007, introduces us to John Carson, former LACBA President, who tells us how he came upon the idea of TAP (Trial Advocacy Project) while talking with former LACBA President Jack Quinn over lunch in 1977.
Created in 1978, Traditional TAP is a unique, 2-part course where attorneys receive comprehensive, in-depth trial advocacy training and actual trial experience. Over a 1500 attorneys have participated in Traditional TAP, providing more than 250,000 hours of pro bono service.
In light of the overwhelming success and popularity of Traditional TAP, the Los Angeles County Bar Association has expanded TAP to create several additional TAP courses— Introductory TAP, TAP: The Seminar Series and TAP: The Workshop Series. We now offer different TAP courses for different skill levels. Read more about TAP.