Join us for a one-of-a-kind learning experience:

  • Learn to Combat BDS and other Anti-Semitic Movements
  • Training Seminars on Terror Victim Litigation
  • Prepare to Defend Israeli Soldiers Against War Crimes Complaints
  • Lectures and Intensive Workshops by Renowned Attorneys and Israeli Officials
  • Field trips to IDF Bases, the Syrian Border and Military Courts
  • Network with Pro-Israeli Attorneys from Around the World

Use your legal skills to defend Israel!

The Training Seminar is an intense one week program filled with cutting-edge lectures and workshops taught by accomplished jurists and legal scholars such as Canadian MP Irwin Cotler, former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Bach, Israeli peace negotiator and international law expert Daniel Reisner and others. The program includes field trips to Israeli agencies and institutions that are inaccessible to the general public (including military courts, Israeli security agencies, IDF bases, and border crossings).

Participants in the Program will discover the "power" and capacity they possess as lawyers to act on behalf of Israel. The Program will endow lawyers with the tools to be innovative legal strategists and to think outside the box on behalf of the Jewish community and Israel.

Earn up to 24 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits!

CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, WA, British Columbia, Victoria (Australia)*

In addition, this program may be eligible toward the Upper Canada Law Society CPD's Requirement as Substantive Hours. Please note that this program is not accredited for Professionalism Hours.

*(Credits for other jurisdictions available upon request)

Discover majestic Jerusalem!

  • Enjoy authentic cuisine, sightseeing, and top-notch accommodations
  • Experience a country rich in history, architectural wonder and cultural abundance

Cost per person:

  • $1,750 - Rate per person sharing a double room
  • $710 - Single room supplement

SEMINAR PACKAGE - 4 Nights (Monday - Friday)

  • Dan Tel Aviv Hotel - June 26 - 28
  • Waldorf Jerusalem - June 28 - 30

*Shabbat Extension on full board at Waldorf Jerusalem - June 30 - July 1st 
-Includes traditional Friday Night Dinner, Shabbat Lunch and Old City Walking Tour

Checkout after Shabbat. 

  • $440 - Rate per person sharing a double room  
  • $195 - Single room supplement  

(Does not include airfare)


Seminar Itinerary


Monday, June 26 – Sunday, June 30*, 2017, Israel

Date Program Overnight
Monday/June 26 Registration, Dan Hotel Tel Aviv
Opening Banquet
*Keynote Speaker,Michael Oren
Tuesday/June 27 Hotel Breakfast Tel-Aviv
*Dabla – Advocate from IDF Elite Legal Unit:
International Law, Israel’s Code of Ethics & Combat
Coffee Break
*Yoram Ettinger, Former Ambassador to the US:
The Middle East Misperceptions: Diplomacy, Demography & the Law
*Dan Ashburn, Shurat HaDin Sr. Attorney
Terror, Social Media & Law
Lunch at the Hotel
*Neil Lazarus:
Advocacy & Social Media Training Workshop: How to Win an Argument and Influence People
*Daniel Reisner:
Using International Law to Fight BDS in Court and How to Counsel Clients on Responding to BDS
Wednesday/June 28 Hotel Breakfast Tel-Aviv/Jerusalem
*Rachel Weiser, Shurat Hadin Sr. Attorney
ATA & FSIA v. Terrorism 101, Sample Cases: Sokolow v. PA & Braun v. Iran
*Sam Solomon:
Understanding Juror Attitudes towards Israel, Palestinians and Terror
Coffee Break

Hypothetical Case Workshop
Lunch at the Hotel
Travel to IDF Military Court
*IDF Military Court, Lecture by President Judge Menachem Lieberman:
Due Process in the Israeli Military Courts
*Professor Alan M. Dershowitz: (via live video)
How International Law Encourages Terrorism
Thursday/June 29 Hotel Breakfast Jerusalem
*Adv. Nitsana Darshan Leitner
Practical, Hands-On Approaches to Representing Israel & World Jewry in Court
* Tour of the Israeli Supreme Court and Lecture by Supreme Court Justice & Vice President Elyakim Rubinstein:
The Israeli Judiciary & the Role of the Supreme Court
*Border Checkpoint
Tour Inside Rachel Crossing
* Border Police Rep: Security Dangers & Dilemmas at the Border, Search & Detainment Laws
*Dr. Irwin Cotler: (unconfirmed)
BDS — The New Anti-Jewishness, Human Rights and the Law
Friday/June 30 Hotel Breakfast Jerusalem
*Professors Eugene Kontorovich, Avi Bell, & Dr. Harel Arnon & Lt. Col. (Res) David Benjamin
Israel & the Law, Hot Topics Under Fire
Coffee Break  
*Steven Frank, Attorney & Writer
Taking it Home, How to Practice What You’ve Learned
*Nitsana Darshan Leitner
Closing Ceremony
Optional Shabbat Program
Friday/ June 30
Sabbath Candle Lighting
Traditional Sabbath Dinner
Saturday/June 31 Walking Tour of the Old City
Sabbath Lunch at the Hotel

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“Amazing and emotional” is a good description of the seminar.  Until that week I didn’t know so many lawyers shared my desire to participate in Shurat HaDin legal initiatives. I felt like I had discovered a group of close relatives.

Joel M.

I really loved the Seminar – it was very informative and well planned. Your staff was fantastic and took care of all our needs, and made a huge effort to make the experience more memorable.

Liora B.

Overall, it was a very successful conference for the following reasons:

1. You arranged top notch speakers to deliver to attendees scholarly and expert information concerning

the State of Israel and the role of the rule of law as it applies to acts of terrorism.

2. You convened 75 lawyers from various countries of the world to collectively discuss and debate these topics.

3. You used field excursions to illustrate the ‘life on the ground’ for both Israeli professionals and citizens.

Steven B

What affected me most from the seminars entire experience was the extent to which the actual facts have been distorted. I believe our top priority must be to take back by whatever means available (education, speaking publicly, internet, etc.) our true narrative. The truth is a great persuasive device.

Jeffrey S.