Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program THE CRIMINAL LAW SECTION and the University of Florida College of Law recently wrapped up another Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program in Gainesville. The section and UF have been bringing together young assistant public defenders and assistant state attorneys from across the state for a week to work on trial skills since 1979. Since its inception, more than 2,000 attorneys have graduated from the program. Most have between six-months and two-years of trial experience, so they already have some context to polish and refine their skills. In mock trials, actors play the defendants and witnesses, and real fingerprint technicians and forensic psychologists take the stand as expert witnesses. The faculty is an array of experienced trial lawyers, prosecutors, professors, and judges.