Judge trials do count. Any combination of judge and jury trials that total 35 or more or 20 or more trials to verdict if you are under the age of 40 or have been practicing less than ten years.
Yes, every five full days of trial count as three trials. Example: A full three week trial would count as 9 trials toward your membership.
Yes. Arbitration experience does count toward the requisite trial minimum.
No. Hearings on motions, etc., do no count toward the minimum number of trials needed to be accredited.
No. Appellate court experience, while valuable, is not taken into consideration for Trial Masters membership.
No. Mediation experience does not count toward the trial experience needed to join.
No. Partial trials do not count unless a directed verdict was granted. For a trial of any type to count, it has to result in a judgment with the only exception to this being a settlement after trial without entry of judgment.
No. Default judgments do not count toward the minimum.
No. No summary adjudications of any type are counted.