Persuasive Storytelling and Presentation Skills for Lawyers

Date: Dec 27, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $199

Non-Member Price: $235

Event Code: I075223

Areas of Law: For All Attorneys

Earn up to 6.3 credits! (More Information)





David Mann
Founder, Simple Message, Minneapolis

The best story wins. Without a strong narrative, even the strongest evidence can still fail to be persuasive. To engage an audience, whether that’s a jury, judge, arbitrator, mediator, court personnel, opponent, or prospective client, a successful advocate identifies the essential intention, says it directly, and leaves out the smokescreens. Learn how to engage your audience by giving the case story a dynamic narrative, and how to tell the story between the words by improving vocal inflection and body language. With concepts drawn from years in professional acting and public speaking, David Mann will share the secrets of powerful, engaging presentations that can apply to openings, closings, mediations, arbitrations, depositions, witness preparation, witness interrogation, oral arguments, or prospective client interviews.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn techniques that will engage the judge, jury, arbitrator or mediator whether virtually or in-person.

You will take away from this course the ability to:

  • Construct powerful stories that illustrate critical aspects of the case;
  • Use plain language instead of legal jargon;
  • Employ effective methods of rehearsal;
  • Shape case stories into repeatable, engaging wording;
  • Create a three-way dynamic between attorney, witness, and jury;
  • Use the courtroom to its best advantage through physical presence and gesture; and
  • Project a message clearly with persuasiveness appropriate to the material.

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.3 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 6.3).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 6.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 5.0
$20.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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