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Lawyers Liars And The Art Of Storytelling

Author : Jonathan Shapiro
ISBN : 1627229264
Genre : Business & Economics
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The practice of law is the business of persuasion, and storytelling is the most effective means of persuading. A credible lawyer capable of telling a well-reasoned story that moves the listener will always beat the lawyer who cannot. This entertaining book shows you how to convey legal information in a cogent, persuasive way to the client who needs the help, to opposing counsel, and to the decision-maker who has to make the final call."

Lawyers Liars And The Art Of Storytelling

Author : Jonathan Shapiro (Lawyer)
ISBN : OCLC:922933516
Genre : Forensic orations
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"Storytelling, what it is, why it matters, how to do it, is not a metaphor for legal advocacy. It is legal advocacy itself, and it is not limited to jury trials or court appearances: It relates to every aspect of a lawyers work. The practice of law is the business of persuasion, and storytelling is the most effective means of persuading. A credible lawyer icapable of telling a well-reasoned story that moves the listener will always beat the lawyer who cannot. But just recognizing the centrality of storytelling to the legal profession is not enough. Lawyers should also study the basic structure and elements that apply to stories, how they work and why, as well as the principles that have guided great storytellers for thousands of years. Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling shows you how to convey legal information in a cogent, persuasive way to the client who needs the help, to opposing counsel, and to the decision-maker who has the final say. In doing so, it utilizes portions of famous real-life court transcripts, television scripts, and story after story that feels more like celebration than study. Part prescriptive teaching, part memoir, always entertaining and never lecture, this package provides storytelling lessons gleaned from years of trial practice and television writing, wrapped in, what else, great stories"--Publisher.

Storytelling For Lawyers

Author : Philip Meyer
ISBN : 9780199910618
Genre : Law
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Good lawyers have an ability to tell stories. Whether they are arguing a murder case or a complex financial securities case, they can capably explain a chain of events to judges and juries so that they understand them. The best lawyers are also able to construct narratives that have an emotional impact on their intended audiences. But what is a narrative, and how can lawyers go about constructing one? How does one transform a cold presentation of facts into a seamless story that clearly and compellingly takes readers not only from point A to point B, but to points C, D, E, F, and G as well? In Storytelling for Lawyers, Phil Meyer explains how. He begins with a pragmatic theory of the narrative foundations of litigation practice and then applies it to a range of practical illustrative examples: briefs, judicial opinions and oral arguments. Intended for legal practitioners, teachers, law students, and even interdisciplinary academics, the book offers a basic yet comprehensive explanation of the central role of narrative in litigation. The book also offers a narrative tool kit that supplements the analytical skills traditionally emphasized in law school as well as practical tips for practicing attorneys that will help them craft their own legal stories.

Deadly Force

Author : Jonathan Shapiro
ISBN : 1634252756
Genre : Fiction
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Deadly Force takes place in US Attorney s Office for the Central District of California, Santa Ana branch office, a desert outpost where a handful of federal prosecutors are responsible for enforcing the federal law of the U.S. for an area that is larger than 14 states, and has a population of more than 5 million people.Here is Lizzie Scott, a classic western hero for the 21st century. Follow her as she untangles an excessive force case against a cop, all while balancing agency turf battles, secret grand jury proceedings, inter-office rivalries and on-the-make prosecutors. If she indicts the deputy, she faces death threats from the police, if she loses the case, a killer will go free and her career will be destroyed. It s the ultimate insiders look into the nuts-and-bolts of a federal civil rights prosecution, with fascinating legal and moral issues."

Trial Stories

Author : Michael E. Tigar
ISBN : 1599411199
Genre : Law
File Size : 72. 81 MB
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This book tells the stories of nine iconic trials, in which the competing stories are compelling. The themes of these cases include treason, racial justice, the death penalty, fraud, personal rights, women s rights, product safety, and corporate misdeeds. However, the chapter authors have gone beyond retelling. They reveal how the story was told, and in that way teach us about advocacy and advocates. The chapter authors all have significant practice experience as well as academic qualifications. They show us lawyers at work, creating a relationship with a litigant seeking justice, and then taking that claim into the courtroom. Taken together, these chapters are excellent vehicles for teaching all the elements of trial advocacy, including jury selection, opening statement, direct and cross-examination, use of expert testimony, and closing argument. The book shows us that advocacy does make a difference, and that the skills of advocacy can be taught and learned.

Maccarthy On Cross Examination

Author : Terence MacCarthy
ISBN : 1590318862
Genre : Law
File Size : 47. 99 MB
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Learn how to look good on cross, even when the witness is not cooperating. Learn how to manage and effectively minimize the witness's involvement, without appearing controlling, extracting, and insulting. Filled with illustrative cross examinations from actual cases, this book is your key to employing these proven techniques in your own practice. Using the three themes that run through out the book--looking good, telling a story, and using short statements--you can take control of your cross examinations and achieve the results you desire.

Conviction

Author : Juan Martinez
ISBN : 9780062444301
Genre : True Crime
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Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation. Through two trials, America watched with baited breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case, until she was finally found guilty and—controversially—sentenced to life behind bars. Now, speaking openly for the first time, prosecutor Juan Martinez will unearth new details from the investigation that were never revealed at trial, exploring key facts from the case and the pieces of evidence he chose to keep close to the vest. Throughout the trials, his bullish and unfaltering prosecution strategy was both commended and criticized, and in his book, Martinez will illuminate the unique tactics he utilized in this case and how they lead to a successful conviction, and-for the first time-discuss how he felt losing the death penalty sentence he’d pursued for years. Going beyond the news reports, Martinez will explore the truth behind the multiple facades of Jodi Arias. Sparring with her from across the stand, Martinez came to know Arias like no one else could, dissecting what it took for a seemingly normal girl to become a deluded, cunning, and unrepentant murderer. With new stories from behind the scenes of the trial and Martinez’s own take on his defendant, the book takes you inside the mind of Jodi Arias like never before. Complete with 16 pages of photos from the case and trial, this book is the definitive account of the case that shocked America.

Comic Lives

Author : Betsy Borns
ISBN : 0671626205
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Stand-up comedy has exploded as the hottest entertainment phenomenon of the '80s -- what rock and roll was to the '60s and '70s. Comedy clubs are franchising across the nation (with more than 300 now open). Comics star on "Latenight with David Letterman," "Saturday Night Live," Carson's "The Tonight Show" and other late-night talk shows. Stand-ups are featured on their own uncensored, often "live" cable specials. And stand-ups like Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Jay Leno and "Bobcat" Goldthwait who started behind the microphone have moved on to star in films and television specials, and draw thousands to standing-room-only concerts.

The Art Of Woo

Author : G. Richard Shell
ISBN : 9781101202517
Genre : Business & Economics
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You may need The Art of War to defeat your enemies, but if you prefer to win them over, read The Art of Woo G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa know what it takes to drive new ideas through complex organizations. They have advised thousands of executives from companies such as Google, Microsoft, and General Electric to organizations like the World Bank and even the FBI's hostage rescue training program. In The Art of Woo, they present their systematic, four- step process for winning over even the toughest bosses and most skeptical colleagues. Beginning with two powerful self-assessments to help readers find their "Woo IQ," they show how relationship-based persuasion works to open hearts and minds. "Ranging across history, from Charles Lindbergh to Sam Walton, the authors examine how savvy negotiators use persuasion - not confrontation-to achieve goals." -U.S. News & World Report

Leaning On The Arc

Author : M. Gerald Schwartzbach
ISBN : 1634251377
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A fascinating look at the life of renowned trial lawyer M. Gerald Schwartzbach, who is perhaps best known for successfully defending actor Robert Blake against charges he had murdered his wife. You'll read true tales of murder to malpractice, sexual assault to domestic abuse, from protecting the right of dissent to advocating expanded rights for defendants.

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