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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."

Storytelling For Lawyers

Author : Philip N. Meyer
ISBN : 9780195396638
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.

Acting Skills For Lawyers

Author : Laura Mathis
ISBN : 1616329327
Genre : Law
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For the lawyer, research and written communications are only half the battle. In this innovative book you ll learn how to develop and use stage presence, use an actors voice and gestures, develop characters for different audiences, deliver effective speeches, adopt the role of talk-show host for depositions, improvise in unprepared situations, be the acting coach for your witness, use monologue skills in your closing arguments, and even take the perfect professional photo!"

The 12 Secrets Of Persuasive Argument

Author : Ronald J. Waicukauski
ISBN : 1604425946
Genre : Law
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"This book will give all lawyers the guidance they need to become effective advocates. Whether you have just passed the bar or have been practing for 30 years, this book will help refine your persuasive skills."---from the Foreword by Carolyn B. Lamm, President of the American Bar Association Argument is the fundamental tool of the lawyer's craft, and this practical book describes the twelve material factors that influence the persuasive effect of any argument. These twelve secrets, based on ideas from some of the world's great thinkers and advocates, will show you how to make the most persuasive argument possible and maximize your success before a judge or jury, in mediation or arbitration, and anywhere else. These secrets of persuasion come from Aristotle's Rhetoric; others were revealed in the classical writings of Quintilian, Cicero, and Demosthenes. Some come from the work of contemporary scholars in communications and social psychology, some derive from the world's most renowned lawyers, and others are distilled from the authors' own collective experience of more than 100 years as trial lawyers and teachers of trial advocacy. These secrets, both classical and new, can be your key to successful argument.

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.

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."

Turpen Time

Author : Mike Turpen
ISBN : 1627467858
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 78. 54 MB
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"You can't learn to swim by taking a correspondence course." One-liner s. Used by everyone from Winston Churchill to Rodney Dangerfield, they can bepoetic, profound, or outrageously funny. A good one-liner may initially appear shallow or silly, but in fact packs a powerful message in deceptively few words. In "Turpen Time," Mike Turpen offers fifty shades of life in the form of short stories, each woven around a one-liner. Entertaining and humorous, dead serious and sober, these stories offer lessons for living a good, happy life. In everything from nocturnal meetings in the White House with President Bill Clinton and Les Moonves, to a first kiss, somewhere between the swing set and the dog house, Mike will charm you with his high-energy approach to life, law, politics, and the pursuit of happiness. "Through both work and family, I've lived--and learned how to live--an extraordinary life. In our daily struggle for significance, it's imperative to realize that we are not perfect. A few mistakes are better than perfect inaction. Stories you'll read here have humbled me. I share them, knowing that we have all been humbled, chastened, and even embarrassed by our actions at various points in our lives. Often, such experiences teach us the best lessons. It reminds us that we can learn via the OPE method--other people's experiences--but that only goes so far. People can tell you about different swimmer's strokes and what to do when you get in water over your head, but ultimately, we all have to take the plunge ourselves. I did. We all do."

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