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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."

The Art Of Woo

Author : G. Richard Shell
ISBN : 9781101202517
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 29. 80 MB
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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

Turpen Time

Author : Mike Turpen
ISBN : 1627467858
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 58. 42 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."

Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury

Author : Michael S Lief
ISBN : 9780684867526
Genre : Law
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The closing arguments from ten noteworthy cases—“lawyers and nonlawyers will enjoy the passion and eloquence of these counselors; practitioners of law will find much to learn from them” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Until now, only the twelve jurors who sat in judgment were able to appreciate these virtuoso performances, where weeks of testimony were boiled down and presented with flair, wit, and high drama. For five years the authors researched every archive, and readers can now lose themselves in the summations of America’s finest litigators. Clarence Darrow saves Leopold and Loeb from the gallows in the Roaring Twenties. Gerry Spence takes on the nuclear power industry for the death of Karen Silkwood in a modern-day David and Goliath struggle. Vincent Bugliosi squares off against the madness of Charles Manson and his murderous “family” in the aftermath of their bloody spree. Clara Foltz, the first woman to practice law in California, argues passionately to an all-male jury, defending her place in the courtroom. Bobby DeLaughter brings the killer of civil-rights leader Medgar Evers to justice after thirty years and two mistrials. Aubrey Daniel brings Lt. William Calley, Jr., to justice for the My Lai massacre. William Kunstler challenges the establishment after the 1968 Chicago riots in his defense of yippie leaders known as the Chicago Seven. Each closing argument is put into context by the authors, who provide historical background, a brief biography of each attorney, and commentary, pointing out the trial tactics used to great effect by the lawyers, all in accessible, reader-friendly language.

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