With the Seminar and Workshops ticket, you will have access to all seminars from Days one and two plus your choice of two workshop tracks.
Track 1 - Psychodrama Workshops
Hosted by Louise Lipman and Michael Traynor
This track is broken up into two half-day workshops. Our experienced and credentialed psychodramatists will facilitate a group of 10 people. Participants engage with various parts of their personal stories, enhancing skills of spontaneity, creativity, and potency. Lawyers who have most effectively used this method with their clients have first embarked on their own journey of self-discovery through participating in personal psychodrama intensive programs. This cathartic experience often leads to new insights and perspectives on one’s own life and the lives of others. In addition to the personal benefits, each person will leave with a skill set that has practical application to their relationship with clients.
Track 2 - Tools from the Theater Workshops
Hosted by Mel Orchard and Jesse Wilson
Applying the fundamentals of screenwriting will unlock the DNA of a powerful trial story and set you on the path to honing your skills as a master storyteller. Storytelling is what lawyers do. The most powerful stories are the ones told visually—putting the audience, your jurors, always “in the movie.”
Far too many times lawyers will perilously become their own audience and forget the end goal: emotional connection and proactive motivation. By the end of this two-day workshop you will: Increase your confidence on your feet as a Visual Storyteller; Deliver a Knock-Out Opening Statement and/or Closing Argument; Create deeper emotional connections with your judge and jurors by highlighting critical aspects of your case; Synthesize Emotional State Management with The Power of The Visual; Trust the “less is more” Screenwriter’s Method approach applied in virtually every area of trial, beginning in Voir Dire to your Closing Argument.
Track 3 - Neurolinguistic Programming - Half-day standalone workshop
Hosted by Eric Oliver
This track is broken up into two half-day workshops. Part 1: Chris Stombaugh has developed a unique and powerful method that will enable trial lawyers to overcome performance anxiety and become powerfully more persuasive quickly and easily. During this workshop, students will not only learn how to use this method but will also get on their feet to experience this tool for themselves. Part 2: Nationally recognized jury consultant Eric Oliver has developed advanced methods for persuasion using NLP. These powerful tools bring persuasion to the next level. During this workshop, Oliver will work to teach students how to use some basic NLP skills in an opening statement.
Presence, Personal States and Persuasion – Half-day standalone workshop
Hosted by Chris Stombaugh
Chris Stombaugh has developed a unique and powerful method that will enable trial lawyers to overcome performance anxiety and become powerfully more persuasive quickly and easily. During this workshop, students will not only learn how to use this method but will also get on their feet to experience this tool for themselves.
Track 4 - Opening Statements Workshops
Students will work with faculty to develop a compelling opening statement outline using techniques and one-on-one interactions with Trial School faculty members including Mike Kelly, Troy Rafferty, Rich Newsome, Andrew Finkelstein, and Jim Perdue Jr. with more to be announced as well as their peers. Students will get the opportunity to work on developing an opening statement for one of their cases, presenting it to the group, and further exploring their techniques and presentation styles.