Sunday, November 14, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 15, 2021
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
12:00 PM to 1:45 PM
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
8:45 AM to 11:15 AM
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
|Days 3 & 4
Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18, 2021
9:00 to 5:00 Wednesday and Thursday – During the third and fourth day of the Symposium, students will participate in two workshops requiring them to get on their feet, learn new skills and tools, and practice an opening statement from one of their actual cases.
Track 1: Psychodrama Workshops – Psychodrama is one of the most powerful tools available to trial lawyers who represent people. It allows the lawyer to discover the deeper story of a client’s case, tell the story visually to a jury, and speak for the client with a powerfully authentic voice of empathy and authenticity. These small group workshops will be led by professional psychodramatists Louise Lippman and Michael Traynor.
Track 2: Tools from the Theater Workshops – This workshop, led by Mel Orchard and Jesse Wilson, has been developed to help trial lawyers learn how to overcome performance anxiety, be more compelling using voice, eye contact, and physical presence, and to use deliver words powerfully and persuasively. Mel and Jesse are both trained actors and will share lessons from the theater that actors and producers use to tell powerful stories to an audience.
Track 3: Neurolinguistic Programming, or “NLP” – Half-day standalone workshop – Nationally recognized trial consultant Eric Oliver assisted with the very first trial consult to employ “NLP” techniques in the late 1980s’ while working with “NLP” co-founder John Grinder. Since then, Eric has developed advanced methods of persuasion incorporating multiple “NLP” techniques into the full range of consulting services he provides his attorney clients. In his workshop, Eric will demonstrate and discuss with participants how to implement a number of these techniques, including Mirroring for Rapport, Anchoring with Images, Tonal and Spatial Marking, Embodied Communication, Operating Metaphors and Indirect Suggestions using Presuppositions. Each of these techniques has application for delivering your case as a story during opening statements and beyond.
Presence, Personal States and Persuasion – Half-day standalone workshop – 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 – During these workshops, students will work on an opening statement from one of their actual cases using the methods and tools taught during the seminar. Trial School Faculty will participate in all these sessions and provide suggestions and coaching. These sessions will also be videotaped and reviewed by faculty members with each student.
During this 5-day member-only event, Trial School will present cutting-edge and out-of-the-box methods for communicating and connecting with the jury.
This symposium will present today’s curated best methods for delivering a powerful and persuasive opening statement using a host of different approaches taught by the very best trial lawyers and nationally recognized consultants.
The Trial School Symposium will include on-your-feet exercises, motivational and inspirational activities, demonstrations, and practical templates you can take home and use in your trial practice.
The 2021 Trial School Symposium will be a combination of lectures and break-out workshops. Like with the first two Trial School in-person events, this program is designed to curate and explore the various methods, both traditional and cutting edge, for trying cases. As always, our goal is to learn how to improve our collective trial advocacy skills through faculty collaboration and share these skills with other lawyers who represent people.
This year’s Symposium will focus on two topics: 1) openings statements, and 2) communication skills. The seminar will present the various methods used to achieve success at trial. The workshops build on the seminar topics by offering an opportunity to use these methods in practice. Workshops available this year include Psychodrama with Louise Lipman or Michael Traynor, Personal States with Chris Stombaugh, Tell it Like a Movie with Mel Orchard and Jesse Wilson, and Opening Statements with Trial School faculty.
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A block of rooms has been reserved for Trial School Symposium attendees at a rate of $179. The cut-off date for that rate is October 22, but we recommend you reserve your room as early as possible, as the room block is a limited number at the discounted rate, and could sell out well before October 22.
If you have any questions regarding your hotel reservation, call the Loews Reservation Center at 833-243-4727 and tell them you are booking a room in the Trial School Symposium room block.
For the safety of all our attendees, the Trial School Symposium will be a fully vaccinated event.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated (have received two doses before October 31st, 2021) and will be required to submit their vaccine cards prior to the event.
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