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COMPLETE YOUR 2013 CLE REQUIREMENTS
OR SPRING FORWARD FOR 2014

JULY 24, 2014 9:30a.m. - 3:40p.m. ATTEND 1, 2, 3 OR ALL 4 COURSES! Register
 

Morning Sessions:

What Can Lawyers Learn From Actors? Series
THE ART OF ADVOCACY

The attorney is called upon to assume the tasks of writer, director and actor, but is usually only trained in the rules and procedures of the law. The Art of Advocacy: What Can Lawyers Learn From Actors teaches lawyers how to translate ideas, opinions, research and facts of a trial or other professional presentation into live three-dimensional events. The program demonstrates how to employ the full spectrum of verbal and non-verbal communication skills of the performing artist to connect with jurors, clients and judges to win more cases, create better settlements and generally communicate much more effectively.

Presented in three seminars, view a filmed workshop that offers concrete solutions to courtroom “performance” and presentation challenges.


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Registration: 9:00am

9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

1. ACTING LIKE A HUMAN BEING:

Demeanor and Skills in Storytelling (Opening & Closing)


CREDIT: 1.0 CLE Hour – General - LIVE credit

Commentator:  KARL D. WARDEN, LLM

 
Learn the elements of storytelling and how to create and deliver “telegrams” -- ten word messages from lawyer to juror. Attendees learn how to explore and use their own personal demeanors for sharing the client’s story in the courtroom.

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Registration: 10:30am

10:45 – 11:45 A.M.

2. ACTOR/PLAYWRIGHT MEETS LAWYER:

Inflection,Orchestration and MeNter (Closing Argument)


CREDIT: 1.0 CLE Hour – General
- LIVE credit

Commentator:  HEATHER WRIGHT, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP


Through a written and performance exercises and observation, learn meter and rhythm in language and the importance of the three primary delivery inflections … falling, rising and sustaining and how to apply them to closing argument.

 

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Registration: 11:45pm

Noon – 1:00 P.M.

3. DIRECTING THE TRIAL:

IsKILLS IN QUESTIONING AND CONTROLLING FOCUS (dIRECT & cROSS)


CREDIT: 1.0 CLE Hour – General - LIVE credit

Commentator:  MORGAN SMITH, Law Office of Morgan Smith

Learn how to not only control the focus of the jurors, but also how to control the witness in both direct and cross examination. Through watching the participants and watching through the eyes of the witness and the juror, the attorney learns what it feels like to be in those places in the courtroom in order to get a greater understanding of how to control those who sit in those places. The rising inflection (the questioning inflection) is also briefly reviewed in this section and viewers are able to observe it more thoroughly in this section.


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Afternoon Sessions:
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Registration: 1:00pm

1:30 – 3:40 p.M.

4. Make You Witness A Star!


CREDIT: 2.0 CLE Hour – General - LIVE credit

Commentator:  TIM PALMER, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

How many times have you thought you prepared a witness perfectly only to have that witness fail – either just a little, or completely and disastrously? Do your problem witnesses keep you awake at night?  Do some witnesses affect YOUR performance? Most attorneys do their best to prepare their witnesses to be as close to that ideal as possible. Yet in deposition and on the stand, many witnesses do not perform even adequately, let alone as a “star.”

Whether you are brand new to witness preparation or are an old hand at good witness preparation and would just like to learn some new ways to work with problem witnesses … the proven techniques in this program will help you create witnesses of star stature.


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.         Elements of the Star Witness Preparation Program

         1. The flaws of Traditional Witness Preparation

         2. Learning, unlearning and relearning Witness Preparation for the Attorney

         3. New Paradigm:  Attorneys as Witness Educator

         4. The Initial Question to Ask Every Witness in Witness Preparation

         5. Knowing Witness Processing:  Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic?

         6. How Witness Learns Best vs. How Attorney Learns Best

         7. 4 Kinds of Learners

2:30 – 2:40 p.m.         Break

2:40 – 3:40 p.m.         The Forms:  A System of “Question Anaylsis” for the Witness

         1. Eye Contact – What Do I Do with My Eyes?

         2. Physical Posture

         3. Role Playing and Why It is Superior to Lecture

         4. Media Capture and Playback – Tools for Witness Preparation

         5. Putting It All Together – Combining the Forms with Learning and Processing

         6. Diagnosing and Solving Common Witness Problems

         7. Diagnosing and Solving Demeanor Problems

         8. Wrap Up

ABOUT THE FACULTY:

ACT of COMMUNICATION® (Producer) is the premier trial consulting firm specializing in live communication and has set a new standard in the art of advocacy. The company is an innovator in legal and trial consulting and is nationally recognized for its excellent trial consulting work with lawyers and witnesses on a range of cases, including Business Litigation, Criminal , Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability and Employment.

Since 1977, Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James, the company founders, have brought state-of-the-art trial communication skills to over 30,000attorneys and their witnesses around the country. They are experts in learning and education theory, as well as the study of human behavior - how people learn, how people process information and how they deliberate. Katherine James is one of the premiere litigation consultants in the country, and she and Alan Blumenfeld have trained thousands of attorneys in workshop settings, CLE programs and private trial consultation.

They teach precise theatrical techniques lawyers can use to optimize results in witness preparation, depositions and negotiation conferences, trial strategy, judge and juror communications, opening and closing statements, mediation, arbitration and other professional appearances and settings.

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Cost:

     

Registration must be received before or on JULY 22 to guarantee written materials at the program. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline; however, a substitute may attend for a registered participant.

INDIVIDUAL MORNING SEMINARS:

Received before or on JULY 22:       $45 NBA member;   $65 Non-NBA member
Received after JULY 22:                     $65 NBA member;   $75 Non-NBA member

AFTERNOON SEMINAR ONLY:

Received before or on JULY 22:       $ 95 NBA member;   $125 Non-NBA member
Received after JULY 22:                     $105 NBA member;  $135 Non-NBA member

 

seminal discounts:

    THE 3 MORNING SEMINARS:
    RECEIVED BEFORE OR ON JULY 22

DISCOUNTED COST:                  $145 NBA member;  $175 Non-NBA member

 

    ALL 4 SEMINARS - MORNING & AFTERNOON:
    RECEIVED BEFORE OR ON JULY 22

DISCOUNTED COST:         $195 NBA member;  $255 Non-NBA member

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NOTE LOCATION:
NASHVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION
Conference Center

One Nashville Place, Suite 1050
Nashville, Tennessee 615-242-9272
Click Here for Directions

Parking:Garages on 4th Avenue, Commerce Street and Main Library on 7th Avenue
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SERIES PRODUCERS:
SUSAN BLAIR
CLE Director, Nashville Bar Association

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TN CLE Requirements: 
Fifteen hours per year, including three hours of Ethics & Professionalism. Must be reported by December 31.

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