This guide provides information about and links to the most popular and most cited sources for trial advocacy. Topics include opening/closing arguments, pre-trial procedure, trial evidence, examination of witnesses, and jury selection.
This page collects texts on "forensic oratory" which translates as better oral communication. This topic is closely related to effective opening and closing statements. These titles are listed in alphabetical order.
This manual offers practical, useful solutions and insights into human factors, linguistics, neuroscience, gesture studies, and sports psychology. These techniques will transform any attorney into a more confident speaker, whether addressing colleagues in a conference room, counseling clients in a boardroom, or presenting a CLE in a ballroom. It offers tips on bringing the presentation off of one's notes and using direct eye contact,and answers such questions as: "How do I channel nervous energy into dynamic delivery?" "What is a reliable way to remember what I want to say?" "How do I stop saying "um" and think in silence instead?" and "Why is gesturing so important?"
Written with a small dose of history and background, the majority of this book is a personal laboratory for improving preparation for any oral communication, achieving vocal success, enhancing body language techniques, and expressing the right emotion. This book covers oral communication skills for all aspects of practice. It's loaded with tips and exercises.
shows the reader how to convey information in a cogent, persuasive way to decision-makers who make the final call. In doing so it utilizes portions of famous real-life court transcripts and television scripts, as well as a one-hour DVD with snippets of material from Emmy Award winning actor Michael Badalucco.
This book offers a basic yet comprehensive explanation of the central role of narrative in litigation. It 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.