Building a Persuasive Case Theory and Arming Key Witnesses to Present It (August 2017) [17205-FSV]

Building a Persuasive Case Theory and Arming Key Witnesses to Present It (August 2017) [17205-FSV]

Original Program Date: August 31, 2017
Duration: 2 hours, 54 minutes
Credits: Other: 3.00
List Price:$159.00
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This program was a live seminar and webcast presented on August 31, 2017, in Seattle, WA. If you attended the live seminar or webcast and reported CLE credits, you cannot also report credits from watching or listening to this recording.

This presentation draws on jury research conducted across the country in order to identify key elements of a persuasive case theory. Speaker Thomas O’Toole, Ph.D. (Sound Jury Consulting LLC) discusses each key element and highlights practical strategies for incorporating them into a powerful and persuasive case theory using themes, language, and visual communication.

The presentation also focuses on bridging common gaps between effective case theories and the performances of key witnesses in deposition and at trial. As part of this, the presentation highlights the shortcomings of traditional approaches used by attorneys in the preparation of their key witnesses. Get a detailed “how to” guide for effective witness preparation sessions explore barriers to effective communication, hurdles that prevent the witness from telling the truth well, and the impact of nonverbal behavior on the overall credibility of the witness’s testimony.

Presenter:Thomas O'Toole, Ph.D. - Sound Jury Consulting LLC, Seattle

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Coursebook contains 47 pages.

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