Theater tips and strategies for jury trials

Author: David A. Ball
Publisher: Natl Inst for Trial Advocacy
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063692094
Release Date: 2003-09
Genre: Law

"In well-organized chapters on the trial's characters, rehearsal techniques, audience, props, plot, & point of view, Ball's book provides useful advice to novice & experience legal actors. "Even those who never try a jury case will learn a lot about audience persuasion which is a crucial skill in many theaters of a lawyer's life besides producer, theater professor & trial consultant has woven together a highly readable compendium of "how to's" & "how not to's" for trial lawyers. I highly recommend this book for trial attorneys with limited experience. Even seasoned trial attorneys will find Mr. Ball's book a valuable mini-refresher course. The book shows trial lawyers how to use concepts from theater to persuade & motivate. After all, there is no finer stage than the courtroom & no In this revised & expanded second edition, Ball provides practical guidance for voir dire, openings & closings, testimony, & focus groups. He describes what practitioners can learn from actors about their manner, voice projection, & behavior. He tells how to grab the jury from the beginning just as a good movie opening captures the audience. He details the preparation of your "cast" of witnesses so they testify clearly, credibly, & memorably. And he offers advice on telling your story so that it commands attention & motivates jurors to argue for your side.

Theater tips and strategies for jury trials

Author: David Ball
Publisher: Nita Publications
ISBN: STANFORD:36105062252320
Release Date: 1997-04
Genre: Law

"In well-organized chapters on the trial's characters, rehearsal techniques, audience, props, plot, & point of view, Ball's book provides useful advice to novice & experience legal actors. "Even those who never try a jury case will learn a lot about audience persuasion which is a crucial skill in many theaters of a lawyer's life besides producer, theater professor & trial consultant has woven together a highly readable compendium of "how to's" & "how not to's" for trial lawyers. I highly recommend this book for trial attorneys with limited experience. Even seasoned trial attorneys will find Mr. Ball's book a valuable mini-refresher course. The book shows trial lawyers how to use concepts from theater to persuade & motivate. After all, there is no finer stage than the courtroom & no In this revised & expanded second edition, Ball provides practical guidance for voir dire, openings & closings, testimony, & focus groups. He describes what practitioners can learn from actors about their manner, voice projection, & behavior. He tells how to grab the jury from the beginning just as a good movie opening captures the audience. He details the preparation of your "cast" of witnesses so they testify clearly, credibly, & memorably. And he offers advice on telling your story so that it commands attention & motivates jurors to argue for your side.

Theater tips and strategies for jury trials

Author: David Ball
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060558744
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Law

"In well-organized chapters on the trial's characters, rehearsal techniques, audience, props, plot, & point of view, Ball's book provides useful advice to novice & experience legal actors. "Even those who never try a jury case will learn a lot about audience persuasion which is a crucial skill in many theaters of a lawyer's life besides producer, theater professor & trial consultant has woven together a highly readable compendium of "how to's" & "how not to's" for trial lawyers. I highly recommend this book for trial attorneys with limited experience. Even seasoned trial attorneys will find Mr. Ball's book a valuable mini-refresher course. The book shows trial lawyers how to use concepts from theater to persuade & motivate. After all, there is no finer stage than the courtroom & no In this revised & expanded second edition, Ball provides practical guidance for voir dire, openings & closings, testimony, & focus groups. He describes what practitioners can learn from actors about their manner, voice projection, & behavior. He tells how to grab the jury from the beginning just as a good movie opening captures the audience. He details the preparation of your "cast" of witnesses so they testify clearly, credibly, & memorably. And he offers advice on telling your story so that it commands attention & motivates jurors to argue for your side.

Theater for Trial

Author: David A. Ball
Publisher:
ISBN: 1941007716
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Trial practice

In Theater for Trial, David Ball and Joshua Karton use their extensive professional theater experience to give you practical exercises and strategies for connecting yourself, your case, and your witnesses with the jury. They provide tools available to any attorney—such as voice, presentation, and story structure—and show how to empower juries to take responsibility for righting a wrong. This book teaches you how to turn every trial into a powerful production that authentically calls forth your best asset: the simple truth, clearly and effectively communicated. Ball and Karton also teach you how to arm jurors to fight for you in deliberations. They offer techniques to improve how you prepare witnesses, create exhibits, present your client, select jurors, and conduct yourself in ways that frame the facts and the law to best engage your audience: the jury. Ball and Karton combine decades of intensive trial experience with cases from the smallest counties to the halls of the Supreme Court, with lessons from the stage and screen to optimize every moment you’re in trial.

Winning Jury Trials Trial Tactics and Sponsorship Strategies Third Edition

Author: Robert H. Klonoff
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781632814210
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Law

The Third Edition of Winning Jury Trials combines the same strong premise of its previous editions (evidence sponsorship) and the same strong theme (there is, in fact, a right way to teach trial skills) with many new features, including more detailed guidance on the critical questions of whether and when to impeach one's own witness with harmful material. This text, by Robert Klonoff and Paul Colby, takes a solid approach to evidence and focuses on issues such as: • Choosing witnesses • Introducing negative evidence • How to handle marginal evidence • Weaving the fundamental elements of your case into your evidence, for example, opening statements and cross-examination Winning Jury Trials explains the soundness of its tactics in simple and easy-to-remember principles, enabling the advocate familiar with those principles to make the right decisions on common dilemmas arising at trial without having to refer to any manual. No law student or litigator should be without this important work. Reviews "This is a book that should be introduced to the trial bar during meetings of trial lawyers. It should be read by every trial lawyer in the country." -Robert Hanley, Morrison & Forester

Mastering The Mechanics Of Civil Jury Trials

Author: Tyler G. Draa
Publisher: Balcony 7 Media and Publishing
ISBN: 9781939454447
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Law

Every case cited in this legacy law eBook is linked to the source and it also contains over 300 links to statutory authorities for all 50 states, making it suitable for a nationwide audience. These invaluable references are available at the touch of your fingertips as you prepare for, or learn about, critical strategies for key civil trial procedures. Mastering the Mechanics of Civil Jury Trials is THE eBook for law students, practicing attorneys, and all who are interested in law. Written by a veritable dream team of civil litigators, one a sitting judge, and all among the top-rated attorneys in the state of California, it’s endorsed by a Who’s Who of star attorneys, Bar associations, and universities due to the full color of real cases versus the black and white limitations of textbook study. Tyler G. Draa et al. are paying it forward with #LegacyLaw. The sequential mechanics of plaintiff or defendant representation is laid out clearly, with practice and planning in mind, gleaned from decades of real practice, including judicial comments throughout, covering: Reconnaissance; Pre-Trial Management; Voir Dire; Motions; Evidence; Cross and Direct Examination; Settlements; Arguments; and every step in between that should be but is not taught in law schools. Numerous legal references apply, enhanced by exhaustively comprehensive state-by-state Appendices listing statutory rulings covering important aspects of trial, including: Peremptory Challenges; Evidentiary Hearings; Jury Instructions; Computer Animation & Other Simulations; Statutes Mirroring CCP 776; and Impeaching Experts With Learned Treatises. In true pay-it-forward fashion, a portion of author proceeds are designated to continuing education organizations and charitable causes.

Win Your Case

Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429909013
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Law

Gerry Spence is perhaps America's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently pitted against teams of lawyers thrown against him by major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial since l969. In Win Your Case, Spence shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in any arena-the courtroom, the boardroom, the sales call, the salary review, the town council meeting-every venue where a case is to be made against adversaries who oppose the justice you seek. Relying on the successful courtroom methods he has developed over more than half a century, Spence shows both lawyers and laypersons how you can win your cases as he takes you step by step through the elements of a trial-from jury selection, the opening statement, the presentation of witnesses, their cross-examinations, and finally to the closing argument itself. Spence teaches you how to prepare yourselves for these wars. Then he leads you through the new, cutting-edge methods he uses in discovering the story in which you form the evidence into a compelling narrative, discover the point of view of the decision maker, anticipate and answer the counterarguments, and finally conclude the case with a winning final argument. To make a winning presentation, you are taught to prepare the power-person (the jury, the judge, the boss, the customer, the board) to hear your case. You are shown that your emotions, and theirs, are the source of your winning. You learn the power of your own fear, of honesty and caring and, yes, of love. You are instructed on how to role-play through the use of the psychodramatic technique, to both discover and tell the story of the case, and, at last, to pull it all together into the winning final argument. Whether you are presenting your case to a judge, a jury, a boss, a committee, or a customer, Win Your Case is an indispensable guide to success in every walk of life, in and out of the courtroom.

Acting Skills for Lawyers

Author: Laura Mathis
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1616329327
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

For the lawyer, research and written communications are only half the battle. In this innovative book you ll learn how to develop and use stage presence, use an actors voice and gestures, develop characters for different audiences, deliver effective speeches, adopt the role of talk-show host for depositions, improvise in unprepared situations, be the acting coach for your witness, use monologue skills in your closing arguments, and even take the perfect professional photo!"

Turning Points at Trial

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985027118
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre:

Award-winning author Shane Read interviews thirteen of the greatest lawyers in the country who share the secrets from their most interesting cases. Everything is covered from depositions to trials to appeals. Learn new strategies that you can apply immediately in your practice. Unlike other textbooks, you will learn trial skills from actual litigation battles, not from unrealistic hypotheticals. Additional video and audio materials discussed in the book can be found at www.TurningPointsatTrial.com.

Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection

Author: Jeffrey T. Frederick
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1616328452
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

This much anticipated and expanded Third Edition by one of the nation's most experienced trial consultants goes beyond other books on jury selection and focuses on the skills needed to conduct effective voir dire and jury selection, ultimately improving your chances of a favorable verdict at trial. This valuable guide will help you understand effective voir dire and jury selection strategies and adapt them to the unique circumstances you face in your trial jurisdiction.