Core Skills

An Introduction: 9 Core Skills For Winning Advocacy

An Introduction: 9 Core Skills For Winning Advocacy

Time: 4:08 Overview of this series: Practice exercises hone the individual skills important to successful advocacy: Choice of words, voice, body language, listening, and delivery...

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Avoid lawyer-talk when speaking to jurors

Avoid lawyer-talk when speaking to jurors

Time 12:20 Practice making sure you are communicating clearly: Your choice of language is key. To connect with jurors you need to persuade, get beyond the lawyer-speak and talk like a regular person...

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Speak effectively: pace, volume and tone

Speak effectively: pace, volume and tone

Time: 18:03 Practice with your voice at the distance you will be from the judge or jury: A lawyer’s voice can make or break the effectiveness of the communication with the jury. Pace, volume, and tone are the key elements...

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Use motion: gestures, positioning and expressions

Use motion: gestures, positioning and expressions

Time: 10:02 Practice how you want to move in the courtroom: There’s a place in the courtroom where you want to be to talk to the jury. Get set before you speak. No walking and talking. Be conscious of your body language...

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Listening: A key to jury selection

Listening: A key to jury selection

Time: 23:45 Practice paying close attention: Focus on whomever is speaking. Listen in a way that takes in every bit of information available from the person who is speaking...

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Plaintiff’s task:  explain the burden of proof

Plaintiff’s task: explain the burden of proof

Time: 19:49 Jurors usually assume burden is much higher: Overcome the jurors' natural inclination to think the burden of proof in a civil case is beyond a reasonable doubt or to misunderstand preponderance..

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Start strong and end strong

Start strong and end strong

Time: 21:10 Practice your first and last sentences so you can deliver them effortlessly: Assess your strongest points and deploy them persuasively at the beginning and ending of your presentation or examination...

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Minimize Harm: Plan for handling bad facts

Minimize Harm: Plan for handling bad facts

Time: 26:19 Practice how to minimize your opponent's best facts: You can't duck bad stuff. Every case has it, and you need to give it a context that minimizes the adverse effect...

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Help a witness use exhibits successfully

Help a witness use exhibits successfully

Time: 22:55 Practice how to handle exhibits: Get maximum effect from blowups of your exhibits by teaching witnesses how to use them to explain key facts...

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Core Skills Access

Core Skills Access

Purchase this item to receive access to all the videos in the Core Skills section.After purchase, navigate to the core skills section Located here to watch the videos...

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