National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Ten Ways to Develop Your Courtroom Skills

On Demand
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No matter how long you’ve been in practice, there’s always room for improvement in your courtroom skills. In this webcast, experienced trial lawyer Jim Brosnahan will teach you about ten tricks that will add polish to your presentation. Tune in and learn about:

• Developing your voice
• Analyzing your case for trial
• Developing your personal style
• Arguing to different audiences
• Using emotion in your argument
• Reaching jurors so they're willing to find for your client

Mr. Brosnahan will also share his thoughts on how jurors and judges make their decisions and how you can improve your skills by reading about the great lawyers. Mr. Brosnahan has been a trial lawyer for almost 60 years and has tried 150 cases.

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Jim J. Brosnahan

Morrison & Foerster LLP
San Francisco, CA

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