From File to Trial: Eight Keys to Success in Court and Beyond

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---------- CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
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Video Replay - Beaver
Beaver County Bar Association
788 Turnpike Street, Beaver PA, 15009
STARTMon., Jun. 04, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDMon., Jun. 04, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Mechanicsburg
PBI Conference Center
5080 Ritter Road, Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15, Mechanicsburg PA, 17055
STARTThu., May. 31, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDThu., May. 31, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTMon., May. 14, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDMon., May. 14, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Warren
Warren County Courthouse
204 Fourth Avenue, Warren PA, 16365
STARTMon., May. 21, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDMon., May. 21, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - York
York County Bar Center
137 E. Market Street, York PA, 17401
STARTWed., May. 30, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDWed., May. 30, 2018
3:30 PM
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New Attorney: $150.00

* = Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.


Illinois trial judge and nationally acclaimed trial advocacy instructor, Hon. Mark Drummond, brings cutting edge persuasion tools with techniques he has acquired through his training around the world combined with ideas from outside the courtroom. Since most civil and criminal cases resolve before trial, this program also focuses on tips and techniques that apply to motions, discovery, depositions and appeals, in addition to the actual trial of the case. Hon. Mark Drummond has devoted the last 30 years to the art of persuasion and brings you persuasion techniques that you can use from the day the case comes into your office to verdict.

Master persuasion tools and techniques

  • Make a good first impression with opposing counsel, the judge and the jury
  • Discover the top ten things a judge wants during a trial
  • Acknowledge the hierarchy of the attention in the courtroom
  • Understand the power of the Trial Notebook

Program Schedule

Primacy - First Impressions Inside and Outside of Court

  • What judges want: A top ten list
  • Jury selection in the age of CSI and the internet
  • Opening: Word choice and lessons from the book Blink
  • How your opponent can tell if you've tried a case

Emphasize the Receiver

  • Reducing your stress at trial
  • Meeting the judge's and jury's needs

Remembered Facts Alone Persuade

  • Hierarchy of attention in the courtroom
  • Technology tools


  • Compelling theme choices
  • Storytelling

Understand the Power of the Trial Notebook

  • The Trial Notebook System
  • The most ignored but most powerful tool for all phases of the case
  • The "Red Cover" method for cross


  • Compelling oral communication
  • Organization tools to lessen your stress
  • Timelines and their value


  • How to speak so people remember
  • How to get away from notes

Emphas(eyes) Your Story

  • Lessons on visuals from the real world and the courtroom
  • How to construct visual presentations

Recorded during a live webcast in March, 2018.


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Faculty may vary by location.
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