A fascinating new protocol for trying your next case
Join Professor Gary Gildin and documentary filmmaker Joe Myers for this revealing look at a new protocol for developing the most cogent and persuasive way to present the "story of the case." Through analysis of engaging movie clips, you will learn the universal elements of story, the very elements a lawyer needs to develop the most compelling story at trial. You then will see how this protocol is applied to find the trial story in a hypothetical case.
Learn the process for choosing the trial story
- The decision maker, whether judge or jury, will inevitably rely upon story and emotion to reach a decision.
- Proper identification of character and motive will dictate the plot of the trial story.
- Trial attorneys also must identify the stakes to cause the trier of fact to become emotionally invested in the story.
8:30 - 9:30 am
Recent Developments in Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology
9:30 - 10:30 am
The First Element of Story: Character
10:30 - 10:45 am
10:45 - 11:45 am
The Second Element of Story: Motive
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 - 1:15 pm
The Third Element of Story: A Single Plot
1:15 - 2:15 pm
The Character-Motive-Plot Continuum
2:15 - 2:30 pm
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Causing the Jury to Root for Your Character: The Stakes