Upcoming Programs



May 17, 2016
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Visual Literacy for Jurists: How Visual Evidence and Visual Storytelling are Changing the Practice of Law in the Digital Age

Program Description: In contemporary legal practice, lawyers, judges, and lay jurors face a vast array of visual evidence and visual argument both inside the courtroom and in the court of public opinion. From videos documenting crimes and accidents to computer displays of their digital simulation, increasingly, the search for fact-based justice is becoming an offshoot of visual meaning making. But when law migrates to the screen, it lives there as other images do, motivating belief and judgment on the basis of visual delight and unconscious fantasies and desires as well as actualities.

CLE Credits: 2.0 in Areas of Professional Practice (transitional and non-transitional)



June 1, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Making Persuasive Opening Statements

Program Description: The Opening is your first opportunity to lay out your case and to set the stage for witness testimony and exhibits. Learn how to overcome nerves; use your body, hands and voice to enhance your presentation; and tell the story of your case in the most memorable and persuasive way.

CLE Credits: 2.0 Skills (transitional and non-transitional)

June 14, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closing Arguments

Program Description: The closing is your chance to pull all the testimony and exhibits together to argue your case. Learn how to structure your closing and use rhetorical devices to effectively persuade the trier of fact to your position.

CLE Credits: 2.0 Skills (transitional and non-transitional)

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