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Master cutting-edge persuasion tools and techniques

Judge Drummond was a successful trial lawyer for two decades and has spent the last decade doing one thing – presiding over jury and bench trials. Combining his own experience with his jury surveys, he brings you persuasion techniques that you can use from the day the case comes into your office to verdict.


Make a good first impression with opposing counsel, the judge and the jury

Making a good first impression is persuasion. Equip yourself with a checklist for jury selection, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination and closing arguments. Discover the top ten things a judge wants during a trial.


Acknowledge the hierarchy of attention in the courtroom

People pay attention to everything that happens in a courtroom, but unless the judge remembers it back in chambers or the jury remembers it in the deliberation room it cannot be effective.


Understand the power of the Trial Notebook

The Trial Notebook is the most ignored but most powerful tool for all phases of the case.


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


PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Civil Litigation Section


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One copy of the course materials is included in your registration. These materials are not available for separate purchase.



Formats Available: Video Replay
Original Product Date: March 31, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • PA CLE: 5.00 hours Substantive Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

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