The Zen Lawyer Michael Leizerman
The Core Method Workshops

Practice Law More Effectively With The Core Method Workshop

Upcoming Workshop Dates

October 29 – November 1, 2020Early Bird Registration Open Now

Take authenticity and truth into the courtroom to give your clients a winning edge.

To succeed as a trial lawyer and a human being, it is necessary to be conversant not only in logic, but also in intuitive and emotional truth. In service to this, the Core Method Workshop focuses on five cores of self-improvement that function both professionally and personally: physical, emotional, logical, motivational and Zen.

This weekend-long workshop, faciliated by actor and trial consultant Joshua Karton, trial lawyer Michael Leizerman, and Zen Abbot Jay Rinsen Weik, fuses skills from theater arts, martial arts, and mindfulness training in order to connect with a jury and win cases.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Mindfulness and Practicing Law: Listen to your client, your opponent, your judge, your jury, yourself and others.
  • The Trial Warrior: Learn Aikido and Japanese swordsmanship principles as they apply to jury selection, cross-examination and other parts of trial.
  • From Presentation into Persuasion: Transforming stage fright into stage presence. Creating the jury’s collective “NOW.”
  • The Motivational Core in Discovery, Mediation, and Trial: Using specific trial examples, simplify a case around a Core Truth in opening, direct & cross, using defense depositions to prove your case


Program Tuition includes:
Breakfast, lunch and take-home wooden practice swords (bokken) used in workshop.

Click here to register for The Core Method Workshop in 2020


Meet The Instructors

Joshua Karton

Actor, Director, Writer and Trial Consultant

Joshua Karton Bio

Michael Leizerman

Trial Lawyer (practice concentrates on select catastrophic trucking cases), Zen Practice Leader, Aikido Student, William Esper Acting Studio Summer Graduate

Michael Leizerman Bio

Jay Rinsen Weik

5th Degree Black Belt in Aikido, Zen Abbott and Teacher

Jay Rinsen Weik Bio

Praise For The Core Method Workshop

A more mindful approach.

The workshop made me a better lawyer and more thoughtful person.
- Martin Mathers

Well worth the price of admission.

It renewed my passion for a profession that was no longer providing me with satisfaction.
- Jim Malek

Take advantage of this opportunity.

I can say without doubt this seminar has improved the way I practice law.
- Joe Ervin