The Zen Lawyer Michael Leizerman
The Core Method Workshops

Practice Law More Effectively With The Core Method Workshop

Upcoming Workshop Dates

October 19-22, 2022 – 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, facilitated by actor and trial consultant Joshua Karton, trial lawyer Michael Leizerman, and Zen Abbot Jay Rinsen Weik, fuses theater skills, martial arts, and mindfulness training 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


Click here to register for The Core Method Workshop in 2021


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 truly eye-opening experience.

You will leave the seminar as a better attorney and a better advocate.
- Curtis Fifner

Well worth the price of admission.

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

It was an amazing experience.

I am looking forward to applying my take away from the workshop in future trials.
- Philip Price