The Core Method Workshop Agenda
August 23 – 26, 2018
|7:00 p.m.||Welcome and Introduction|
Welcome & Introductions Lisa Carper Preliminary introductions of our speakers, instructions for questions, and information about CLE certificates and filing Attendee Information Sheet.
|7:15 p.m.||Introducing The FIve Cores|
Physical, Emotional, Logical, Motivational and Zen Cores and their use for connecting with a jury.
|10:00 p.m.||End of Day One|
|8:00 a.m.||The Physical Core: Meditation for Lawyers|
|11:00 a.m.||Mindfulness and Practicing Law|
Listen to your client, your opponent, your judge, your jury, yourself and others.
|1:00 p.m.||The Trial Warrior|
Learn Aikido and Japanese swordsmanship principles as they apply to jury selection, cross-examination and other parts of trial.
|7:00 p.m.||The Motivational Core in Discovery, Mediation, and Trial|
Using specific trial examples
Simplifying the case around a Core Truth in opening, direct & cross
Using defense depositions to prove your case
|10 p.m.||End of Day Two|
|8:00 a.m.||From Presentation into Persuasion|
Transforming Stage Fright into Stage Presence
Creating the Jury’s Collective NOW
|8:15 a.m.||Introduction to Live Communication Principles|
Who is Speaking? . . . A Person, or a “Lawyer”?
Who is Listening? . . . Talking to One vs Talking to Twelve
Story Structure & Story Telling . . . Uniting Jurors into Action
Eye Contact . . . Forging a Human Relationship
|10:45 p.m.||The Tools of Oral Advocacy|
Body Language . . . What Listeners Can See
Vocal Inflection . . . Breathing Life into Language
Translating Legalese into English
Deploying Silence . . . What Happens Between the Words
|1:00 p.m.||From Monologue into Dialog|
Voir Dire . . . The Invitation of Genuine Inquiry
Witness Examinations . . . Making Them Juror Centered
|3:45 p.m.||The Emotional Core in Discovery, Mediation, and Trial|
Sample closing argument and discussion
|6:15 p.m.||End of Day Three|
|8:00 a.m.||The Logical Core in Discovery, Mediation, and Trial|
The key to big damages
Putting it all together—maintaining consistency throughout all aspects of trial
|11:00 a.m.||End of Day Four|