The Zen Lawyer Michael Leizerman
The Skills of Grief Counseling

About the Skills of Grief Counseling Workshop

This six-week online course presents a unique synthesis of multiple disciplines, which Michael Leizerman has developed to achieve record results in his personal injury cases. Michael hosts Jay Rinsen Weik, American Zen Master and 6th Degree Black Belt, who will introduce and guide attendees in counseling methods grounded in Buddhist practice; and Joshua Karton, the trial consultant who hones your ability to lead your jury inside the felt reality of surviving in the wake of harrowing loss. This course unites these three instructors’ experience and techniques for empowering jurors to champion your client’s case. Register here via Eventbrite.

You Will Learn

  1. Center, ground and disburse feelings in your body and mind to help yourself and your clients
  2. Deal with your empathetic distress
  3. Conduct better client interviews
  4. Emotionally and tactically prepare your client for deposition
  5. Conduct a powerful direct examination of your client
  6. Apply the concepts in this course to closing argument
  7. Transform your client’s grief to healing and motivate the jury to act to help

Schedule and Registration

Registration includes all six sessions of this course:

  • Week One: Introduction. March 30, 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST.
  • Week Two: What is “Embodied Emotional Counseling?” April 6, 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST.
  • Week Three: Avoiding Empathetic Distress + Client Interviews. April 13, 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST.
  • Week Four: Client Deposition Prep + Direct Examination. April 20, 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST.
  • Week Five: Closing Arguments. April 27, 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST.
  • Week Six: Transforming Grief into Action for Jurors. May 4, 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST.

Course cost for all 6 sessions is $240. Scholarships are available – contact Angie at to apply.

Register here via Eventbrite.