Storytelling for Lawyers

The book also offers a narrative tool kit that supplements the analytical skills traditionally emphasized in law school as well as practical tips for practicing attorneys that will help them craft their own legal stories.

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Author: Philip N. Meyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195396638

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Good lawyers have an ability to tell stories. Whether they are arguing a murder case or a complex financial securities case, they can capably explain a chain of events to judges and juries so that they understand them. The best lawyers are also able to construct narratives that have an emotional impact on their intended audiences. But what is a narrative, and how can lawyers go about constructing one? How does one transform a cold presentation of facts into a seamless story that clearly and compellingly takes readers not only from point A to point B, but to points C, D, E, F, and G as well? In Storytelling for Lawyers, Phil Meyer explains how. He begins with a pragmatic theory of the narrative foundations of litigation practice and then applies it to a range of practical illustrative examples: briefs, judicial opinions and oral arguments. Intended for legal practitioners, teachers, law students, and even interdisciplinary academics, the book offers a basic yet comprehensive explanation of the central role of narrative in litigation. The book also offers a narrative tool kit that supplements the analytical skills traditionally emphasized in law school as well as practical tips for practicing attorneys that will help them craft their own legal stories.

Lawyers Liars and the Art of Storytelling

This entertaining book shows you how to convey legal information in a cogent, persuasive way to the client who needs the help, to opposing counsel, and to the decision-maker who has to make the final call.

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Author: Jonathan Shapiro

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 1627229264

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 708

The practice of law is the business of persuasion, and storytelling is the most effective means of persuading. A credible lawyer capable of telling a well-reasoned story that moves the listener will always beat the lawyer who cannot. This entertaining book shows you how to convey legal information in a cogent, persuasive way to the client who needs the help, to opposing counsel, and to the decision-maker who has to make the final call."

Storytelling for Lawyers

There are clear principles that inform storytelling practice. This is no less true for the types ofstories that lawyers tell. As Henry Miller observes, ...

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Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199910618

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 748

Good lawyers have an ability to tell stories. Whether they are arguing a murder case or a complex financial securities case, they can capably explain a chain of events to judges and juries so that they understand them. The best lawyers are also able to construct narratives that have an emotional impact on their intended audiences. But what is a narrative, and how can lawyers go about constructing one? How does one transform a cold presentation of facts into a seamless story that clearly and compellingly takes readers not only from point A to point B, but to points C, D, E, F, and G as well? In Storytelling for Lawyers, Phil Meyer explains how. He begins with a pragmatic theory of the narrative foundations of litigation practice and then applies it to a range of practical illustrative examples: briefs, judicial opinions and oral arguments. Intended for legal practitioners, teachers, law students, and even interdisciplinary academics, the book offers a basic yet comprehensive explanation of the central role of narrative in litigation. The book also offers a narrative tool kit that supplements the analytical skills traditionally emphasized in law school as well as practical tips for practicing attorneys that will help them craft their own legal stories.

Storytelling and the Future of Organizations

these are the dilemmas young lawyers will face . . . they need to be aware ofthese ... The senior lawyer just mentioned believes that young lawyers are ...

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Author: David M. Boje

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136823770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 220

Storytelling is part of social action and interaction that actually shapes the future of organizations. Organization and management studies have overwhelmingly focused to date on rational narrative structures with beginnings, middles, and ends, where narrative has proved to be a handy concept in qualitative studies. Far less attention is given however to the more spontaneous and ‘non-staged’ storytelling that occurs in organizations. Storytelling and the Future of Organizations explores the science and practice of ‘antenarrative’ because that is how the future of organization is shaped. Antenarrative is a term invented by David M. Boje in 2001, and is defined as a ‘bet on the future,’ as ‘before’ narrative linearity, coherence, and stability sets in. Antenarrative is all about ’prospective sensemaking,’ betting on the future before narrative retrospection fossilizes the past. Antenarrative storytelling is therefore agential in ways that traditional narratology has yet to come to grips with. This handbook contribution is bringing together a decade of scholarship on ‘antenarrative.’ It is the first volume to offer such a varied but systematic examination of non-traditional narrative inquiry in the management realm, organizing and developing its approach, and providing new insights for management students and scholars.

Pete Seeger s Storytelling Book

"Perfect," said the lawyer. "I know just who to call. By chance, he's in town." The lawyer dialed the telephone. "Hello, General?

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Author: Pete Seeger

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156013118

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 820

The folksinger offers a guide to the art of storytelling, with new versions of familiar folktales, original stories, and tales based on songs, and family histories, along with suggestions for retelling and personalizing stories.

Narrative and Metaphor in the Law

The lawyer's narrative will not only recount a sequence of events, but interpret the events, and narratives proposed by advocates generally seek to insist ...

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Author: Michael Hanne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108397278

Category: Law

Page:

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It has long been recognized that court trials, both criminal and civil, in the common law system, operate around pairs of competing narratives told by opposing advocates. In recent years, however, it has increasingly been argued that narrative flows in many directions and through every form of legal theory and practice. Interest in the part played by metaphor in the law, including metaphors for the law, and for many standard concepts in legal practice, has also been strong, though research under the metaphor banner has been much more fragmentary. In this book, for the first time, a distinguished group of legal scholars, collaborating with specialists from cognitive theory, journalism, rhetoric, social psychology, criminology, and legal activism, explore how narrative and metaphor are both vital to the legal process. Together, they examine topics including concepts of law, legal persuasion, human rights law, gender in the law, innovations in legal thinking, legal activism, creative work around the law, and public debate around crime and punishment.

Law Stories

Accommodation The lawyer's dependent characterization of client story is reinforced by a client's withholding of her narratives from storytelling .

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Author: Gary Bellow

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472085190

Category: Law

Page: 241

View: 538

Accounts of law problems and the way they were handled, written by the responsible lawyers

Storytelling for Young Adults

At this point the lawyer stood up and approached the judge . " Your honor , my client agrees to give the merchant a pound of his flesh as was written in the ...

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Author: Gail De Vos

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563089033

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 825

Discover tales that teens love to hear and perform. This guide suggests hundreds of smart, colorful tales, complete with brief plot summaries and bibliographic information.

The Litigation Manual

Great trial lawyers have always been great storytellers. ... fine Atlanta trial lawyer, once described his mentor as "the greatest storyteller I ever knew.

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Author: Weyman I. Lundquist

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 159031803X

Category: Law

Page: 403

View: 792

In the courtroom, the jury is the best judge of how good a lawyer is. There is no secret formula to winning; some lawyers win more than others. Experience helps - your own and that of others. Learn from the experience of some of the country's preeminent trial lawyers and judges in The Litigation Manual: Jury Trials. This addition to the ABA's The Litigation Manual library takes you step-by-step through a jury trial. It will help you understand today's jurors, select the jurors you want and win them over through effective opening and closing statements and witness examinations. Find out how to tell an effective story to the jury and the do's and don'ts in the courtroom. The book provides concrete, time-proven techniques and innovative ideas. And it contains some of the best legal writing available-clear, informal and never dull.

Law and Popular Culture Text Notes and Questions

Or are lawyers merely narrativist tricksters? ... Doug C. titles his exploration of the storytelling role of the lawyer “Truth In and Out of Chinatown.

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Author: David Ray Papke

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 9780327174356

Category: Law

Page: 560

View: 683

The United States is the world's most legalistic nation not only because of its laws, lawyers, and courts but also due to the amount, variety, and appeal of its law-related popular culture. This large body of materials and experiences profoundly affects what Americans expect from their legal institutions and government. Indeed, might it be true that pop cultural law is more important in shaping the lay public's assumptions and expectations than are actual laws and real-life courtroom proceedings? Law and Popular Culture is the first classroom text to examine the full range of American law-related popular culture. Designed primarily for law school use, the text examines the most influential pop cultural media—film, radio, television, and inexpensive fiction—but each of the text's 14 chapters begins with a list of five readily available Hollywood films that are relevant to that particular chapter. Instructors might screen selections from these lists in conjunction with their courses. After an introduction to the study of popular culture and an outline of the text's goals, the chapters themselves fall into two categories. Half concern the pop cultural portrayals of legal institutions and actors—law schools, the legal profession, clients, witnesses, judges, and juries. The second half concern assorted areas of law—Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Torts from the first-year curriculum and Business Law, Family Law, International Law, and Military Law from standard upper-level electives. Instructors might use the text at the pace of one chapter per week for an entire semester or pick and expand upon selected chapters as they think best. Overall, Law and Popular Culture underscores and scrutinizes the immense role popular culture plays in shaping the American legal consciousness. Teachers and students alike can use the text to explore what Americans expect from their law and legal institutions while at the same time honing their understanding of law and of the meaning of justice under law.

Lawyers Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice

The prevalence of racial identity judgments of moral inferiority in criminal lawyer narrative and storytelling follows in part from the basic ...

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Author: Susan D. Carle

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814716393

Category: Law

Page: 425

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Susan D. Carle centers this collection of texts on the premise that legal ethics should be far more than a set of rules on professional responsibility.

The Lawyer s Myth

Narrative is a very difficult term to define. ... type of dual life in order to be a successful lawyer and to maintain successful personal relationships.

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Author: Walter Bennett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226042561

Category: Law

Page: 251

View: 319

Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, cynical manipulator of access and power. In The Lawyer's Myth, Walter Bennett goes beyond the caricatures to explore the deeper causes of why lawyers are losing their profession and what it will take to bring it back. Bennett draws on his experience as a lawyer, judge, and law teacher, as well as upon oral histories of lawyers and judges, in his exploration of how and why the legal profession has lost its ennobling mythology. Effectively using examples from history, philosophy, psychology, mythology, and literature, Bennett shows that the loss of professionalism is more than merely the emergence of win-at-all-cost strategies and a scramble for personal wealth. It is something more profound—a loss of professional community and soul. Bennett identifies the old heroic myths of American lawyers and shows how they informed the values of professionalism through the middle of the last century. He shows why, in our more diverse society, those myths are inadequate guides for today's lawyers. And he also discusses the profession's agony over its trickster image and demonstrates how that archetype is not only a psychological reality, but a necessary component of a vibrant professional mythology for lawyers. At the heart of Bennett's eloquently written book is a call to reinvigorate the legal professional community. To do this, lawyers must revive their creative capacities and develop a meaningful, professional mythology—one based on a deeper understanding of professionalism and a broader, more compassionate ideal of justice.

The Federal Lawyer

As Schrager sees it , trial lawyers confront a moral dilemma : If the facts are ambiguous , and the lawyers are engaged in a “ storytelling contest , " does the truth necessarily emerge ? Schrager believes not , and implores trial ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062961144

Category: Bar associations

Page:

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Lawyer Storytelling

A collection of law-related short stories, written by lawyers, law professors, and law students.

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Author: Raymond Arbiter

Publisher:

ISBN: 0998060178

Category: Law

Page: 287

View: 539

A collection of law-related short stories, written by lawyers, law professors, and law students.

Storytelling and Imagination Beyond Basic Literacy 8 14

Exercises Go through the story of 'The liar and the lawyer' and check how many of these ideas the liar might be using. Develop the liar's story further ...

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Author: Rob Parkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136863240

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 814

Storytelling helps pupils develop a wide range of skills. Do they dream and fantasize? Do they lie, waffle and distract? These are not just bad habits but marvellous starting points for teaching an art that can help them to pass on experience, train and use imagination, develop language skills, promote their own confidence, communication and creativity and much more. Storytelling and story making may indeed be essential catalysts in developing critical and analytical thinking skills too. Storytelling and Imagination: Beyond Basic Literacy 8-14 is the complete guide to using creative storytelling in the primary school classroom and for transitions to Key Stage 3 at secondary school. Taking a holistic approach incorporating reading, writing, speaking and listening, this book covers the skills of developing stories from conceiving a tale through to performance and the oral tradition. Tried and tested by the author and by teachers in hundreds of workshops, this book provides: ideas for sparking children’s imaginations and harnessing creativity information on using storytelling in cross-curricular contexts with examples and ideas games and practical activities in each chapter a range of original and traditional stories for use in the classroom different stages of work to suit all abilities joined up thinking about stories and storytelling. More than a box of good tricks, this book is an indispensable guide for all literacy co-ordinators, practising and student teachers who are looking to create an inspiring and cross curricular approach to literacy.

Cengage Advantage Books Visual Storytelling Videography and Post Production in the Digital Age

(1997), a film based on the John Grisham book about an inexperienced lawyer who sues an insurance company and wins the biggest settlement in history.

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Author: Ronald J. Osgood

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285607092

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 296

VISUAL STORYTELLING: VIDEOGRAPHY AND POST PRODUCTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE SECOND EDITION combines a thorough exploration of essential storytelling concepts with detailed instruction in practical technical skills. Without limiting its focus to a particular range of equipment, applications, or technology, this engaging text covers the key concepts, aesthetics, and techniques of single-camera field production and post production, and includes real-life stories and suggestions from working professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Storytelling Across Worlds

We are not lawyers, nor do we play one on television or any other broadcast medium using technology currently in existence or yet to be invented.

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Author: Tom Dowd

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136071423

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 186

Don’t restrict your creative property to one media channel. Make the essential leap to transmedia! From film to television to games and beyond, Storytelling Across Worlds gives you the tools to weave a narrative universe across multiple platforms and meet the insatiable demand of today’s audience for its favorite creative property. This, the first primer in the field for both producers and writers, teaches you how to: * Employ film, television, games, novels, comics, and the web to build rich and immersive transmedia narratives * Create writing and production bibles for transmedia property * Monetize your stories across separate media channels * Manage transmedia brands, marketing, and rights * Work effectively with writers and producers in different areas of production * Engage audiences with transmedia storytelling Up-to-date examples of current transmedia and cross-media properties accompany each chapter and highlight this hot but sure-to-be enduring topic in modern media.

Storytelling for Sustainability in Higher Education

An inspiring website for lawyers could be The Conscious Lawyer. Serving the Transition to a More Beautiful World, accessible online: ...

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Author: Petra Molthan-Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000763218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 457

To be a storyteller is an incredible position from which to influence hearts and minds, and each one of us has the capacity to utilise storytelling for a sustainable future. This book offers unique and powerful insights into how stories and storytelling can be utilised within higher education to support sustainability literacy. Stories can shape our perspective of the world around us and how we interact with it, and this is where storytelling becomes a useful tool for facilitating understanding of sustainability concepts which tend to be complex and multifaceted. The craft of storytelling is as old as time and has influenced human experience throughout the ages. The conscious use of storytelling in higher education is likewise not new, although less prevalent in certain academic disciplines; what this book offers is the opportunity to delve into the concept of storytelling as an educational tool regardless of and beyond the boundaries of subject area. Written by academics and storytellers, the book is based on the authors’ own experiences of using stories within teaching, from a story of “the Ecology of Law” to the exploration of sustainability in accounting and finance via contemporary cinema. Practical advice in each chapter ensures that ideas may be put into practice with ease. In addition to examples from the classroom, the book also explores wider uses of storytelling for communication and sense-making and ways of assessing student storytelling work. It also offers fascinating research insights, for example in addressing the question of whether positive utopian stories relating to climate change will have a stronger impact on changing the behaviour of readers than will dystopian stories. Everyone working as an educator should fi nd some inspiration here for their own practice; on using storytelling and stories to co-design positive futures together with our students.

The Trial Lawyer s Art

Johnnie L. Cochran , Jr. How do lawyers sway jurors in the heat of a trial ? ... as storytelling combat in which victory most often goes to the lawyer with ...

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Author: Samuel Alan Schrager

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566397995

Category: Law

Page: 245

View: 200

How do lawyers sway jurors in the heat of a trial? Why do the best trial lawyers seem uncannily able to get the verdict they want? In addressing these questions, folklorist Sam Schrager validates - with a twist - the widespread belief that lawyers are actors who manipulate the truth. Schrager shows that attorneys have no choice but to treat the jury trial as an artful performance, as storytelling combat in which victory most often goes to the lawyer with superior control of craft. Read about the performance styles of some of the nation's most artful criminal and civil advocates - including litigating stars from around the country, such as Roy Barrera, Penny Cooper, Jo Ann Harris, Tony Serra, and Michael Tigar - and from Philadelphia, prosecutor Roger King, defender Robert Mozenter, and the legendary Cecil B. Moore.

Documentary Storytelling

Spurlock interviews John F. Banzhaf, a law professor “spearheading the attacks against the food industry” and advising the suit's lawyers.

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Author: Sheila Curran Bernard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781135015824

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

View: 702

Documentary Storytelling has reached filmmakers and filmgoers worldwide with its unique focus on the key ingredient for success in the growing global documentary marketplace: storytelling. This practical guide reveals how today’s top filmmakers bring the tools of narrative cinema to the world of nonfiction film and video without sacrificing the rigor and truthfulness that give documentaries their power. The book offers practical advice for producers, directors, editors, cinematographers, writers and others seeking to make ethical and effective films that merge the strengths of visual and aural media with the power of narrative storytelling. In this new, updated edition, Emmy Award-winning author Sheila Curran Bernard offers: New strategies for analyzing documentary work New conversations with filmmakers including Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers), Kazuhiro Soda (Mental), Orlando von Einsiedel (Virunga), and Cara Mertes (JustFilms) Discussions previously held with Susan Kim (Imaginary Witness), Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes), Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), and James Marsh (Man on Wire).