Storytelling For Trial Lawyers : How To Effectively Tell Your Client’s Story
We tell our client’s story every day. From the demand letter to closing argument, storytelling skills are the heart of effective trial lawyers. Bring one of your active cases, and join us for an interactive CLE where you will capture the essence of your client’s story and how to best speak your client’s truth.
Part lecture and part guided workshop, we will work together to discover our clients’ stories and learn how to connect with our audiences. Professional storyteller, poet, and artist Dasan Ahaunu will train us on the elements of a good story. Attorney by day, comedian by night Rod Allison, will show us how to win over the audience. We’ll also hear from lawyers across civil practice areas about how to meet your clients where they are and the do’s and don’ts of good storytelling.
This seminar is open to NCAJ Members Only
Topics & Speakers
Welcoming Remarks by Program Chairs
Workshop 1: Explore Core Values and Life Reel of Your Client
Knowing Your Audience, When You’ve Lost Them and When You’ve Won Them
Storytelling for Trial Lawyers: Elements of a Good Story
Workshop 2: Breakout Sessions – Forming Your Client’s Story
Bring your case and get input from others on how to form your client’s story.
Workshop 3: Present Client Stories
attendees will have time to present client stories for peer feedback
Panel Discussion: Meeting Your Clients Where They Are
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Bryan Milner is a Senior Structured Settlement Consultant with Milner Settlements through Sage Settlement Consulting. He has been working with attorneys and their clients in North Carolina for over 19 years, and continues to be a strong supporter of NCAJ. Bryan takes on a compassionate, comprehensive approach. He understands the important and complex financial decisions that face individuals and families who are receiving settlements. He provides creative structured settlement options and helps the attorney navigate the complexities of settlement-related issues such as Medicare Set-Asides, Trusts, Lien Resolution, etc. He also assists attorneys with designing fee structures for their contingency fees. Bryan is a committee member of the newly formed American Association of Settlement Consultants (AASC).