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Win Your Case

Win Your Case

In Win Your Case, Gerry Spence describes his approach to trying cases, and essentially lays out the method that is...

The Writer’s Journey

The Writer’s Journey

The Writer’s Journey, by Christopher Vogler, I consider one of the more important books that I have read in the...

The Blind Poet – communication and persuasion

The Blind Poet – communication and persuasion

In his article, Trial Theory and Blind Poetics, Steven Lubet says that the central dilemma of litigation is that memory...

Every successful case starts with an act of imagination

Every successful case starts with an act of imagination

A few days ago I found this article, written by professor Steven Lubet at the Northwestern University School of Law,...

Resonance and Systems

Resonance and Systems

I wrote last week about the “systems” theory of trial: viewed most simply, a trial is a system; add energy...

Resonance

Resonance

One thing that I learn from participating in psychodrama sessions is that there are certain universal experiences that resonate with...

Tell me more

Tell me more

Once upon a time . . . And every day . . . Until one day . . . And...

Back to basics

Back to basics

When I was working on our last trial in Georgetown, I found myself struggling with the story.  There was no...

Joshua Karton

Joshua Karton

(to the Josh Karton of Communication Arts for the Professional) I was talking with an associate in our firm today...

We are all killers at heart . . .

We are all killers at heart . . .

I’m struggling with two notions and how they interrelate, two notions that were captured beautifully in a post today by...