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Continuing legal education courses to offer winning tips to lawyers

October 12, 2012

Russ M. Herman will present "The Cutting Edge in Courtroom Persuasion Setting" Nov. 16.

The Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents a trio of daylong seminars in November aimed at teaching lawyers thought-provoking and unorthodox lessons to achieve success in the courtroom. All take place in the Pan American Life Center, 601 Poydras St., New Orleans, La. The full conference registration fee for each is $295 or $270 for alumni and nonprofit. Register online at www.loyno.edu/cle.

The schedule of events include:

  • Nov. 2 – "Advocacy for the Generations - Days of Future ... Past:" 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. 6.25 credit hours, including one hour of ethics

This unconventional and creative program, presented to the music of the Moody Blues, features the “Regis and Kathy Lee” of continuing legal education—Dominic Gianna and Lisa Marcy. They will illustrate how to communicate, persuade and convince a 21st-century jury composed of baby boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and soon, Generation i. Participants will understand cutting edge 21st-century principles of persuasion to win trials, hearings, motions, negotiations and mediations. They will pay special attention to crafting and delivering opening statements that win. Gianna and Marcy will teach and illustrate the concepts of pre-decisional bias, conformational bias and selective attention—to craft winning presentations.

  • Nov. 9 – "Practical Applications of Federal and State Rules Of Evidence in a Courtroom Setting:" 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., 6.5 credit hours, includes one hour of professionalism

This course will use video vignettes of courtroom testimony and objections to raise and discuss both common and complex evidentiary issues as applied in both federal and state court. Each objection and ruling is discussed by a panel including a federal judge, a state judge and two experienced trial attorneys who provide an analysis of the federal and state rules of evidence and application to real courtroom circumstances.

  • Nov. 16 – "The Cutting Edge in Courtroom Persuasion Setting:" 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., 6 credit hours

This program features Russ M. Herman, senior partner of Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.C. He has authored more than 200 articles, papers and books in various aspects of civil trial practice. Herman will teach participants the 45 rhetorical and oratorical devices commonly incorporated into opening statements and summations. Attendees will also learn to read and effectively work their jury and gather a wealth of resources to reenergize their storytelling prowess long after the program has ended.

Advance registration is recommended for all seminars and is available online. For more information, contact the continuing legal education office at 504-861-5441 or 866-250-8617 or clelaw@loyno.edu.

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