Storytelling for Lawyers: Key Skills In Persuasion
Join us for a comprehensive 2-hour workshop on the art of storytelling for lawyers. This program is designed to provide you with the key skills and tools necessary to leverage the power of storytelling in the legal profession, and ultimately, improve persuasive abilities. Throughout the session, you will learn the science behind the power of storytelling to develop trust, proactive empathy, and even respect; how to use storytelling most effectively throughout your practice; tips for delivering effective narratives, and more – all while being given ample opportunity to practice your own storytelling skills and receive feedback from peers and instructor.
- August 23, 2023
- 10:00 AM
- 12:00 PM
- Virtual Participation
10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
10:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Storytelling for Lawyers: Key Skills in Persuasion
a. Goals and objectives of the workshop.
b. The importance of storytelling in the legal profession.
2. The Science of Storytelling.
a. Dramatic arc leads to physiological processes in listeners.
b. Quantitative analysis.
c. Review examples (with objective and qualitative data.
d. Breakout activities to help attendees craft their own stories.
3. Storytelling as Rhetoric and Persuasion: Ethos, Logos, Pathos.
a. Credibility, logic, emotion.
b. Finding the right stories.
c. Group activities to analyze and discuss sample stories.
4. Storytelling in Legal Settings.
a. Explore the different ways to use storytelling in legal contexts.
b. Client interviews, crafting a complaint, ADR and negotiating, discovery, trial, appellate.
c. Group activities to craft stories that apply to hypothetical legal scenarios.
5. Conclusion and Next Steps.
a. Recap of key program points.
b. Discussion on how to optimize storytelling skills over time.
c. Group reflection and feedback on the program.
d. Suggest tips and resources for continued growth in storytelling skills.
Deborah V. Pagnotta | CEO, ULUstory PBC
2.0 Credits in Skills
11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Q&A
- Deborah V. Pagnotta, ULUstory PBC
- Women in Law Section
- Committee on Continuing Legal Education