Courthouse Series 2017

Telling a Compelling Story


This annual celebration of advocacy brings members of the local bench and bar together to discuss relevant skills and timely topics. In this year’s installment, learn how to use the power of narrative to your advantage. Essential to winning trials, storytelling is an effective tool for persuading judges and juries alike. Are your storytelling skills up to scratch?

We will delve into:
  • Finding your story through case analysis
  • Previewing your story in your opening statement
  • Eliciting your story through testimony and exhibits
  • Hitting your story home in closing argument

Regional Chairs

Sandra L. Barton, Gowling WLG LLP
Alf Kwinter, Singer, Kwinter Personal Injury Lawyers
Barbara J. Murchie, Bennett Jones LLP