Select morning program only or full day program including afternoon workshop!
December 5, 2012
Don’t miss this exciting new program featuring lawyer, author and professor of oral advocacy, Molly Bishop Shadel. Public speaking is a skill that every lawyer must master, including lawyers who will never set foot in a courtroom. Lawyers must be able to articulate ideas succinctly and persuasively in order to attract clients, communicate ideas in meetings with colleagues, train younger lawyers, impress supervisors – and, of course, win in court. But many lawyers spend their days communicating exclusively through writing or e-mail, and find themselves tongue-tied when suddenly confronted with a live audience. Public speaking can be an intimidating exercise, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little advance preparation (and a little rehearsal), anyone can become an effective public speaker.
In the morning, Professor Shadel will use lecture, video examples and interactive exercises to demonstrate what it takes to be an effective public speaker and provide a step by step approach for writing and delivering effective oral presentations. Topics include:
Participants who select full day registration will also participate in an afternoon advocacy skills building workshop with Professor Shadel. Please note that afternoon workshop enrolment is limited, and advance preparation is required. Participants will have a chance to make a short presentation for individual critique and coaching, and will also participate in group exercises to improve presentation skills.
This program is designed for lawyers from all practice areas. Any lawyer interested in honing public speaking skills can benefit from the program.
8:30 am - Registration and light breakfast
9:00 am - Welcome and introductory remarks
9:15 am - Fundamentals of effective verbal persuasion Writing an effective verbal presentation
10:30 am - Break
10:45 am - Delivering an oral presentation
12:00 pm - Morning wrap up and evaluation Lunch (afternoon workshop only)
1:00 pm - Advocacy skills-building workshop: Part I
2:30 pm - Break
2:45 pm - Advocacy skills-building workshop: Part II
4:30 pm - Workshop wrap up and evaluation
Meet your Presenter
Molly Bishop Shadel is a professor of oral advocacy and public speaking at the University of Virginia School of Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in English and American literature and language. She earned her law degree from Columbia University, where she served as a Note Editor for the Columbia Law Review and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Shadel clerked for the Hon. Eugene H. Nickerson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. She practiced law in the litigation department of Covington & Burling in the Washington and New York offices, and also in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Intelligence Policy and Review, where she represented the United States on terrorism-related matters before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. She joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 2004. Prior to attending law school, Shadel studied theater at Northwestern University’s M.F.A. directing program and directed plays professionally in New York. She is the co-author (with Robert N. Sayler) of the book Tongue-Tied America: Reviving the Art of Verbal Persuasion (Aspen Publishers, Spring 2011). Professor Shadel is a frequent lecturer and presenter for law schools, law firms, bar associations and continuing legal education providers across North America.
CPD Hours: This program has been accredited for 3 hours CPD for morning only and 6.5 hours CPD for full day.
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