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Improv for Lawyers – Martin Sabelli, R. Stockley, J. Remak (17-06-2542)

Improv for Lawyers – Improvisation in the Courtroom with Martin Sabelli, Rebecca Stockley, & John Remak

Saturday, 2-5pm
Sunday, 10am-5pm

June 24 – June 25, 2017
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Class schedule: Class held Saturday, June 24, 2-5pm and Sunday, June 25, 10am-5pm with a 1-hour lunch break from 1-2pm
Class size: 12 students maximum
Class length:  9 hours total of instruction.
 This class is for lawyers only. Must be a litigator to enroll! 

You have an opportunity to learn the secret to feeling confident and being persuasive in the courtroom.  How?  Because improv is about developing and telling stories – not comedy.  In fact, after years of trying cases and training public defenders to try cases, I am totally convinced that nothing prepares you for the court room better than improvisation.  Improv teaches listening, telling persuasive stories, thinking on your feet, flexibility, and all of the skills we use as trial lawyers both to prepare to tell our clients’ stories and in actually telling our clients’ stories to jurors.  Improv helps convey emotion and story to jurors in the most immediate and persuasive way we can.

Martín has been litigating and trying cases since 1993 and teaching lawyers to litigate and try cases for almost as long.  He is a nationally recognized speaker for many criminal defense programs around the country and abroad.  He has been exploring and developing improv-based trial advocacy for many years together with Rebecca Stockley, Don Fiedler and others.  He graduated from Yale Law School in 1990.


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