Core Method Workshop Agenda

Core Method Workshop Agenda

Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm Registration
7:00pm – 10:00pm Introducing the 3 Cores-Conscious, Emotional and Logical and the Core Truth and Their Use for Connecting with a Jury
Friday, May 12, 2017
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 10:45am Mindfulness for Lawyers Discussion and Practice
Sitting Meditation
Walking Meditation
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Mindfulness and Practicing Law; Listening to your Client and Others
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 4:00pm Learn Martial Arts Principles as They Apply to Jury Selection, Cross-Examination and Other Parts of Trial
4:00pm – 7:00pm Break
7:00pm – 10:00pm The Warrior Core During Discovery, Mediation and Trial
Using Specific Trial Examples Simplifying the Case Around a Core Truth in Opening, Direct & Cross
Using Defense Depositions to Prove Your Case
Saturday, May 13, 2017
7:00am – 7:15am Meditation
7:15am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 10:45am Connecting with Jurors During Jury Selection
Storytelling Strategies in Opening and Direct Examination
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Expanding Vocal Range, Inflection and Expressiveness to be Heard and Understood in the Courtroom
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 3:30pm Presenting as a Person; not a Lawyer
Transforming Stage Fright into Stage Presence
Invisibly Directing Where the Judge and Jurors Look
3:30pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 6:15pm The Emotional Core During Discovery, Mediation and Trial
Sample Closing Argument and Discussion
Sunday, May 14, 2017
8:00am – 8:15am Meditation
8:15am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm The Logical Core During Discovery, Mediation and Trial
The Key to Big Damages
Putting it All Together-Maintaining Consistency Throughout all Aspects of Trial


It’s all in the eyes

Studies in cognitive neuroscience have shown that fear, surprise, happiness and other emotions trigger the amygdala in the brain based on the the amount of white in the eyes. While the orbitofrontal cortex and other parts of the brain decode complex facial expressions, the amygdala is quick and simple and responds based on just one thing--how much eye white is showing.


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