Public Defender Trial College: January 12, 2013 at USF Law School
A trial is as much an art form as it is a test of facts. Today, given the expectations of the jury, it is not enough to react to the state’s case. You must present your case. During this day long seminar, you will learn the action method, which can help you prepare your cases, from intake to trial. Specifically, the action method helps you do the following: get to better know your client and his or her case; understand opposing counsel and their case; and prepare witnesses by learning what motivates them.
This seminar will help legal professionals who are new to psychodrama learn the basic psychodramatic techniques and will help more experienced professionals improve their psychodramatic skills. It is a course designed to help you learn the techniques and use the tools of psychodrama in finding and telling the client’s story at trial. You will be given the opportunity to practice key psychodramatic skills so that you will be comfortable using them on your own when you return home and work with your clients.
There will be opportunities for participants to work on their cases and apply the action method to discovering their client’s story, the opening statement, cross-examination and direct examination.
Faculty will include the authors of “Trial in Action” – Joanne Garcia-Colson, Fredilyn Sison, Mary Peckham. And also Milton Grimes, a nationally acclaimed trial lawyer and counselor with over thirty-four years of trial experience, including the Rodney King v. The City of Los Angeles civil rights/police brutality lawsuit.
6.0 MCLE Credits available.
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Registration for Trial College is now closed.