CCBA is pleased to announce its May MCLE Webinar!
“Discovering the Story”
presented by The Gerry Spence Method instructors
What is "Discovering The Story" and how will it help CCBA members
and their clients?
"Discovering the Story" is a technique for efficient and effective
- It overcomes language and cultural barriers;
- It helps us as lawyers discover our own barriers to connecting with our clients;
- It's efficient; You can learn in a one-hour session with your client
what would often take multiple sessions with traditional methods;
- It makes it more difficult for your client to deceive you; it helps clients
more comfortable in sharing the actual facts of the case.
Reminder: CCBA will continue to offer meetings with participatory MCLE
credit for the Los Angeles Criminal Defense community throughout the rest
of 2021. Become a member of CCBA today for access to free meetings. Non-members
will be required to purchase a ticket for $25 per meeting.
Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
There is no fee for CCBA members for this event.
There is a $25 fee for non-CCBA members for this event.
Please purchase your ticket via the link below:
After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email containing the
Zoom registration link for the Webinar. Please use the Zoom registration
link to register for the Webinar. After registering, you will receive
an email with information on joining the Zoom Webinar. Please do not share
your Zoom registration link.
Up to one hour of MCLE participatory credit will be provided by certificates
sent to attendees of the event via the email used to register.
Below please find more information about the upcoming event:
Storytelling in Your Trials
One of the most prized talents of successful trial lawyers is their ability
to tell their case’s story.
Why is storytelling so fundamental to a winning trial?
Simply put, the trial itself is a story, each case is a story of human
pain, suffering, loss of freedom, and betrayal. It must also be a story
of human caring, courage, perseverance and, at last, victory.
Discover the Story - Preparation is Critical
Look beyond the police reports. Listen to your client, find their story,
uncover as many facts as possible. This includes looking for key facts,
feelings, motivations, pressures, and influences.
Can you tell a story emotionally rather than reciting facts?
Look for villains and heroes. Explain all weaknesses or flaws in the story.
Learn Basic Psychodramatic Techniques to Unearth a Deeper Story.
Techniques for Discovering the Story
C - chair back
D - doubling
R - role reversal
E - empty chair
M - mirror
S - soliloquy
Goal – What are the witnesses feelings, thoughts, and motivations?
The Criminal Courts Bar Association’s Statement Regarding Increase
in Hate Incidents Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The Criminal Courts Bar Association condemns all senseless and unprovoked
assaults and crimes against our brothers and sisters in the Asian community.
We raise our collective voice to bring attention to this alarming crisis,
as well as to condemn racism and xenophobia in all its manifestations.
CCBA 2020 ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER CANCELLED
As everyone was previously informed, as a result of the
COVID-19 Pandemic, our 2020 Annual Awards dinner has been canceled.
We plan to reschedule the event in 2021 on a date to be announced.
At our 2021 Annual Awards Dinner, we will be honoring these
outstanding 2020 awardees
MORTON HERBERT SERVICE AWARD -
Deputy DA Robert L. Grace, Jr.
ROBERT TAKASUGI JUDICIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD –
Honorable Charlaine F. Olmedo
JOSEPH ROSEN JUSTICE AWARD –
Attorney Frank P. Duncan
JERRY GIESLER MEMORIAL AWARD –
Attorney Karen L. Goldstein
PRESIDENT’S AWARD -
Ezekiel P. Perlo
Directing Attorney, Los Angeles County Bar Association,
Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program
We can issue a refund of your 2020 ticket purchase.
To request a refund or credit towards a future event, please call (626) 577-5005
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