Oral Advocacy: Presence, Power & Persuasion

3.75 Other CLE Credits

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this program will be rescheduled for a date in June.

Communicating persuasively is critical in the courtroom and throughout your practice. This course will give you insight and tools to be at your best as a communicator.

Overview

Students will practice and develop:

  • Physical presence: gesture, posture, movement, and ownership of space and time
  • Vocal dynamics & presence: resonance, clarity, warmth, volume, Inflection & emphasis, and pace; and
  • How to connect with an audience, through eye contact, phrasing, timing, and emphasis.

Includes individual coaching and feedback, group improvisation, acting techniques, and rhetorical devises as well as exercises & practices in nonverbal skills.

Instructor Kimberly White empowers attorneys through dynamic and cutting edge techniques that are critical for a "superb presence". Ms. White is one of only 200 world-wide teachers trained and certified by Master Teacher Kristin Linklater in her premiere voice method, Freeing the Natural Voice. Ms. White recently was faculty on the Seattle Public Defenders Training Academy. In March she co-presented with Joshua Karton at the Women's Advocacy Project in San Francisco.

This program is available for in-person participation only.

Agenda

8:00-  8:30 a.m.

Sign-in and Coffee Service

8:30- 10:15 a.m.

Stage Presence in the Courtroom - Improving Your Confidence

The "non-verbal" skills of persuasive, dynamic communication

  • Your Natural Resonant Voice
  • Align your Body language with your message
  • Rapport: Connecting with your audience

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 am.-12:30 p.m.

Effective Communication Skills in the Courtroom - Practical Application

Up on your feet!

  • Get the juices flowing- Group Improvisation
  • Individual coaching with group feedback
  • Closure

12:30 p.m.

Evaluations and Adjourn



Presenters

Kimberly White empowers attorneys through dynamic, cutting edge techniques she has translated from 25+ years in the professional theater. Ms. White recently was faculty on the Seattle Public Defenders Training Academy. In December she presented at WSAJ: Fighting for Justice in a Divided World. Kimberly has been a key note speaker and lead trainings nationally including: co-leading with Joshua Karton at the Women's Advocacy Project in San Francisco, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, faculty on Seattle Public Defenders Trial Academy, World Global Fellows, and is a faculty member/associate of Act of Communication (a trial consulting firm in Los Angeles). With Seattle attorney Mary Ruth Mann, Kimberly co-created "Compelling Voice, Compelling Story", a two-four day workshop integrating the latest teachings on developing trial story with voice & presentation skills. Ms. White consults with lawyers on story, witness preparation, voice & presentation. She is one of 200 world-wide teachers trained and certified by Master Teacher Kristin Linklater in her premiere voice method, Freeing the Natural Voice.

Pricing

General Registration - $125

Seattle University School of Law Alumni - $110

In-person participation ONLY

Cancellations and Refunds:

The last day to cancel your registration for this program is 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019.  A $15 administrative fee is charged for cancellations and the balance will be refunded. After 1 week before the program, cancellations will not receive a refund; however, substitute attendees are welcome. Please inform us of substitutions at cle@seattleu.edu or (206) 398-4281.