Using Humor in the Law

Using Humor in the Law
6.5 CLE Hours (with 3.0 Prof. Conduct) • Event #200501OT
M: $280/$310 • NM: $375/$405 • P/Non Attorney: $220/$250

Program Overview:

What do lying, levity, improvisation, and Vinny Gambini have to do with practicing law? This engaging and thought-provoking CLE will explain it all – with humor! Using stories, videos, and tested courtroom persuasion techniques, this program will teach attendees to run an honest legal practice and avoid knockout confrontations. Lunch is included.

Joel Oster, Esq.

Lying and the Law: A “How Not To” Approach (2.0 Professional Conduct)
Duties Under the Rules of Professional Conduct
ORPC 1.3: Diligence
1.4: Communication
2.1: Counselor and Advisor
3.1: Meritorious Claims and Contentions
3.3: Candor Toward the Tribunal
3.4: Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel
4.1: Truthfulness in Statements to Others
7.1 – 7.6: Advertising, Soliciting, and Communication of Specialization
Fundamentals of The Honest Legal Practice
Lessons from Honest Abe

Using Humor in the Law (.5 Professional Conduct)
The Benefits of Laughter in the Practice of Law
Dealing with Difficult People and Clients
Communicating with Clients and the Court Using Humor
The Rules and Best Practices for Levity in Communication: A Review of ORPC 3.1 – 3.5 (Meritorious Claims, Candor, Fairness and Decorum as an Advocate)

“Improvising” Your Legal Practice
The Nexus Between Oral Advocacy and Improvisation
Tips to Being Verbally Nimble in the Courtroom
Achieving Effective Courtroom Awareness
Interactions with Opposing Counsel

Cross Examination Tips from Vinny Gambini
The Elements of Effective Cross Examination
Delivering a Killer Cross
Adapting your Cross to your Case
Best Practices for Structuring Your Cross Examination

Knockout Bench Slaps and How to Avoid Them (.5 Professional Conduct)
Creating and Maintaining a Relationship with the Court 
Courtroom Decorum and Avoiding Friction that Leads to Bias (ORPC 3.1 et seq)
Maintaining the Integrity of the Professional (ORPC 8.1 et seq)
Examples of the Worst Bench Confrontations in History:  Learning What Not to Do by Watching Courtroom Knockouts!
5/1/2020 9:00 AM - 5/1/2020 4:30 PM
Columbus Bar Association 175 South Third Street Suite 1100 Columbus, Ohio 43215

Friday, 01 May 2020

Please select this option if you want printed materials. Electronic materials will be available at no cost.
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
5/1/2020 9:00 AM

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