Category: Presentations

Roy Black Presentation on Cross Examination

Roy Black will be giving a presentation on Cross Examination on Friday, December 12, 2014, in conjunction with Florida International University College of Law’s 2-day Trial Advocacy Performance CLE Program.

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Business Books: Steve Jobs

It is time to fashion a new approach to learning trial skills. It is time to throw out those hoary old trial advocacy books. It is time to reject the old school. Do you know what they do with old schools? They tear them down and build new ones. Why do we repeat the same […]

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Practice: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo The cliches roll off the tongue when someone says the word “practice”: “Practice makes perfect” “Practice makes the master” “Practice is everything” “Perfect practice makes perfect” “In theory there is no […]

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Concrete

I am writing of concrete details, not building materials. I am a strong believer in making our presentations as concrete as possible. The problem with lawyers is that we make abstract arguments instead of concrete ones. This comes from our law school education. We argue the law in the abstract and forget that it doesn’t work with facts. Concrete facts always win over abstract generalizations. As a side note, I always tell my law class that to become a good trial lawyer you have to overcome three years of law school.

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