Legal Storytelling: How to Persuade with Story CLE (EDU200121)

January 21, 2020

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

CBA Law Center

30 Bank St, New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Presented by the Connecticut Bar Institute

About the Program

People are pattern makers—we take a set of facts, find a pattern, create a narrative, and form a story, which creates a meaning for our world and guides us in our decision making.

Every case is, at its core, a series of facts, which a skilled advocate will form into a pattern and create a story that persuades a jury to decide the case in favor of the advocate’s client based on the meaning the jury finds in that story.

This seminar reveals the psychology behind story forming, teaches the basic storyform and the universal mythic storyform (The Hero’s Journey), and shows advocates how to adapt that storyform to a trial to persuade a jury to decide the case in favor of their clients.

You Will Learn

  • About the psychology of story
  • About the basic story model and how it can be used
  • How to make a story more compelling

Who Should Attend

Any attorney with an interest in using story to persuade others. This includes trial lawyers, lawyers who present at administrative hearings, and leaders.


(Includes a light breakfast, electronic materials, and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
Member $105
Non-Member $210
Student Member $15


chris kriesen
Christopher P. Kriesen
The Kalon Law Firm LLC

CLE Credit

CT: 3.0 CLE Credits (General)

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided unless purchased separately. If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.


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