Theatre in the Courtroom

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Course Description

This program was recorded on October 17th, 2017

Drama in the courtroom is necessary to make an impact. This course will give you the tools to keep the jury engaged even in today's internet age. You will learn how to maximize your own style, when to use humor, and how to use trilogies to get your message across. You can be the one they remember!



  • Mace Yampolsky
    Mr. Yampolsky is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available to any attorney. This rating is obtained by an independent rating of lawyers and judges who are familiar with his representation of clients. Less than 7% of all law firms in the United States are accorded this honor. Mr. Yampolsky is past President of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

    Mr. Yampolsky graduated from Boston University in 1976 and the University of San Diego School of Law in 1980. He was admitted to California State Bar in 1981, admitted to Massachusetts State Bar in 1982 (currently inactive), admitted to Nevada State Bar in 1984, admitted to Colorado State Bar in 1994, and admitted to Washington D.C. State Bar in 1999.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. Set the stage
    2. Describe the opening scene - One sentence or a catch phrase. "What would you do if he was shooting at you?"
    3. Repetition, Repetition, Repetition
    4. Story Telling, use colorful phrases
    5. Connect during jury selections, self-disclosure
    6. Dialog - use quotes
    7. Use Trilogies, alliteration is possible. Parallel construction.
    8. Physical props, the gun, cell phone lighter, dog chain
    9. Emotion wins case not logic
    10. Humor, if you are funny
    11. Suspense
    12. Use your own style
    13. Wrap up - start and end strong. Oath as jurors. Finish on a high point.

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