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Aiding the advocate: A Visual Refresher Course on Courtroom Persuasion

A Visual Refresher Course on Courtroom Persuasion simplifies understanding with a practical, visual approach to trial persuasion. Learn how to become the guiding advocate, develop a simple core message, and skillfully make memories at trial. Like A Visual Refresher Course on Expert Testimony, this is another book you will actually use. Key subjects in this high-yield reference include how professional advocates: 1. Think and argue to win two-sided argumentation. 2. Craft a powerful core message. 3. Develop something meaningful to say using the principles and art of persuasion. 4. Apply the tools of argument into effective trial techniques.

Retired Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael F. Cavanagh: “David Sarnacki’s effort is an invaluable aid to the advocate. . . a most helpful primer for both the new and veteran advocates.”

Retired Michigan Court of Appeals Judge William B. Murphy: “If your goal is to be persuasive in court, at ADR or in other aspects of life, this book is for you. .. .”

Stephen R. Drew, Drew Cooper & Anding: “Even after 45 years of trial practice, I find David’s book to be a refreshing reminder of what is important in persuasion, and what is not.”

Brian Clymer, Tucson Attorney at Law: “This compelling book will make you a better advocate whether you are at the beginning of your legal career or near the end.”

Thomas L. Saxe, Rhoades McKee PC: “For litigators, the benefit of having someone else do all of the analysis and distillation of complicated thoughts into a quintessentially simple outline form is invaluable.”

Jennie Boldish Bryan, McShane & Bowie PLC: “Sarnacki reminds us as to the importance of knowing your case, both the strong and weak arguments, and making a compelling and persuasive presentation.”

Melvin Butch Hollowell, The Miller Law Firm Detroit: “This terrific book is . . .so accessible and insightful, with ‘easy on the eyes’ diagrams for best practices in effective courtroom persuasion, including healthy doses of inspiration from Atticus Finch to Dr. King.”

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