Ball and Karton on Theater for Trial, April 7, 2018
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Ball & Karton on Theater for Trial (CLE Live Event)

April 7, 2018, Raleigh, NC

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  • Registration Information & Event Schedule
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  • Faculty Biography Summaries
  • Event Policies

In Theater for Trial, David Ball and Joshua Karton use their extensive professional theater experience to give you practical exercises and strategies for connecting yourself, your case, and your witnesses with the jury. They provide tools available to any attorney—such as voice, presentation, and story structure—and show how to empower juries to take responsibility for righting a wrong. This book teaches you how to turn every trial into a powerful production that authentically calls forth your best asset: the simple truth, clearly and effectively communicated.

Ball and Karton also teach you how to arm jurors to fight for you in deliberations. They offer techniques to improve how you prepare witnesses, create exhibits, present your client, select jurors, and conduct yourself in ways that frame the facts and the law to best engage your audience: the jury. Ball and Karton combine decades of intensive trial experience, in cases from the smallest counties to the halls of the Supreme Court, with lessons from the stage and screen to optimize every moment you’re in trial.

Now, the pair have teamed to offer a live event on April 7, 2017, to further enhance your skills in applying these techniques.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is open only to civil plaintiff’s OR criminal defense counsel. Lawyers who perform any work on behalf of insurance companies or any form of civil defense work are not allowed to attend. All attendees will be required to sign and submit an affidavit to that effect before being allowed entry. No audio or video recording is allowed.

Accreditation is in the application process. Check back later for specific jurisdictions and credit amounts. The program is planned for 7 hours (420 minutes).

Trial Guides applies for accreditation from the jurisdictions in which our attendees are licensed. More jurisdictions are added often.

Event schedule will be available soon.

  • Regular price:
    • $995 Early Bird — Register before February 1, 2018
    • $1,195 after January 31, 2018
  • With Trial Guides New Lawyer Program discount (please note that no other discounts will apply):
    • $795 Early Bird — Register before February 1, 2018
    • $995 after January 31, 2018

*To be eligible for the New Lawyers Discount, you must have five or fewer years’ experience and be registered with the Trial Guides New Lawyer Program.

Trial Guides is pleased to provide a financial hardship policy for registration costs. For more information, click here to download the program rules and application.

Please check back for specific hotel accommodations. Trial Guides is reviewing offers from several prominent hotels in the Raleigh/Durham area.

David Ball

David Ball (Malekpour Ball Consulting) is the nation’s most influential trial consultant. With partner Artemis Malekpour, he guides plaintiff’s civil cases and criminal defense cases across the country. They are the nation’s only trial consultants qualified to help attorneys with Reptilian methods and strategy, as well as with Ball’s David Ball on Damages techniques and a wide range of other essential approaches. They have an unparalleled record in helping attorneys with every size and kind of case. Dr. Ball is also a pioneer in adapting methods of film and theater presentation for use in trial. His theater/film students hold Oscars, Obies, Tonys, and Emmys. His Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials has been a bestseller for nearly two decades, and his Backwards and Forwards has been a foundation of theater and film training since 1984. Dr. Ball wrote two of the bestselling trial strategy books ever published: David Ball on Damages and—with Reptile cofounder Don Keenan—Reptile: The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff’s Revolution. Just last November, Dr. Ball released the fourth edition of Theater Tips, retitled as Theater for Trial, adding coauthor Joshua Karton.

Joshua Karton

Joshua Karton specializes in applying theater and film communication techniques to the art of trial advocacy. He and his projects have received awards and grants from the New York Drama Desk, Ford Motor Company Fund, Kellogg Foundation, California Arts Council, and he is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Stetson University College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy. He teaches and develops curriculum for the AAJ, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College, NITA, US JAG Corps, ABA, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Criminal Defense College, Loyola and California Western Schools of Law, and many state trial lawyer associations. His years of courtroom consulting culminated in the preparation of the winning oral argument in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. He is the coauthor of Theater for Trial.

Artemis Malekpour

Artemis Malekpour (Malekpour Ball Consulting) is one of the nation’s most successful trial consultants. Ms. Malekpour earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Public Healthcare Administration with a concentration in mental health issues before earning her law degree. Her internship with trial consultants David Ball and Debra Miller as a rising 3L forever changed her life. After graduation and upon passing the bar, she joined the trial consulting firm. Like her partner, David Ball, Ms. Malekpour advises both plaintiff’s civil cases and criminal defense cases across the nation. They are the nation’s only trial consultants qualified to help attorneys with Reptilian methods and strategy, as well as with Ball’s David Ball on Damages techniques and a wide range of other essential approaches. They have an unparalleled record in helping attorneys with every size and kind of case.