David Ball Live Package, April 6 & 7, 2018, Washington, DC
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David Ball Live Package

April 6 & 7, 2018, Washington, DC

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The David Ball Live Package is a two-day continuing legal education seminar that grants you access to a trio of world-famous trial consultants, David Ball, Joshua Karton, and Artemis Malekpour.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Artemis Malekpour and David Ball have developed a one-day seminar to help you more effectively build damages claims for your clients using the methods described in David Ball on Damages 3. Since its inception, David Ball on Damages has been America’s bestselling text on proving damages. Now in its third edition, the text teaches you how to integrate the Reptile and Rules of the Road™ methods, along with new voir dire techniques, into the classic Damages method. These techniques and refinements are based on thousands of hours of research and real case preparation.

Malekpour and Ball will present their practical, effective, and innovative methods for pursuing damages while explaining jurors’ motivations and countering sophisticated opposition tactics, the public mood, and rules that continue to grow in hostility. The pair will concentrate their presentation on:

  • Damages in voir dire
  • Damages drivers in opening
  • Damages drivers in testimony
  • Damages drivers in closing
  • Damages arguments
  • Rules for experts and jurors

Saturday, April 7, 2018

In Theater for Trial, David Ball and Joshua Karton use their extensive professional theater and trial 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, David Ball and Joshua Karton along with Artemis Malekpour have teamed up to offer a live event to further enhance your skills in applying these techniques.

Although attending both days through this package deal lowers the overall price, each day of this two-day live CLE seminar can be attended independently. The Friday, April 6, 2018 live CLE event is titled Updating David Ball on Damages, and the Saturday, April 7, 2018 event is Joshua Karton with David Ball & Artemis Malekpour on Theater for Trial. Please see the specific product pages for the pricing information for each event.

PLEASE NOTE: Both days of this event are 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) for each day, for a total of 14 hours (840 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:
    • $1,295 Early Bird — Register before February 1, 2018
    • $1,495 after January 31, 2018
  • With Trial Guides New Lawyer Program discount (please note that no other discounts will apply):
    • $1,095 Early Bird — Register before February 1, 2018
    • $1,295 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.

Trial Guides has selected the beautiful Tenley Campus of American University’s Washington College of Law. The 8.5 acre campus was designed as a state-of-the-art center for legal education to inspire not only their students, faculty and alumni but the broader legal and academic community as well.

Located at 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, the campus is one block from the Tenleytown-AU Redline Metro Station and features advanced technology, environmentally sustainable design targeted for LEED Gold certification, and dedicated conference, event, and reception spaces designed to promote education, collaboration, and engagement.

The Washington College of Law and Trial Guides do not endorse any particular hotel, but you should inquire if there is a discount for visitors to American University. Nearby hotels include:

Days Inn ($)
(Red Line Metro)
4400 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
.09 mi./5 min.

Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase ($)
(Red Line Metro)
5220 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
1.5 miles/7 min.

Kimpton Glover Park Hotel ($$)
(Metro Bus but no Metro Train)
2505 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC
1.9 miles/9 min.

Residence Inn, Bethesda ($$)
(Red Line Metro)
7335 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD
2.8 mi./12 min.

Omni Shoreham Hotel ($$$)
(Red Line Metro)
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC
2.6 mi./10 min.

J.W. Marriott Hotel ($$$$)
(Red Line Metro)
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
5.0 mi./25 min.

A more comprehensive list of hotels may be found on American University’s lodging page.

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.