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

January 21, 2020

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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)
NY: 3.5 CLE Credits (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.

*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. 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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