Mastering the Art of Persuading Trial Judges featuring David B. Markowitz

3 hours 30 minutes

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Mastering the Art
of Persuading Trial Judges
featuring David B. Markowitz        

Friday, May 3, 2013
Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon
3.5 General or Practical Skills MCLE Credits         


Most trial practice courses focus on jury trials. In this program, the focus is on the trial judge as the decision maker. For more than 30 years, David Markowitz has been studying deposition and trial techniques and has presented dozens of seminars to improve the skills of practicing attorneys. He has a keen ability to communicate and persuade and he will demonstrate powerful, practical methods for how you can increase the chance of winning where the outcome is decided by the trial judge.

This program is designed for lawyers at all experience levels.  It will cover basic do’s and don’ts, through advanced concepts to enhance trial judge persuasion, including how to persuade the trial judge during pretrial motions, hearings, trial, and post-trial motions.


        How to Win at Oral Argument

        •    Create the perfect oral argument

        •    Deliver the perfect oral argument

        •    Design visual and audiovisual presentations that enhance oral arguments

        Elements of Trial Judge Persuasion

        •    What impairs persuasion

        •    What enhances persuasion

        Why the Same Words May Have Different Persuasive Impact, Depending on:

        •    Who speaks the words

        •    How the words are spoken

        Developing Credibility

        Courageous Arguments

        Winning the Right Way

Original Recording Date: May 3, 2013

CLE Credits (60): 3.5 General or

Practical Skills: 3.5

Produced By:

Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School

Course Materials

  • Cover, Schedule, Bios
  • Book Materials
  • MCLE Form
  • Evaluation - PDF fillable form
  • PowerPoint Slides