Przemek Lubecki

Morris Bart, LLC

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Deliberate Practice Applied to Voir DireDeliberate Practice Applied to Voir Dire

Deliberate Practice Applied to Voir Dire

To master voir dire does not take 10,000 hours of practice, but it does require making a commitment to training and deliberate practice.

Nobody becomes a scratch golfer by just watching Tiger Woods, or reading a book by Jack Nicholas, watching golf on tv, or just playing a lot of golf and trying really hard. If you want to become great at golf you would hire a coach, take lessons where you are shown the correct way to hold and swing a club, be recorded swinging, corrected, and try again. Then you would go to the range and practice daily. As you got better you would test your skills on the course, eventually entering tournaments. And of course, continue with your lessons and your DELIBERATE PRACTICE.

The elements of Deliberate Practice are:

1. Having a correct Mental Representation, a mental structure that corresponds to an object, an idea, a collection of information, or a skill.
2. Having a coach who designs you a training program and shows you correct form.
3. Engage in daily solitary practice to perfect the skill
4. Practice the skill in a realistic setting

We all know that the key to a great voir dire is connecting with the jury. Connection is a complex skill that must be divided into its micro-skills which are:

1. Eye contact
2. Voice control
3. Facial expression/state control
4. Hand/body movement
5. Glance control
6. Creating space
7. Word selection
8. Listening

We will demonstrate and explain various patterns of voir dire and how you can start to learn these skills.

TLU Presentation Skills Workshop

TLU Presentation Skills Workshop

CONNECTION is the not-so-secret sauce of every big verdict/great trial lawyer. It is not an art, it is not something some people are born with and others are not. Connecting is a skill that can be learned and mastered. Like all complex skills that one is seeking to learn and master, it has to be broken down into its component parts, its micro-skills, which have to be identified, isolated, and practiced. The micro-skills of connection are; eye contact, emotional state control(facial expressions) voice control, hand movement/gestures, body movement, glance control, word choice, creating space, and being KIND.

In the morning session, we will be learning, practicing, and mastering these skills in the context of opening statement which will also include mastering the use of visuals.

In the afternoon session participants will apply these newly earned skills to their opening statement for a case they are currently working on

Classes are limited to five participants. There will be three Zoom prep sessions to practice. This is a one-day class.


“Before I came to this bootcamp, I would use my hands while presenting but without much of a purpose and irregularly. Now I have much better command of my hand gesticulation and when to use it to help amplify the effectiveness of my presentation.”

-Hunter Norton, Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP

“I never realized how much control we have when we systematically use our hands. Meaningful hand gesticulation is powerful when trying to connect and bring someone in that you have never met before.”

-Triumph Curiel, Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers

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