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The Persuasive Lawyer

Aug 24, 2012
Los Angeles, California
1:15 pm - 5:00 pm

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A Framework to Improve Persuasion and Increase Leverage in All Aspects of Life

Beyond logical argument, this insight-filled and entertaining program examines persuasion in a fresh light and gives lawyers skills to effectively persuade anyone—including clients, opposing counsel, and staff.

  • Turn conflict into influence.
  • Increase persuasion with lawyers and decision-makers.
  • Communicate in ways that invite professional support.
  • Gain influence over opposing counsel.
  • Overcome defensive reactions and reduce stress.

 

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3.50 hrs, including:
Substance Abuse: 1.00
Ethics: 1.50
Elimination of Bias: 1.00
PRICE: $199.00



 
1:00 p.m.   Registration
1:15 - 2:15   The Elements of Persuasion
Credibility, managing emotion and logical structure are all important in persuasion. Learn the essence of how to invite opposing counsel, decision-makers and others to support your objectives.
2:15 - 2:45   Turn Conflict into Influence
People become upset and conflict-oriented because they perceive that otherwise they are not going to get their needs met. Learn to identify the other's needs in order to get more of yours met.
2:45 - 3:45   The Stages of Effective Listening
Lawyers are often good speakers and great at presenting logical arguments. A major component of building influence in relationships and satisfying clients, however, is found in the art of listening. Giving another your undivided attention builds credibility and trust and evokes a reciprocal open-minded response. Learn advanced listening skills that can help you get better results.
3:45 - 4:00   Break
4:00 - 5:00   Overcoming Defensive Reactions
Under stress, communication tends to become aggressive and/or avoidant. Learn to minimize defensive reactions and get better results, even during difficult conversations.
5:00   Adjourn

Brian Hammer

Brian Hammer, M.A., J.D., is the founder and a facilitator for The Likeable Lawyer. Brian practiced law for over ten years before starting The Likeable Lawyer in 2003, and has designed and delivered thousands of highly-praised programs to law firms, corporations and organizations nationwide. He is a frequent speaker at bar conventions, law firm events and other professional association meetings. Brian is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, the University of North Carolina School of Business, and holds a Masters of Psychology degree from the University of Santa Monica.


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Address: 2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles
California
90067
Phone:310-284-6500
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Credit Reporting

Our courses are approved in almost all states that have CLE requirements. Accreditation for a particular course will vary by state. Please use our CLE calculator for CLE credit available in your state. For more information, visit our FAQ.









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"Worth the time and effort; the content exceeded my expectations and provides new ways of thinking."
Karen Corallo,
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld



"This course offers very practical and easily implemented tools to improve your influence with others and the quality of your legal practice."
Darrin Jeffries,
Plattner, Schneidman & Schneider



"I was thrilled to find CLE courses that actually focused on the human dimensions of legal competence. The courses I took did not disappoint and were full of both theoretical and practical nuggets I have not seen in any other CLE courses."
Jane Ruddell,
Attorney, Health Care Resolutions



"The class content exceeded my expectations and was very helpful (more helpful than most CLEs)."
Sean Ambrose,
Attorney



"This class addresses issues rarely mentioned but critical to success in practicing law."
Stephen Sutton,
Lathrop & Gage