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Thinking Inside The Box

Building Strong Relationships with
Judges and Jurors
Stephen D. Easton

In this dynamic seminar, Professor Stephen Easton clearly demonstrates how to effectively focus your knowledge of the conflict and your intense desire to succeed.

Winning advocates view every aspect of trial as a unique opportunity to build and
strengthen their bond with the people who will decide the fate of their client—the judge
and jury.


Every lawyer—novice or expert—who spends time before a judge or jury will find useful
tips and strategies in Thinking Inside the Box. Steve Easton has carefully designed this fastpaced, entertaining, multi-media program to reveal how you can build such strong bonds
in the structured world of the courtroom.


Overcome jurors’ inherent mistrust of lawyers. Persuade the judge to rely on your facts
and evidence. Marshal the rea-world rules (not theory!) to help you tip the scales of justice
your way.


Practical and comprehensive course materials contribute to the success your will enjoy
after a focused and information-packed day with Easton. His winning track record and his
razor-sharp perspective on practice-oriented reality ensure that this will be one of the most
valuable investments you make in your practice.


Easton gives you the words and tactics to build and strengthen your relationship with the
just and jury and to help you win your case!

Program Highlights

  • Increase the odds that jurors choose you…while you are choosing them.

  • Personalize the “blind date” of voir dire, and make it enjoyable for jurors and for you

  • Use the judge’s credibility to enhance your own credibility.

  • Use innovative, powerful techniques to leverage your relationships during closing argument.

  • Consciously avoid common credibility-destroying mistakes.

Program Agenda & Detail

6 Hours Including 1 Ethics

[Part I: 90 Minutes]

Building Relationships with Jurors

  • Thinking like a juror

  • Effective voir dire

  • Building on voir dire foundation


15 Minute Break

[Part II: 90 Minutes]

Establishing Credibility

  • Overcoming every juror’s belief that lawyers cannot be trusted

  • The truth about ethics and ethics about the truth

  • The hidden dangers of objecting

Lunch Break

[Part III: 90 Minutes]

Building Relationships with Judges

  • Tips on the care and feeding of judges

  • The real-world rules of evidence

  • Hidden gems in the rules of evidence

15 Minute Break

[Part IV: 90 Minutes]

Rules of the Road for Trial Attorneys

  • Assembling a strong trial team

  • Preparing fact witnesses

Powerful Final Arguments

  • Driving home your theme

  • Words and phrases with impact


Unconditional Guarantee
If you are not convinced that your understanding of the course topic has
improved after completion of any P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.

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