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Lawyers, Liars and the Art of Storytelling

Using Stories to Advocate, Influence, and Persuade

By Jonathan Shapiro
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Lawyers, Liars and the Art of Storytelling: Using Stories to Advocate, Influence, and Persuade by Jonathan Shapiro

Lawyers, Liars and the Art of Storytelling (2016) reveals the unexpected relationship between screenwriting and the art of presenting a legal case. These are two disciplines that both rely on great storytelling skills and effective rhetoric. So with the aid of real-life examples and tips people in television and film, you’ll find out how you can use the art of storytelling to craft compelling cases that will keep the courtroom riveted.

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  • Lawyers looking to up their storytelling game
  • Anyone wanting to uncover how successful lawyers win cases
  • Budding public speakers interested in the art of rhetoric

Jonathan Shapiro, Hollywood screenwriter, journalist and practicing attorney, is a jack of many trades. His writing credits for television include many popular legal shows such as The Blacklist, Boston Legal and The Practice.

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