The Articulate Advocate, Second Edition
The second edition of The Articulate Advocate was released in 2016. There’s an extra chapter on applying our techniques at each phase of trial, plus a new section on working with electronic evidence, all new illustrations, and two more appendices on motions and appeals.
by Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter
Crown King Books; Nonfiction; Law/Trial Practice, 248 pages
Paperback (978-1-939506-03-0): $24.99
Hard cover (978-1-939506-07-8): $49.95
All digital formats: $15.99
Available: March 1, 2016
While the first edition focused on trial lawyers, this second edition is expanded to include jury and bench trials, motions, appeals, and arbitrations. The Articulate Advocate provides immediately useful techniques to:
- Channel that initial adrenaline buzz.
- Grab and hold the fact finder’s attention.
- Gesture while speaking, showing while telling.
- Speak in phrases and control your pace.
- Interact effortlessly with electronic evidence.
- Plan to forget, then recover with confidence.
- Practice productively to be primed to perform.
Praise for The Articulate Advocate, Second Edition
“This book is an essential part of the tool kit for anyone who really wants to be a skilled advocate. It is an investment in you, your career, and your clients. If you cannot attend training with Brian and Marsha in person, this book is the next best thing. And if you are one of the lucky among us who has benefited from that training, the book serves as a great refresher!”
─Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair, Morgan Lewis
“The Articulate Advocate remains the single must-have manual on courtroom speaking. Both seasoned and new litigators will benefit from reading it and practicing Johnson and Hunter’s tested techniques. It changed my entire approach to trial and it will do the same for you.”
─Brian D. Liddicoat, The Law Offices of Brian D. Liddicoat, Corralitos, CA
“It is such an excellent guide to improving advocacy skills. Feels like legal yoga.”
─John M. Zwier, Carlson Caspers, Minneapolis, MN
“It’s impossible to imagine a more complete or more accessible book on the subject of courtroom presentation skills. The Articulate Advocate (2nd Edition) belongs on every trial lawyer’s shelf of ‘go to’ materials – and every lawyer should go to it often!”
─Hon. Robert L. McGahey, Jr., District Judge, Second Judicial District, Denver, CO
“The book is well written, a quick read and contains helpful illustrations. More experienced advocates may have already mastered many of the points discussed, but the book still can offer even the most skilled trial lawyer tips for improvement. For lawyers who have not had significant courtroom experience, the book is a must-read. Even for non-lawyers, the advice provided is relevant to almost any public speaking setting.”
─Brooks Magratten, Pierce Atwood LLP, Providence, RI