USING VISUAL ADVOCACY TO PERSUADE WHERE MERE WORDS FAIL
On Demand Seminar
ITEM #:  1744332301   |   EVENT CODE:  487520
STANDARD PRICE
$175.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

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To claim CLE credit, view by:  June 28, 2025

Through December 31, 2023, Minnesota-licensed attorneys can satisfy continuing legal education requirements by viewing and reporting up to 30 credits of on demand programming. Effective the first reporting period after January 1, 2024, there is no limit. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.

Using Visual Advocacy to Persuade Where Mere Words Fail

Learn how you can use basic design principles to improve your next presentation to colleagues, clients, judges, or anyone else!

Originally presented:  June 29, 2023     |     Course length:  3.0 hours


WHAT’S GOING ON?
Every day, lawyers communicate with colleagues, clients, judges, and others about a wide variety of legal issues. And when we communicate, we often use PowerPoint slides, which we affectionately refer to as our “slide deck.”

SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
Many, if not most, of the slides decks used by lawyers are awful. Unappealing. Unhelpful. Distracting. Boring.

HOW WILL THIS PROGRAM HELP?
In this seminar, you will learn the essentials for making a great visual presentation. You’ll see how to create and edit basic slides, how to organize your slides to communicate your main themes and ideas, and how to employ principles of design to take your presentation to the next level.




YOUR PRESENTERS:

David J.F. Gross is a partner with Faegre Drinker and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a three-time winner of the Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year recognition, and a national expert on the emerging field of Legal Design. David serves on the Board of Stanford Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and works closely with Stanford’s Legal Design Lab on design training and programs. He regularly participates in “Legal Design Sprints” and has used Legal Design in complex trials for several years.

Kate Razavi is an experienced trial lawyer and partner in the Minneapolis office of Faegre Drinker, is a co-founder of Faegre Drinker’s Design Lab and a national thought leader in the field of Visual Advocacy. Kate works closely with Stanford’s Legal Design Lab on various seminars, programs, and initiatives and has taught a course in Visual Advocacy at the University of Minnesota Law School.




Attendees are encouraged to download Faegre Drinker’s new e-book Design Thinking and Visual Advocacy for Lawyers. This innovative resource introduces legal professionals to concepts of design thinking and visual advocacy. It delves into the background of legal design, offering tips on applying design thinking to everyday work, and explaining how concepts of visual advocacy can be used in the practice of law. Download it for free on Apple Books.

A Step-by-Step Guide to PowerPoint Presentations  (90 MINUTES)
Everyone could benefit from a PowerPoint refresher course. In this session, you’ll learn the absolute basics for creating a solid PowerPoint presentation from scratch, including how to:

  • Select the right font
  • Quote key documents
  • Use graphics and pictures to advance your points
  • Create simple animations to explain certain concepts
  • Organize your slides to achieve the most bang for your PowerPoint buck


Taking Your Presentation to the Next Level  (90 MINUTES)
What makes a good presentation great? In this session, we will show you many good presentations and then take you through the editing process (both visual and oral) so you will be ready to improve your own presentations. You’ll learn how to:

  • Catch some common mistakes you are making in the oral delivery of your slides
  • Create that one AMAZING slide that captures the key message you are trying to convey
  • Go “old school” by using your own handwriting in a presentation to better connect with your audience
  • Use big boards, dashboards, or physical objects to enhance your presentation

$175

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 3.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 3.0 credits.

Minnesota CLE also has applied to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 3.0 civil trial specialist credits and 3.0 criminal law specialist credits.

Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.

STANDARD PRICE
$175.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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