Educational Events for Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are a lawyer on this web page you might have a question about your case or are looking for information that can help build your practice. I hope the answer is on this website, as I have been handling criminal defense and OUI cases since 2001. At DelSignore Law, we have tried to make this website a resource for those charged and for lawyers trying to help their clients.
DELSIGNORE LAW IS HOSTING AN UPCOMING SEMINAR!
When? JULY 13, 2018
Where? BOSTON, MA
This summer, DelSignore Law is hosting a seminar in Boston called:
Discovering the Story – Bringing out the Best in our Arguments to the Jury
The seminar will be led by Jeff Chapdelaine
Jeff is an amazing lawyer I have known personally for several years; he is on the Superior Court list in Boston and was the Supervising Lawyer for the Suffolk County Lawyers for Justice. He began teaching at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and has now become a consultant traveling around the country assisting lawyers prepare their case for trial through using the techniques taught at the Gerry Spence Trial College. He was a trial consultant in the MIT rape case recently, as well as many high profile criminal cases throughout the country.
Using Jeff’s trial techniques, I would ask all seminar participants to prepare a case to work on, either your opening or closing arguments. Jeff will review our cases and explain how the trial techniques can be applied effectively. The Seminar will be held at Jeff’s Office at 42 A Street Boston, which is in the South Boston Section. We will go from 9 AM to 4 PM, on July 13, 2018.
If you are interested in attending this seminar, please feel free to contact DelSignore Law to reserve your spot today. There is no charge for attending, but we would ask that you give notice if you cannot make it so we can fill your spot.
As a lawyer our most important job is to be dynamic in our advocacy whether in opening or closing statement. I have discovered some great resources over the years of practice that help in preparing for trial.
Here is a list of my top book recommendations for Criminal Defense Lawyers:
- David Ball on Criminal Defense
- David Ball on Damages 3
- Theater Tips & Strategies for Jury Trials by David Ball
- The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
I have also found YouTube a great resource for ideas in closing and opening statements. If you are a new lawyer, try to watch as many trials as possible. You can never watch enough trials because, even after years of practice, you develop insight in watching others handle a witness or deliver a closing argument.
Here are some trials that I watch frequently in preparing for trials of my own:
- The O.J Simpson Trial
- The Aaron Hernandez Trial
In the summer of 2017 I hosted a seminar at the Massachusetts Bar Association with Tyrone Moncriffe- a criminal defense lawyer from Houston, Texas with years of experience. I met Tyrone a couple of years ago while I was away at a conference in New Orleans and was impressed with his commanding presence and unique story telling abilities. I invited a handful of attorneys come to the seminar to present opening and closing statements from cases they were working on; Tyrone took the time to teach myself and the other attorneys better techniques on how to make our public speaking more effective.
I hope you find the content on my website helpful. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. As a lawyer, I have never been reluctant to ask lawyers for their opinions and expertise on many subjects and I feel as if it has improved my professional careers in many ways.
If you would like to talk more about helpful resources for criminal defense lawyers or if you would like to RSVP to the DelSignore Law seminar this upcoming summer, please feel free to call us today at 781-686-5924. We look forward to hearing from you!