Webinar: Michael Koskoff CLE Lecture w/ Guest Speaker Michael Kelly

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Session Price Member Price
$160.00 $100.00 +


INTRODUCTION: Kathleen L. Nastri, Esquire
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael A. Kelly, Esquire

As advocates, we must communicate to persuade. Our stories must be clear, interesting compelling and unambiguous – and they must tell the same story to all jurors at the same time. There is no tool more powerful than visual images to do that. Whether those images are conjured up by photograph or video or metaphor or memory, they all communicate and persuade. Photographer Elliott Erwitt said “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” For the courtroom lawyer, that should be a motto for trying cases.  As lawyers ,we know that the power of words has limits, but the power of images is not so confined. Images communicate fact and feeling, and leave the viewer a changed person for having seen them. When pictures aren’t available, we rely on mental imagery to persuade our listeners.

Mike Koskoff knew this well, as evidenced by his film Marshall and the skill with which he persuaded jurors. This talk is about the tools which Mike and we have at our disposal to talk in pictures with a special focus on metaphors for liability and damages in final argument. I hope you find it fun and useful.


Michael A. Kelly Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger
Kathleen L. Nastri, Esq. Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC

CLE Credits

This Continuing Legal Education program is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys, and has been approved for the following credits in accordance with the rule requirements of these states:

Connecticut 1.00 cr
New York 1.00 cr


Zoom Webinar, 000 Main St, Hartford CT


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Streaming Video N/A $160.00 $100.00

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