“Business of Story” Podcast : Mitigation Videos & Legal Storytelling

February 7, 2019

Mr. Passon discusses mitigation videos and legal storytelling as the featured guest on the “Business of Story” Podcast

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The Monday Morning Quarterback: Five Key Questions To Ask After You …

January 9, 2019

It’s the big day – sentencing.  Your shoes are shined, your suit is pressed, your arguments are ready.  You step up and deliver the sentencing pitch of a lifetime.   Cue the violins for your great, sad, sympathetic presentation: “He has children at home that need him.”  “He has a great job he will lose…

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The Secret Sauce of Master Storytelling: How “The Hero’s Journey” Can Change the Way You Practice Law.

January 7, 2019

Effective advocates understand that emotion-based storytelling is the key to persuasion at every stage of a legal proceeding. The bad news for us is that law schools do not do deep dives into story technique. The good news is we can find truly useful education from other …

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What Penguins Can Teach Lawyers About “Minding the Gap”

January 5, 2019

Forget the inauguration.  This Friday, January 20, 2017, is National Penguin Awareness Day!  I swear, that’s really a thing.  Google it. So, what do penguins have to do with lawyers and their clients? I’ll get there.  I promise!  Read on. Would it make our jobs easier if our clients, particularly those that will one day…

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September 12, 2017

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Back In Black: Limiting The Prejudicial Effect Of Crime Scene Photos By Draining Them Of Their (Emotional) Color.

May 24, 2017

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How a Lawyer Can Get "Creative" With the Truth and Not End Up Disbarred.

April 4, 2017

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5 Reasons Every Lawyer Should Study the Art of Screenwriting — and a Killer Resource List To Get You Started

February 13, 2017

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A Recipe for Great Lawyering: Liver, Fava Beans & a Nice Chianti.

January 24, 2017

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What Penguins Can Teach Lawyers About "Minding the Gap".

January 19, 2017

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