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Telling the Story and the Importance of Rhetorical Devices and Techniques

Russ M. Herman

This article is adapted with permission from Courtroom Persuasion: Winning with Art, Drama and Science, Second Edition, by Russ M. Herman. Copyright © 2010 Thomson Reuters/West/AAJ Press.

Sundays were the best times at our home. My younger brother Maury, my sister Shelley, and my brother Fred would climb into my mother and father’s bed on a Sunday morning. Dad would read us the funnies. Prince Valiant was my favorite. Sometimes I think I became a trial lawyer because of Prince Valiant. Prince Valiant was a hero fighting the right fight, trailing off in pursuit of justice with Sir Gawain: two good guys on war horses, the protectors.

Storytelling is the function of the trial lawyer in the conduct of a trial.

Storytelling is the function of the trial lawyer in the conduct of a trial.

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