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New CLE: Tell Your Client’s Winning Story

There’s always a greater story hidden behind the rigid surface of your client. As a trial lawyer, it’s your job to be able to find this story, to craft it and then to awaken the jury to your client’s greater story.

Tell the Winning Story

When you’re facing the jury, you’re a storyteller whether you like it or not. The question is, how good is that story? Is it dead or alive?

In this CLE course, Juliard’s graduate Jesse Wilson will show you how to present your client’s winning story to the jury while avoiding the victim trap. Jesse will mainly discuss how to avoid telling the whining story, building a strong human connection with the jury, putting your client’s story before the jury and understanding the role of story & conflict at trial. To access the course please click here: The Winning vs. Whining Story: How to Transform Your Client from Victim to Victor.

Additional topics addressed include:

  • Embracing & thriving in an uncomfortable courtroom
  • Avoiding talking about your client like a victim
  • Tapping into emotional evidence
  • Breaking through your client’s rough exterior
  • Crafting the theme of your case
  • But I don’t love my client
  • Reframing the definition of conflict
  • What make a great story
  • Focusing on conflict
  • Using monologue to understand your client’s experiences

Born and raised in Los Angeles – almost underneath the iconic Hollywood sign – Jesse Wilson is the CEO and Founder of Tell The Winning Story, a communications effectiveness program that helps attorneys step into their true communications power through the raw power of the theater. He works with attorneys throughout the country to tell their client’s winning story.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in Illinois and around the country. For more information about CLE in Illinois please click the following link: IL CLE.

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NY CLE: Online CLE for Newly Admitted Attorneys


Newly admitted attorneys in New York have special CLE requirements.[1] Newly admitted NY attorneys must complete at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in each of the first two years of admission to the New York State Bar. The requirements are shown on the chart below.

Newly Admitted NY CLE Requirement[2]

  • Sixteen (16) accredited hours
  • Completed in EACH of the first two (2) years of admission
    • 3 hours of ethics & professionalism
    • 6 hours of skills
    • 7 hours of law practice management and/or areas of professional practice

Newly admitted New York attorneys may NOW complete 14 of the required 32 credit hours by completing by completing on-demand computer based CLE programs.[3] For more information about New York CLE please click here: NY CLE.

[1] Under the New York CLE Rules, attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two (2) years or less are considered newly admitted attorneys.

[2] The first set of 16 transitional NY CLE credit hours must be completed by the first anniversary of admission to the New York State Bar Association, in the designated categories of credit. The second set of 16 transitional hours must be completed between the first and second anniversaries of admission to the NY State Bar.

[3] (In the required areas of Law Practice Management & Areas of Professional Practice.

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