Center Stage is valuable for trial attorneys in three ways: The program improves voir dire, opening and closing arguments, and other courtroom communications. As research among judges consistently reveals, they say attorneys can be overly verbose, unnecessarily self-important, and tediously dull. The exceptional attorneys are engaging, captivating, even when the trial is about difficult situations.
As a result of work the Center Stage team has done with trial attorneys, some have requested us to prepare witnesses. In contrast to Center Stage work with attorneys themselves, witness preparation is solely a consulting and coaching task as it requires significant customization.
Bar associations and law firms have used Center Stage, which has been approved for CLE or continuing legal education, to improve attorney communication.