Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How To Testify Before Congress: It's a Whole New World - January 13

Samuel L. Clemens -  Mark Twain - Congressional Gadfly
Image Courtesy Wikipedia

Please join us this Thursday to get Bill LaForge's great new book:  How To Testify Before Congress.

The book features Samuel Clemens (p/k/a Mark Twain)'s testimony before Congress on copyright, which is a big hoot.

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
3 MCLE Credits: 1.5 Skills; 1.5 Professional Practice
New York County Lawyers' Association http://www.nycla.org/
Testifying before Congress is different from giving testimony in any other forum – including courts of law – because the rules are different and the deck is stacked. This CLE will cover preparation and delivery of
congressional testimony from A to Z: the

• context and climate of the committee hearings process;
• how hearings are organized and staged;
• who should testify and how to get invited;
• the types of hearings and committee hearing players;
• preparation of a stellar written statement;
• rehearsal of the witness;
• key ingredients to superbly delivered oral testimony;
• how to respond to committee questions, including handling hostile inquiries and interrogators;
• how to excel as a witness with adequate preparation; and,
• strategies to maximize (or minimize) testimony impact and how to mitigate potential communication crisis.

This program provides a must have tutorial on preparing and delivering testimony before Congress and in Congressional hearings for use by lawyers, agencies, associations, corporations, military personnel, NGO’s
and state and local officials.

Attendees at the program will receive a copy of Testifying Before Congress, by William N. LaForge, The Capital.Net, Inc. ©2010.
Program Co-Sponsor: Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Program Chair and Moderator: Raymond Dowd, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP

Faculty: William N. LaForge, Winstead PC, author of Testifying Before Congress
Luke McGrath, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP
Jeff Richardson, Starkman Associates

Link to flyer with full information here:

 Purchase Copyright Litigation Handbook 2010 by Raymond J. Dowd from West here  

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