Be a star both in and out of the courtroom with the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® National Presenter Series. Receive coaching from nationally-recognized speakers with experience helping lawyers rise to the challenges of today’s legal landscape.
Each presenter is an acknowledged leader in their particular field. Learn their secrets. Get an edge over your competition. Take your practice to the next level. From the latest tech tools to winning strategies for the courtroom, the National Presenter Series brings you the expertise to help you build your business and polish your practice.
Upcoming National Presenter Series Seminars
Internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Steve Hughes will share his strategies for overcoming communication challenges. This lively, interactive program is divided into two mini-sessions. The morning session discusses how to harness the power of storytelling, while the afternoon session contains tips for giving on-the-spot answers.
Negotiation master Marty Latz shares a treasure trove of techniques and tips for taking your skills to a completely new level. Discover Latz’s 5 Golden Rules of Negotiation as well as his secrets for getting past “No”, approaching emotionally charged negotiations, controlling the agenda, and more.
Back by popular demand, Shane Read breaks down the techniques of outstanding trial lawyers and reveals the skills that allow them to turn the tide in their clients’ favor. Take your courtroom competency to the next level as you learn how to beat an expert witness at a deposition, win your case in the opening statement, make your witness tell a powerful story during direct examination, avoid the biggest mistakes lawyers make in cross-examination, and ensure victory in the closing argument.
Mental phenom and memory trainer Paul Mellor shows attendees how mastering their memory can make them more persuasive in their arguments. He shares techniques to jumpstart memory that also increase efficiency and productivity.
Past Presenters and Topics
Dynamic Presentation Skills for Lawyers – Featuring Steve Hughes
Whether you're in the boardroom, the conference room, or the courtroom, you need to fully capture the attention of your audience. Leading presentation skills trainer Steve Hughes demystifies the speaking process by showing you practical, easy-to-implement strategies that will save you time, make your knowledge shine, and help you achieve results.
The Ultimate Music Copyright CLE via the The Fab Four – Featuring Jim Jesse
Although the music industry can seem a bit “Helter Skelter,” this seminar helps you learn the rhythm of copyright law so you can hit all the right notes in your next case. Using The Beatles as a case study, music lawyer and singer-songwriting Jim Jesse provides an overview of core concepts in music copyright law, explains the legal framework surrounding successful artists, and discusses common ethical challenges.
A Cybersleuth’s Guide to Conducting Effective Internet Investigative Research – Featuring Carole Levitte and Mark Rosch
Join Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, internationally recognized internet trainers and authors, to learn the secrets to creating more effective internet searches. Discover hidden Google search features and shortcuts, free public information resources, and tips for unearthing crucial information.
Finance for Lawyers – Featuring Joseph Novello
Gain a competitive edge in negotiation and litigation with a clearer understanding of financial matters. International finance guru Joseph Novello shows you how to identify and utilize financial and accounting information in a wide range of legal situations.
Advanced Legal Negotiation Skills – Featuring Lee Jay Berman
Presenter Lee Jay Berman drew on his more than 20 years of experience as a commercial mediator to give attendees the tools they needed to successfully navigate challenging negotiations. Participants discovered how to maximize their influence, avoid manipulation, manage expectations, bring people to a decision, and get closure on their terms.
iPad for Lawyers – Featuring Brett Burney
In-demand technology trainer Brett Burney and special guest Nerino Petro showed participants how to unlock the iPad’s full potential as a legal and business tool. Attendees learned valuable tips they could start using immediately, including the best apps for lawyers, how to use MS Office and work with PDFs, and techniques for giving presentations using PowerPoint, Keynote, and TrialPad.
The Art and Science of Successful Settlements and Deals: The Experts Tell All – Featuring Marty Latz
In this seminar, some of the best negotiators in the country came together to discuss the approaches they would take in real-world negotiation situations. Participants walked away with useful strategies and helpful tips they could put into practice during their next settlement conference, mediation, or deal.
Negotiation Lessons from the Iran Nuclear Deal – Featuring Marty Latz
Negotiation superstars Martin E. Latz and Paul F. Eckstein explained what went right in the Iran Nuclear Deal negotiations, as well as instances when the U.S.’s approach was flawed. Attendees learned how to apply those same principles and practices in their own negotiations.
Winning at Deposition – Featuring Shane Read
Popular presenter and author Shane Read shared his strategies for developing winning depositions. From tried and true techniques to avoiding damaging mistakes, attendees discovered the secrets to superior depositions.