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NACDL's 57th Annual Meeting & Seminar, "Let Freedom Ring: Persuasion Techniques for Preserving Your Client's Liberty" will be held at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia, PA, July 30-August 2, 2014.
Communication with judges and jurors is an integral part of lawyering, and the outcome of every trial relies solely upon our ability to adequately incorporate persuasive techniques to convey our message. Persuasion is the cornerstone of effective courtroom performance, so it is paramount that defense counsel be well-versed with modern strategies and insights in this area. Having persuasive techniques in your arsenal can dramatically sway opinion, and impact the direction of your client’s case—both pre-trial and in trial.
Even before the trial takes place, our clients are pilloried by the media, feared, and despised by society. They are in need of a strong, persuasive advocate who can explain their plight to the world of prosecutors, judges, jurors, and the media—and do it convincingly.
This seminar, set in Philadelphia, the birthplace of The Constitution, will train you to be the best communicator possible when standing beside your client and arguing their case. The best lawyers and experts in the country will share their skills on how to influence your audience from negotiating with your adversaries, to swaying judges into fair rulings, to making cogent and credible appeals to the ultimate finders of facts: our jurors. You will learn best practices and the latest in scientific research that will enhance your ability to persuade and encourage those who ultimately the hold power, to do the right thing and set your client free.
We hope you will join us at this cutting-edge seminar in Philadelphia—one of our nation’s great icons of freedom—Register today!
CLE Credits NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 12 general credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, PA, TX and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Show Us Your Badge Program/ Deals program: Present your seminar badge at the locations around the city and take advantage of these great discounts during the meeting. Click here for more information.
The Philadelphia CityPASS: is your ticket to discover our founding fathers’ passion for freedom at the National Constitution Center, walk through a giant heart at The Franklin and mingle with exotic wildlife at the Adventure Aquarium and Philadelphia Zoo. And that’s only the half of it.
Save 44% off the combined admission to five of Philadelphia’s must-see attractions with Philadelphia CityPASS. You’ll skip most ticket lines, too.
Franklin Square: Franklin Square, one of Philadelphia’s five original public squares laid out by William Penn in his original plan for the city, has undergone a dramatic renovation. The park now boasts several family-friendly attractions, including a miniature golf course, classic carousel, burger joint, storytelling bench, picnic area and more.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: The vast collections of this temple of art make the Philadelphia Museum of Art the third-largest art museum in the country, and an absolute must-see on the city’s cultural circuit. It sits majestically on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and hosts impressive holdings in Renaissance, American, Impressionist and Modern art.
National Constitution Center: The 160,000-square-foot National Constitution Center explores and explains the Constitution through high-tech exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays. The Kimmel Theater, a 350-seat star-shaped theater, features “Freedom Rising,” a multimedia production combining film, a live actor and video projection on a 360° screen to tell the stirring story of “We the people.” The Center frequently hosts special events with a focus on children that include informative and engaging hands-on activities.
The Liberty Bell Center: Throughout the expansive, light-filled Center, larger-than-life historic documents and graphic images explore the facts and the myths surrounding the Bell. Other exhibits show how the Bell’s image was used on everything from ice cream molds to wind chimes. Keep your camera handy. Soaring glass walls offer dramatic and powerful views of both the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, just a few steps away.
Please Touch Museum: Since 1976, Please Touch Museum has been the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia. This award-winning children’s museum is fun-filled, totally hands-on, and so delightful that adults are entertained, too. Each nook and cranny has a different theme — from the fantastic to the practical. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, kids can play croquet with the Queen and sip tea with the Mad Hatter.
The Philadelphia Zoo: One of the best laid-out and most animal-packed zoos in the country is set among a charming 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks, formal shrubbery, ornate iron cages and animal sculptures. The zoo has garnered many “firsts” in addition to being the first zoo charted in the United States (1859). In addition to its animals, the zoo is known for its historic architecture, which includes the country home of William Penn’s grandson, its botanical collections of over 500 plant species, its groundbreaking research and its fine veterinary facilities.
The Franklin Institute: The Franklin Institute’s touchable attractions explore science in disciplines ranging from sports to space. Highlights include The Sports Challenge, which uses virtual-reality technology to illustrate the physics of sports; The Train Factory’s climb-aboard steam engine; Space Command’s simulated earth-orbit research station; a fully equipped weather station; and exhibits on electricity. Course through the walk-through heart like a human corpuscle; at 15,000 times life size, it’s one of the museum’s first and most popular attractions.
Adventure Aquarium: Families can roll up their sleeves and prepare for a thrill at Adventure Aquarium on the Camden, NJ Waterfront, America’s Most Touchable Aquarium. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 365 days a year, Adventure Aquarium is a true waterfront treasure, featuring nearly 200,000 square feet of space, more than two million gallons of water and 6,500 animals.
Eastern State Penitentiary: Eastern State Penitentiary set the standard for penal reform, with its soaring, castle-like Gothic architecture and its founders’ Quaker-inspired belief that solitary confinement could reform criminals. The 11-acre prison even had central heat, running water and flush toilets before the White House! A Who’s Who of the underworld – bank robber Willie Sutton, who staged a breakout in 1945, and Al Capone, who furnished his cell with antiques, rugs and oil paintings – both served time here.
Love Park: A favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, John F. Kennedy Plaza gets its famed nickname “LOVE Park” due to its famous sculpture. Located near City Hall, LOVE Park serves as the grand entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Aside from photo opportunities, LOVE Park also features the Fairmount Park Welcome Center and Gift Shop and is a favorite spot to grab a bite to eat from some of the city’s top food trucks.
To plan your trip and for more information about Philadelphia, please visit official visitor and travel site: VisitPhilly.com