Continuing Legal Education

Effective Presentations

June 20, 2014
8:30 – 11:45 a.m.
3.00 MCLE hours, including 3.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
(during ISBA’s Annual Meeting)
(map and directions)

Improving Your Presentation Skills
ISBA’s Law Ed Faculty Development Series: The Art of Effective Communication

(Now open to all ISBA Members!)


Giving a presentation before an audience or in a courtroom is one thing, but giving a presentation that’s memorable and impactful, is quite another. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the tips and insight you need for creating effective presentations! Topics include:

  • Creating great introductions;
  • The nuts and bolts of delivering a great presentation;
  • Adult learning styles and what this means for instructors;
  • Engaging your audience; using interactive learning techniques to enhance your delivery;
  • Selecting methods of instruction for the most effective results.

Program Speaker:
Hon. Mark A. Drummond
, Eighth Judicial Circuit, Quincy

About the Speaker:
Hon. Mark A. Drummond
has been an instructor with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) since 1986 and is a program director at large for NITA. He has taught trial advocacy skills for both large and small firms, corporations, the United Nations, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Attorney General’s offices for Illinois and New York, as well as the Department of the Navy. He has trained judges in presentation skills for the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts for judges who lecture at the Education Conference and New Judge seminar. He has trained over 200 judges on how to present his anti-drug and alcohol program for schools, “The Seven Reasons to Leave the Party,” which has been presented to over 100,000 students throughout Illinois since 2008. In October 2008, Judge Drummond traveled to Japan to train attorneys in jury trial advocacy in advance of their adoption of the jury trials in criminal cases. He recently worked with lawyers in Kosovo and Macedonia for the U.S. Department of Justice. Judge Drummond has trained barristers at the Inner Temple of London on techniques for making evidence visual and trained barristers at the Middle Temple on general advocacy skills. He is the author of “The Eight Keys to the Art of Presentation” and he writes the “Practice Points” column for Litigation News for the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.