Legal Education Classes for Attorneys at the Guthrie Theater

May 3, 2013

Press Release #1525

 

For more information contact:

Seena Hodges 612-225-6142

seenah@guthrietheater.org

 

Quinton Skinner 612-225-6140

quintons@guthrietheater.org

 

 

 

GUTHRIE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CLASSES FOR ATTORNEYS AVAILABLE NOW FOR REGISTRATION

 

CLE CREDIT DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR MANY ATTORNEYS: GUTHRIE CLE PROGRAMS OFFER ENGAGING AND STIMULATING PROGRAMS FOR CREDIT

LIVE AND ONLINE COURSES BRING THEMES AND TECHNIQUES FROM THE WORLD OF THEATER TO LEGAL PRACTICE

 

 

(Minneapolis/St. Paul) With deadlines fast approaching for many attorneys to compile the annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits required by the Minnesota Bar Association, the Guthrie Theater today announced a new live CLE, “Taking Center Stage: Issues, Techniques and Ethical Pitfalls of Winning Legal ‘Performances.’” This new course draws upon the common experience of lawyers and actors in their day-to-day utilization of the art of storytelling, and focuses on the need to develop this skill set through practical approaches to creating compelling and effective narratives in legal practice using insights from the world of the stage. This live CLE presented at the Guthrie Theater will be offered each Friday from May 17 to June 14 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

 

While the realm of the CLE class for many attorneys is a matter of annual obligation and frequently associated with uninspired classroom experiences, the Guthrie’s collaboration with ShowCourse™ brings innovative and engaging Continuing Legal Education to attorneys. With live and online offerings, these courses address abstract legal issues such as ethics or elimination of bias through educational tools such as staged readings of scenes from plays as well as actual legal transcripts.

 

ShowCourse is an affiliate of NarrativePros, LLC, based in Minneapolis, MN, providing training for corporate and professional executives. Utilizing the skills developed in the theater, ShowCourse incorporates a story-centric approach to training while bringing first-class artistic process and production quality to its CLE courses. Online CLEs available through ShowCourse include live moderation. Topics available include Racial Equality in American Voting Rights, the Role of Racial Profiling in the Drafting, Execution and Enforcement of Law, and Challenging Gender Bias: Positive Role Models in Theater, Society and Law.

Guthrie Theater Live CLE -- Register Now

Taking Center Stage:
Issues, Techniques and Ethical Pitfalls of Winning Legal "Performances"

This course proceeds on the fundamental premise that professionals from diverse disciplines--attorneys and actors--spend their careers immersed in the art of storytelling. In partnership with the Guthrie Theater, ShowCourse brings these professionals together to share the practical skills and approaches they rely on to create compelling and effective narratives both in construction and delivery.

Location: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN

When: Fridays, May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14
Time: 2 - 5 p.m. (check-in starts at 1:30 p.m.)
Tuition: $300 per participant
Credits: 3.0 (1.0 Ethics / 2.0 General)
To register please go to ShowCourse.com
Questions please contact LilyS@GuthrieTheater.org

 

Online Courses Now Available for Registration at ShowCourse:


A Race to Vote: The Marathon of Seeking Racial Equality in American Voting Rights
2.0 Elimination of Bias credits
Please register at ShowCourse.com to view program

Acting on Appearances: The Role of Racial Profiling in the Drafting, Execution and Enforcement of Law
2.5 Elimination of Bias credits
Please register at ShowCourse.com to view program

Con Men, Charlatans and Conspirators: Will Attorneys soon see their own "Madoff"?
2.0 Ethics credits
Please register at ShowCourse.com to view program

Challenging Gender Bias: Positive Role Models in Theater, Society and Law

2.0 Elimination of Bias credits
Please register at ShowCourse.com to view program

Corruption Junction: The Ethical Intersection of Law, Politics, and Human Nature

2.0 Ethics credits
Please register at ShowCourse.com to view program

Merchants of Faith: Bias in the Litigation of Religious Belief
2.0 Elimination of Bias credits
Please register at ShowCourse.com to view program

Objects of Desire, Derision and Deceit: The Role of Law in Gender Bias
2.0 Elimination of Bias credits
Please register at ShowCourse.com to view program

 

The GUTHRIE THEATER (Joe Dowling, Director) was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963 and is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. The Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. With annual attendance of nearly 500,000 people, the Guthrie Theater presents a mix of classic plays and contemporary work on its three stages. Under the artistic leadership of Joe Dowling since 1995, the Guthrie continues to set a national standard for excellence in theatrical production and performance. In 2006, the Guthrie opened its new home on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Guthrie Theater houses three state-of-the-art stages, production facilities, classrooms and dramatic public lobbies. www.guthrietheater.org

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