How films like "Adaptation" can help lawyers construct compelling narratives in court

Pretty safe bet I've never linked to the American Bar Assocation Journal before, but here we go!

Philip N. Meyer has a cool essay about how films like Adaptation can help lawyers in a courtroom. Snippet:

Adaptation offers a lesson on how seemingly unstructured narratives can take form. It also provides a timely and ironic meditation on the struggle all lawyers face when repackaging “reality” into stories, especially into courtroom litigation stories.

[...] Years ago, like Charlie Kaufman, I attended Robert McKee’s storytelling course in New York City. Like many lawyers, I hoped to convert experiences from law practice into a screenplay I could sell to Hollywood. (Source)

Meyer has also written a book, Storytelling For Lawyers.


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