Episode 25: Chris Trundy on How to Tap Into Your Own Greatness in Trial Law
“It was a real struggle for me, because I like to do things my own way, and going into courtrooms and watching people try cases when I first started trying cases, you would watch people try this formula, and they would ask questions the same way because that’s the way the law firms taught younger lawyers and it was handed down and I would say ‘why do you have to do it that way’ and they would say ‘because that’s the way we do it’. So a lot of what I’ve really enjoyed with TLC is that it has really unleashed the ability to approach the practice of law and particularly trials and creativity.” – Chris Trundy, 2002 TLC Grad & Faculty Member
Chris Trundy is a Massachusetts trial lawyer and one of the faculty co-leaders at the upcoming Psychodrama for Lawyers Seminar. Chris ’s fascination with trial law comes from the creativity and flow of a well-told story and how it can help you win. We talk about how you can’t simply imitate the greats and expect to win. We then dive into what you can study in order to create consistent results in the courtroom, how you can tap into your own greatness in the courtroom and what are the subtleties that make the difference in the outcome of a case.
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Chris Trundy is a 2002 graduate of the Trial Lawyers College and has been on the faculty since 2009. After his TLC graduation, Chris regularly participated in annual graduate and regional programs to understand and use the TLC methods and psychodramatic techniques in every aspect of representing people in court accused of serious crimes, victims of negligence, and workplace discrimination. He uses methods from the outset of every case by ‘Discovering the Story’ with his client from the first interview, re-discovering the story continuously throughout his preparation, and inviting his opponent and the judge to reverse roles with his client during trial. He consistently encourages his jury to exercise their great power to right a betrayal.
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