The only way to get ready and confident for trial

Everything you need to prepare an engaging and credible opening statement presentation.

Meet Your Instructor

Education Director and Trial Consultant Olivia Espinosa

As a career theater artist, I wear many hats- actor, playwright, director, and educator. In the last decade, I've used all my talents to help attorneys become better storytellers and trial advocates. Contributing to over $38.1 million in awards since 2022. I graduated from SDSU with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. In 2019, I was nominated for best supporting performer in a play by BroadwayWorld San Diego. I'm an honored recipient of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's most prestigious award, the Phil Killian Directing Fellowship. As an assistant director, I have learned from some of the country's most acclaimed directors including Tony Award Winner, Tina Landau. I know storytelling.

Who We've Worked With

What Lawyers Say

  • Mark C.

    Olivia is one of the best editors and framers of communication that I've come across any where. (Personal Injury Attorney)

  • Bibi B.

    I am a habitual note reader. I've never learned how to put it down and speak and engage with my audience effectively. Learning from actors and what they do, I've been able to take a bit of that on. I haven't looked at my notes in court since. (Barrister)

  • Roger K.

    I am grateful for your help in the performance aspect of the case. It was invaluable. I would like to call on you again in the future for the next one! (Personal Injury Attorney)

What You'll Learn

No gimmicks. Just real methods.

  • The #1 killer of credibility... and how to AVOID IT

  • The 3 storytelling rules that keep your audience engaged

  • How to stop sounding rehearsed- no more robotic presentations

  • Time-saving tools to familiarize and memorize your script

  • Techniques to make complex concepts understandable to your listener

  • A plan for presenting opening statements- for the rest of your career

  • Invaluable feedback and performance tips from director and trial consultation, Olivia Espinosa

The Added Perks!

Included with the purchase of our Ultimate Opening Statement Package

  • Community

    Gain access to our community of like-minded attorneys and dedicated trial coaches. Post questions, celebrate your successes and get exclusive offers for upcoming programs.

  • Prep Sheets

    Each lesson comes with a downloadable PDF with step-by-step exercises to instantly transform your real life opening statement. (you can't get it wrong!)

  • Lifetime Access

    Complete the 5-day program, then revisit and review the material as much as you want! Bonus resources are yours forever.

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  • Satisfaction Guarantee

    Acting for Trial Lawyers 100 comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee! You can participate in the course for up to 2 full lessons (Day 1 & Day 2), and if you do the work and honestly feel you didn't get any value from the experience, please email [email protected] with your completed coursework for all available Acting for Trial Lawyers 100 lessons to receive a full refund. Any request to reschedule a private coaching session must be made 48-hours in advance of the session. Failure to attend the scheduled meeting, will result in the forfeiture of the session. Requests to reschedule <48-hours before the session are up to our discretion and may result in additional costs. Questions, Concerns, Need to Reschedule? Email [email protected] and we'll be glad to help.

  • How does scheduling work?

    Everything is based on your unique schedule. Once you make your purchase, you'll receive an email with course details. There you'll have access to our scheduling calendar where you can book your private session(s). If you require specific days/times not shown, email [email protected] and we'll help you out!

  • Is this package good for all types of attorneys?

    Although we primarily work with plaintiff’s, family, and criminal defense trial lawyers, we believe this course will improve any lawyer’s ability to present an engaging narrative to their fact-finders. Our participants have spanned 30 states, Canada and the UK.

  • Will this work for oral arguments?

    Yes! Although this class is geared towards prepping opening statements, it's absolutely the same process for bringing oral arguments and closing statements to life. The tools you’ll gain are exactly the same. In fact, some of our first experiences teaching these acting techniques were for oral argument presentations.

  • What if I practice law in another country? Will it work for me?

    Absolutely! We've taught this course to attorneys in Canada and the UK. The techniques in this method will teach you how to present and engaging and emotionally connected narrative to life no matter where you practice law.