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10.2.2018   |   Articles / Publications

Appellate Issues: “Judicial Narratology: What Appellate Lawyers and Judges Can and Should Learn from Hollywood”

Birmingham-based Partner, Devin C. Dolive, published an article for the Council of Appellate Lawyers’ 2018 Fall Edition of Appellate Issues. The article is titled, “Judicial Narratology: What Appellate Lawyers and Judges Can and Should Learn from Hollywood.”

The 2017 AJEI Summit went to Southern California, home of the entertainment industry. In return, the entertainment industry came to the AJEI Summit-and in the flesh, at that. This year’s Summit attendees heard from Jonathan Shapiro, a scriptwriter, producer, and attorney. He shared video clips from his current series, Goliath, and shared clips of William Shatner playing Denny Crane in The Practice/Boston Legal. But Shapiro’s presentation at the AJEI Summit did not consist merely of Hollywood “war stories.” He had a vital point to get across to the lawyers and judges in attendance: stories matter.

Read the full article, “Judicial Narratology: What Appellate Lawyers and Judges Can and Should Learn from Hollywood” written by Devin Dolive, at the American Bar Association’s website.

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