Pennsylvania Bar Session Focuses On Literature And The Law

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 00:00

PBI has planned a seminar titled The Law and Literature: Why Thinking like a Storyteller and not a Lawyer Will Help You Win Jury Trials. The event is being held Monday, December 7, at the PBI CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

The session will begin at 12:30 p.m. and adjourn at 4:45 p.m.

Attendees will explore the insights of some of the greatest authors of all time and discuss both the enduring questions and everyday realities of practicing law. Learn from Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Franz Kafka, Albert Camus and Sophocles about the nature of justice, appropriate punishments, and balancing the needs of society, clients and yourselves.

Learn from Atticus Finch and Harold Rumpole about such concerns as representing an unpopular client and the ethical dilemmas of being a sole practitioner. A literary and legal analysis of classic works will be the focus as well as the theoretical and practical arguments these great works hold for lawyers.

The presenter is David P. Cross, who has practiced criminal law in Philadelphia for over 15 years, working for the Defender's Association for seven years prior to opening his own law offices. Mr. Cross is also a freelance author who writes about literary subjects.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register for the seminar, call (800) 932-4637 or visit