Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc., is a legal communication consulting firm providing professional development for lawyers. We teach persuasion and advocacy for litigators and public speaking skills for transactional attorneys. Founded by Brian K. Johnson in 1980, our company trains lawyers—and only lawyers—through lectures, small group workshops, and individual coachings, and by serving on the faculties of trial advocacy skills and appeals programs. Our books, on-demand videos, and articles support our techniques for public speaking, advocacy, and mock trial training. Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter are the principal consultants. Our company is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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We’re excited to announce that our  communication skills books for attorneys are now available as audiobooks! The Articulate Advocate: Persuasive Skills for Lawyers in Trials, Appeals, Arbitrations, and Motions and The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers are now available through most major audiobook vendors. Listen to samples of each title below! The Articulate Advocate:Persuasive Skills for Lawyers in Trials, Appeals, Arbitrations, and Motions, Second Edition By Brian K. Johnson & Marsha HunterCrown King Books;…
by Brian K. Johnson I recently observed a participant in one of our speaking skills programs, a guy well over six feet, who spent way too much time leaning on the lectern and touching the floor with one toe as he did so. All three “beginnings” I witnessed him present included a false start where his first sentence was mangled. His words didn’t flow because his hands didn’t flow; they were stuck grasping the lectern.…
by Brian K. Johnson I had an excellent follow-up question from a participant in a recent program. I thought it would be worth sharing my response here. His question was: “Regarding the ‘structured improvisation’ method – what do you do if you say something you shouldn’t (a gaff), but it is too late to take it back because the audience has already heard the first few words?” It Happens to Everyone First, I think it’s…