< back to full list of articles
How to Write Courtroom Scenes for Novels, Movies, & TV

or Article Tags


CourtroomThis program will examine what really happens in courtrooms, from jury selection, opening statements and cross-examination to objections, closing arguments and appeal. The way great lawyers and judges actually behave, and how their behavior impacts who wins and who loses will also be discussed. Current TV,movies and novels often get it wrong and this program will teach you how to take the reality and mine it for even better drama.


Charles (“Chuck”) Rosenberg is the author of two best-selling legal thrillers, DEATH ON A HIGH FLOOR and LONG KNIVES (Thomas & Mercer). Prior to starting to write novels, Chuck was the credited legal script consultant to four of TV’s most popular legal shows: The Paper Chase, L.A. Law, The Practice, and Boston Legal. He is also the author of THE TRIAL OF O.J.: HOW TO WATCH THE TRIAL AND UNDERSTAND WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON (Publishing Partners) and was a full- time on-air legal analyst for E! TV’s coverage of the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials. Chuck has taught many law school courses on legal procedure and other subjects. He is a graduate of Antioch College and Harvard Law School.


Validation for free self-parking in the Galleria complex will be available for a limited number of attendees on a first come, first serve basis.


CLA Members – $10 online, $15 at the door
CLA Student/Senior Members – $5 online, $10 at the door
General Admission – $20 online, $25 at the door

Connect With Us

1020 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Suite 204 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
P: 310-546-1818 F: 310-546-3939 E: info@IBPA-online.org
© Independent Book Publishers Association