Professional Development, Ethics, Young Lawyers Division, Skills

Essential Presentation Skills for Attorneys


Public speaking is a core leadership skill. Attorneys are expected to be comfortable in a range of virtual, in-person, formal and informal situations. Whether you’re talking to a client or speaking in court, you want to deliver a clear, confident message. Mimi Bliss of Bliss Communications has updated her highly-rated CLE on presentation skills to cover a range of professional situations.

In this on demand workshop, you’ll learn how to sharpen your message to be more concise; engage your audience; master the virtual presentation, including technology tools, lighting and set-up; and use voice, gestures and eye contact to speak effectively. Attorneys who participated in last year’s workshop said the speaking tips were actionable and relevant to lawyers.

Here is a sneak preview of the workshop. Click for links to one-minute videos with speaking tips.

Start with the Why

How to Eliminate Filler Words

Lighting for Virtual Meetings

Feedback about last year’s Essential Presentation Skills for Attorneys included “Excellent course with many simple, practical tips that I can apply daily,” “Now I know what to work on to improve my skills,” and “Really useful tips for meetings and presentations.”

This program will be rebroadcasted in December.

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and save on this course. Not a TBA member? Join now to start saving.

Some helpful tips, some can be useful if modified for a presentation in court or to a jury

Good, concise tips for presentations. Short, actionable suggestions. Excellent real world examples. Very timely.

Interesting and engaging speaker

Excellent course! Extremely informative and tips that one can actually use.

Mimi did a great job explaining what things I could be doing to improve my presentation. I will now put more thought into the camera angles on my Zoom presentations, and I will also start writing "PAUSE" in my pre-written speeches.

This presentation was very well done.

Provided interesting resources for learning more about communication skills

Helpful in getting a better understanding of being concise to keep audience focused on material I am presenting to them.


Very good on how to do an effective presentation.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 50.00
  • Non-Member: 80.00
If you are not a TBA Member, you can join now to receive CLE discount prices and three prepaid credits.

TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Viewable From Your Laptop or Mobile Device
  • Convenient CLE from your home or office
  • Convenient CLE from your home or office
  • Approved Distance Learning for 2023
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.