Developing the skills required for being a quality attorney takes a lot more than is taught in law school. The first time that an attorney enters a courtroom, everything is new. Each person that they interact with is a new challenge and often the younger attorneys can be taken by surprise, and it is their clients that are harmed.
Through role playing, our professional actors can assist attorneys in a variety of ways to simulate situations that they will find themselves in. We can walk them through those scenarios and make them more comfortable with it for when the real event will occur. This can take a variety of forms, including:
Depositions. One of the more common activities for cases is the deposition. Often this takes place in unusual locations or under strange circumstances. The participants in the room can be off-putting and the human element can be costly. Professional actors can play the variety of characters that may be in the room and help an attorney to gain greater control over the situation.
Witness Prep Training. Attorneys have to prepare their witnesses for what is to come. THEY improv not only can teach an attorney how better to prepare witnesses but can also provide a variety of characters that would appear in the courtroom to help walk potential witnesses through the process. The less flustered the witness might be the more likely they are to come across as sincere and truthful.
Mock Trials. Sometimes an attorney needs a backdrop to try different things in front of a live courtroom. THEY improv can breathe life into a mock trial with the characters you would have. This can allow for experimentation and repetition until the lawyer finds the correct strategic approach to achieve success. We can bring judges, jurors, opposing counsel and others depending on budget and desire for reality.
Class Action Members. One of the most lucrative areas of the law is the class action suit. When engaging in a class action law suit, one of the greatest challenges is dealing with members of the action. THEY improv can provide people to act as if they are members of the class to challenge the attorneys to connect with them and see things from their perspective. It's a great way to prepare for larger meetings of groups of members of the class as well as to meet with them one on one.
Transcript Readings. Reading hours and hours of transcripts can lose the human element. THEY improv can provide actors to help bring transcripts to life and assist attorneys in having a better understanding of the content.
Voir Dire. For trial attorneys, one of the larger challenges is the selection of jurors. THEY improv can create a Voir Dire situation to assist lawyers in learning how to interact with prospective jurors to read their intentions.
Jury Science. Beyond the simple Voir Dire procedure, we can work with attorneys to help them read prospective jurors and guide the procedure to finding winning strategies for particular juries.
Law Enforcement. Going beyond the trial, we can help recreate cases through playing law enforcement officials walking through their actions, criminals in their actions or replaying past scenarios to train officers of the court as well as law enforcement how to enforce the law within the boundaries of acceptable behavior.
Brainstorming. Throwing ideas around can be a daunting task. We can provide creative people to help this process or to teach your attorneys how to be more creative themselves. Likewise, these players can take on more specific roles to come up with ideas from a particular type of person's perspective.
We understand the need for confidentiality and review all such agreements to ensure a level of secrecy to maintain your relationship with your clients. We will usually not take control of work product and rather not take any material off-location to help ensure our relationships with our clients. Simply ask us for more information about how far we will go to protect our clients.
Whether for Appellate, Business, Civil, Constitutional, Criminal, Entertainment, Family (including Trusts, Estates, Divorce, Elder and Juvenile), Intellectual Property, Medical, Military, Securities or Tax Law, or any of the other branches, we either already have a program that can assist practitioners or can develop a special program to improve performance.
Locations. We have people already in most major cities around the country or can make arrangements if needed. This includes the top cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte and practically anywhere else you can imagine. We also have access to Canada, Mexico and the islands of the Caribbean if you would like to conduct something while at a retreat. Simply contact us to find out how we can help you.
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