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21 01, 2020

Acting for Lawyers™ President & Founder, Gillian Drake, in Washingtonian Magazine

By |2020-01-21T15:25:50-04:00January 21st, 2020|Acting for Lawyers™, Articles|

Inside DC’s Acting School for Lawyers Where attorneys who want to get ahead learn performance techniques that aren’t taught in law school. Written by Debra Bruno Photographed by Evy Mages Published on January 7, 2020 - Gillian Drake, Founder/President of Acting for Lawyers™ Acting for Lawyers encourages attorneys to loosen up. Courtney Kasuboski, an associate [...]

5 11, 2019

Releasing Your Inner Public Speaking Rockstar

By |2020-01-21T15:21:49-04:00November 5th, 2019|Acting for Lawyers™, Witness Worries|

Sometimes a client has everything going for them as they prepare for a speech; they’ve thought about what they want to say, they’ve outlined their ideas in a clear and cogent way, they have an objective for the speech that they can articulate, they are excited to reach the audience with their message -- they [...]

14 08, 2019


By |2019-08-21T15:10:48-04:00August 14th, 2019|Acting for Lawyers™|

The single most frequently asked question of my witness consulting work, “What should I wear when I take the stand?” is also the last thing I advise on during witness preparation. This seemingly simple question requires a careful understanding of both the witness and the trial narrative in order to present the right picture to [...]

3 03, 2019

Angry Witness Part 2: His Own Worst Enemy

By |2019-08-23T23:48:28-04:00March 3rd, 2019|Witness Worries|

By far one of the angriest clients I have ever worked with was a Middle Eastern-born physician preparing to testify multiple times in his divorce proceeding. He was frustrated that his marriage was ending, that custody of the children could be disputed, and that his wife had used the allegation of spousal abuse as a [...]

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