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 [...]

14 02, 2019

Three Qualities of an Effective Voice

By |2019-08-21T14:44:51-04:00February 14th, 2019|Acting for Lawyers™|

Our voices tell a listener our history, whether we know it or not. Subconsciously we convey from where we hail, how we communicated with our families growing up, what our peers were like and what they are like now, who we defer to, how we express ourselves in stressful situations, and what we do to [...]

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