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Improv Comedy and the Practice of Law

The following is from guest blogger Tommy Galan, a former trial attorney and the current Director of Corporate Programming at The Peoples Improv Theater in New York City, where he teaches Improv(ed) Legal Skills, a CLE that shows attorneys how to use the tool of improvisation.

For six years, life has been nothing but eat, sleep and breathe this case.  You collect yourself.  The first line of your opening statement flows like poetry…and then your mind goes blank.  Your face is flush, and your hands clam up.  All eyes are on you.  What do you do?  Improvise.