Archive for Mediation

Improv and Persuasion

The need to be persuasive to a jury or judge in a trial is a basic for trial attorneys. The same goes for mediators who need to create an environment of agreement for clients. In “Using Improvised Persuasion to Achieve Your Goals”, Skip Prichard shares some insights about sales and improvisation. A New Approach to Persuasion […]

The book, “Improvisational Negotiation” by Jeffrey Krivis is an excellent resource guide to mediators and those attorneys involved in ADR — and I use it as a resource in my Improv for Lawyers workshops.


Doing improv on any stage is exactly what you should do to be successful in your legal career—as a litigator and mediator. I am  not only a comedian, but an improv actor, lawyer and professional speaker. Improv helps in all of them. “Try to keep your mind open to possibilities and your mouth closed on […]

Why Lawyers Should Take Improv Classes

The first time I stepped into an improv class was in 1979. It was even before I did stand-up comedy, and I had no idea what improv was. I was working as an agent for a college booking agency, and was asked by the First Amendment Comedy Troupe in New York to audition them for […]

TEAM-BUILDING through IMPROVISATION – 33 improv techniques that help lawyers as litigators, mediators & negotiators!

TEAM-BUILDING through IMPROVISATION Improvisation is the invention or fabrication of a story or line of logic using a given set of parameters. In theatre training, actors learn human behavior skills so that they can apply intention to visible action in order to create interaction that appears real in given situations. In a law practice, similar skills […]

Improvisational Theater Skills for Lawyers