Lawyer’s Improv Workshop Sales Page2024-05-25T20:01:32-07:00

How to take back the reins of
your focus, narrative and witness

(No boring books, lectures or high-pressure stakes included)

Improv for Lawyers

Why
Lawyer’s Improv Workshop?

You can control a lot of things but let’s face it, some days your job feels like a runaway train. If you’ve ever said something like…

  • My mind gets so caught up in my next question, I miss what the witness is saying
  • Fear and self-doubt are consistent voices in my head
  • Staying focused is a challenge when I’ve got a ton of stuff on my to-do list
  • I’m worried I’m going to make a mistake that costs my client’s case
  • Constructive cross is something I’ve read about but I’m hesitant to test it out in court

Then you’re like 95% of the attorneys we work with.

The good news? The curveballs, anxiety and distractions don’t have to own you anymore. In fact, you can use them to your advantage. So, the next time your witness, client or judge goes off track, they won’t pull you down with them.

Who Teaches
Lawyers Improv Workshop?

Lawyer’s Improv Workshop is co-created and led by Steve Hohman and Olivia Espinosa.

We’ve been cross-examined over 1,500 times by attorneys in 30 states, Canada, and the UK. That’s just as much, or MORE, than any expert witness you’ll ever face. The difference- we want to use our powers for good. Since 2022, we’ve consulted on cases resulting in over $38.1 MILLION in awards and a full acquittal– eliminating a 100-year prison sentence.

Our #1 mission is to lift voices that need to be heard. And we know it fuels you too. Lawyer’s Improv Workshop combines our expertise to give you all the tools you need to master constructive cross- the most effective way to turn every witness into an asset for your case.

Trust us, when you use these techniques on us as witnesses-we don’t stand a chance against you. Our workshop is a FUN, structured way to practice the skills that make a powerful impact on your case without the stress of the courtroom.

What You’ll Learn:

  • 1

    The #1 way to turn EVERY witness into YOUR witness

  • 2

    Actor’s tools to calm over-thinking and keep you actively listening

  • 3

    Witness control techniques that will actually save you time

  • 4

    The ultimate 3-step formula for crafting an impactful cross on the fly, perfect for those last-minute surprise witnesses

  • 5

    3 keys of constructive cross that will triple your effectiveness in the courtroom… AND BEYOND

What You’ll Get:

  • Improv exercises that directly translate to making you a better lawyer

  • Low stakes, FUN and safe environment to practice

  • A community of attorneys from all over the country cheering you on

  • TONS of behind-the-scenes intel about what your witness and fact-finder are really thinking

  • A downloadable PDF containing all the concepts and insider tips covered in this course so you can revisit them any time

Feel confident you’re not leaving $$$ on the table by missing opportunities to control your witness and narrative.

NEXT SESSION:
Lawyer’s Improv Workshop

When: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Where: On Zoom
Time:  8am-12pm PT | 11am-3pm ET
Cost: $279

*This is a small group class. Your active participation, attention and collaboration is essential.

What participants are saying about Lawyer’s Improv Workshop

Who We’ve Worked With

Is Lawyer’s Improv Workshop right for me?

Lawyer’s Improv Workshop is NOT for you if…

  • You’re looking for a magic pill to win every case, every time.

  • You don’t think there’s anything you need to improve in your practice.

  • You missed your calling and would rather be an actor.

BUT Lawyer’s Improv Workshop is perfect for you if…

  • You’re ready to make a breakthrough in your practice- and have FUN doing it.

  • You know there’s no such thing as “winging it” in the courtroom.

  • You want to provide the best possible outcome for your clients- even if you’ve never been to trial.

LEARN MORE about what to expect from our improv workshops.

Sign up and get 4-hours of General MCLE credit!

CLASS IS LIMITED TO ONLY 8 PARTICIPANTS.

NEXT SESSION:
Lawyer’s Improv Workshop

When: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Where: On Zoom
Time:  8am-12pm PT | 11am-3pm ET
Cost: $279

*This is a small group class. Your active participation, attention and collaboration is essential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t improv and acting about not being truthful?2023-10-02T23:45:27-07:00

Actors are constantly searching for truth and honesty in their performances.  Great improv actors are the same. By living in the moment, we are looking to react authentically as we discover our story on stage.  We’ve taken the best theater tools and techniques that translate directly to your craft as a trial lawyer, so you can also be completely locked in and honest in the courtroom… because your best super power is being YOU.

My work is serious. Isn’t improv for people who want to be funny?2023-10-02T23:49:46-07:00

Your work is serious and we’re NOT trying to turn any of our students into comedians. However, we do believe that people learn best when they’re having fun. Our goal is to help you strengthen proven trial techniques for client consults, depos, directs and constructive cross-examinations. If you’re interested in creating quirky characters or speaking gibberish, this class is not for you.

Can I take the class if I’m a law student or have never been to trial?2023-10-03T00:17:02-07:00

Absolutely. In some ways, you are at a huge advantage by starting to learn trial skills with us. These techniques are used by some of the preeminent trial lawyers in the country.  Since you don’t have years of bad habits, you’ll start your journey as a trial lawyer more disciplined and focused.

What if I’ve already taken this class?2023-10-03T00:19:21-07:00

If you’ve ever been to the gym, you know it takes time to build lasting muscle strength. Building strong trial skills requires the same attention. Although you may not be surprised by the material covered, you’ll be surprised at how much more you’re able to master these skills by revisiting them over and over again. Many of our participants return to class 3-4 times per year.

What if I’ve already taken improv somewhere else?2023-10-03T00:22:38-07:00

Although there’s some universality to improv techniques, you haven’t experienced them like this before. We’ve cut out anything that doesn’t translate to your work as a lawyer- like being a comedian. Instead, we teach Haus-made improv exercises you won’t see anywhere else. In fact, some improv exercises have been custom made as a direct response to challenges participants face in client consults, depos and cross-examination.

Does improv work on Zoom?2023-10-03T11:02:09-07:00

Yes!  Just like virtual depositions or trials, Zoom has become an effective way to conduct your practice and learn trial skills.  We’ve perfected the experience so the virtual environment melts away. The win- all the benefits of a trial skills class without sitting in traffic. Plus, you can meet attorneys from all over the country.

Check out these quotes from participants about the zoom environment:

“With Zoom, we may not be able to use full-body movement but we can use our faces, heads and hands. And the courts increasingly require us to appear on a monitor anyway, so it’s good to be home on screen for examining witnesses. You managed the occasional technological hiccups really professionally with minimal disruption.” – Susie I., Berkeley, CA

“I was pleasantly surprised at how well zoom improv worked :)” – Danielle S., San Diego CA

“I think in-person is tough to beat. I do not however enjoy the time to travel and Zoom works better than I would have thought prior to the pandemic. I feel the workshop is very beneficial via Zoom.” – Russ G., Santa Barbara, CA

Didn’t I learn this in law school?2023-10-03T11:11:04-07:00

Although you’ve probably been instructed to use similar techniques, the methods we use to weave performance and practical trial skills will elevate your ability to command the courtroom and react effectively to the unexpected.  After working with several law schools and their mock trial teams, we can speak with confidence that this training is unlike anything being taught in law school.

Is it normal to be nervous about taking an improv class?2023-10-03T11:13:11-07:00

Yes, it’s perfectly normal. In fact, we still get nervous before performing improv on stage. Most class participants usually feel any nervousness melt away after the first exercise.  Our priority is to make every workshop a positive and supportive environment so you are fully focused on learning career-changing-skills.

How does the MCLE credit work?2023-10-03T11:26:38-07:00

We currently have approval from the Indiana Supreme Court to offer 4 general MCLE credits for Lawyer’s Improv Workshop. We provide you with all the support materials you need to submit to your state bar association and petition for credit.

Can improv really help me as a lawyer?2023-10-03T19:45:11-07:00

Yes! And… Our specialty is creating improv exercises that directly translate to a problem or challenge that trial lawyers face, and in the last 9 years we’ve seen just about everything you’re up against. Each exercise has been specially curated to make you a better advocate for your client- even when all the odds are against you. Whether you’ve never been to trial, want to get pumped for an upcoming depo/cross, or just want to get passionate about your work again- this class is designed to benefit you.

But you don’t know the law, how can you help me?2023-10-03T19:52:14-07:00

That’s right and we don’t pretend to be lawyers. That’s why we invite one of our workshop alumni to be our “lawyer moderator” during our 4-hour workshop. They take part in the exercises and discussions to help connect the techniques and strategies you learn in this class to your actual experience in the courtroom.

And while we may not be lawyers, we are trial consultants. Since 2022 we’ve contributed to our clients’ successes in the courtroom by providing consultation on cases leading to over $27 MILLION in verdicts.

I’ve never done anything like this before, is that OK?2023-10-09T22:30:25-07:00

Yes! No experience is needed.  We clearly introduce and model each exercise, so you can maximize your time learning the techniques and strategies instead of trying to figure out how to complete the exercise.  Our aim is to make every part of the class accessible to all our students.

Do you offer scholarships?2023-11-12T11:53:12-08:00

Yes, we offer scholarships for certain circumstances. To find out if you qualify please email Steve@hausimprov.com.

What kind of lawyers do you work with?2023-11-12T12:20:28-08:00

Although we primarily work with plaintiff’s, family, and criminal defense trial lawyers, we believe this workshop will improve any lawyer’s ability to succeed in their practice. Our participants have spanned 30 states, Canada and the UK.

Can I observe a class?2023-11-13T15:09:04-08:00

Due to our privacy policy for registered participants, we do not allow non-registered participants to observe or audit our workshops.

What is your cancellation policy?2023-11-13T16:31:05-08:00

Once a participant is registered with payment, any cancellations made 30-10 days prior to the workshop date will be subject to a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 10 days prior to the workshop. However, if you change your mind within 48 hours of purchase, we will refund your full amount.

Additionally, enrollment for our online courses are fully transferable up to 24 hours before the workshop. Just reach out to us to let us know if you’d like to have a colleague take your space or transfer your registration to a future online session.

Do you offer a longer class?2023-11-27T19:59:37-08:00

Absolutely! We offer a multi-week Lawyer’s Improv Workout. It includes everything we teach in our 4-hour class plus extra exercises that dive deeper into helping you build a detailed fact-by-fact narrative and construct mic-dropping improvised trilogies.

Having issues with your purchase? Still not sure if this is for you? That’s OK! Contact us and we’ll answer any other questions you have.

Mistakes welcome in this class…
that’s where the transformation happens.

CLASS IS LIMITED TO ONLY 8 PARTICIPANTS.

NEXT SESSION:
Lawyer’s Improv Workshop

When: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Where: On Zoom
Time:  8am-12pm PT | 11am-3pm ET
Cost: $279

*This is a small group class. Your active participation, attention and collaboration is essential.

Cancellation Policy:

Once a participant is registered with payment, any cancellations made 30-10 days prior to the workshop date will be subject to a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 10 days prior to the workshop.  However, if you change your mind within 48 hours of purchase, we will refund your full amount. 

Additionally, enrollment for our online courses are fully transferable up to 24 hours before the workshop. Just reach out to us to let us know if you’d like to have a colleague take your space or transfer your registration to a future online session.

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