Developing Alternative Skills with a PurposeOn March 15, 2021 by Schnader
Jay Evans published an article, “Developing Alternative Skills with a Purpose,” in the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) In-House Defense Quarterly (Winter 2021). Evans is a member of DRI’s Appellate Advocacy Committee and Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee. DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.
He wrote: “As litigators, we must continue to build and hone our skills in order to provide the best possible work product and economic value to our clients. We must sharpen our skills at trying cases, at negotiating cases, and managing complex litigation portfolios. One way to do that is to focus on nontraditional training. With the number of potential trials dropping, let’s look for ways to sharpen the mind and skills that we can integrate with our practice.
About six years ago, I began to enter the world of improve comedy. Above and beyond stress release and focus, training in improv comedy also provides some great toolkits for litigators.”