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Online Improv For Lawyers

March 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

$5 – $25


Improv is about being present in the moment, listening, thinking fast on your feet, and collaborating with others. Practicing law requires much of the same skill set. Join veteran deputy public defender from the Bay Area, Alfred Spielmann and Merlin Works Founder Shana Merlin as they lead you through hands-on activities that can strengthen your practice, refresh your spirit, and lighten your load.

Online Improv For Lawyers
Wednesday, March  24 | 1 – 2:30pm
with Shana Merlin and Alfred Spielmann
Price: $20


About The Teachers:

Alfred Spielmann graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and has been a criminal defense trial attorney for 25 years, representing thousands of clients and trying high-level felony cases. He has studied improvisaiton at Second City, iO Chicago, Merlin Works, The Nest, Magnet, People’s Improv Theatre, Comedysportz, Made Up Theatre, Leela, Jimmy Carrane, Synergy, Groundlings and other schools. His undergraduate degree is in Radio/Television and he has also worked in radio, as a newspaper reporter, and commercial copywriter, as an actor or extra in movies and television and was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune.

The founder of Merlin Works, Shana Merlin is one of the most experienced and effective improv teachers in Texas. Presenting and performing nationwide, some of her clients have included Dell, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs, The University of Texas and Deloitte. Winner of “Best Improv Teacher” in Austin from the Austin Improv Collective, Shana founded Merlin Works, in 2003 to provide custom training, interactive presentations, and comedy shows to businesses and organizations using improvisation. Some of her most requested programs are on the topics of team building, communication, sales, persuasion, leadership, making meetings matter, medical communications, and creativity. Shana is a lecturer in the College of Medicine Texas A&M University and an associate at the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas.

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March 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$5 – $25
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