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Call Your Next Witness - When Standup and Jury Selection Meet (Mike Rabinowitz)

September 30, 2021

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How similar are jury selection and performing stand-up comedy?   This question has probably occurred to anyone who has ever selected a jury, particularly in a civil case where there is no judicial presence in the room.  In this episode of <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/call-your-next-witness/id1552130914"><strong>Call Your Next Witness</strong></a>, we have the perfect guest to delve into this topic with us!

<span>Mike Rabinowitz is no stranger to being in front of an audience, whether he is selecting a jury, or headlining at a New York City comedy club as a stand-up comic.   The similarities between selecting a civil jury and trying to entertain an audience as a comedian are striking, in that you have a captive audience, and you need to use the spoken word to engage them.   Mike is uniquely qualified to opine on those similarities, having been a trial attorney AND a standup for several years.  In fact, his experience as a trial attorney prompted him to try his hand at standup, which eventually resulted in Mike being a headlining comedian -- which is one of the most exclusive clubs there is.   He offers some great jury selection tips as well - worth a listen to all trial attorneys!</span>

If you have questions about the podcast, or would like to be a guest, please contact <a href="mailto:BGibbons@wcmlaw.com">Brian Gibbons</a> or <a href="mailto:GCoats@wcmlaw.com">Georgia Coats</a>.

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