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March 30, 2020

New ABA book helps female lawyers amplify their voice in and out of the courtroom

CHICAGO, March 30, 2020 — Just published by the American Bar Association, “Her Voice in Law: A Structured Program for Lasting Vocal Transformation” by Rena Cook and Laurie Koller provides an in-depth training course for the female attorney who wants to have more vocal power. This book will help women build instant trust and rapport and have authentic command in all legal situations, including trial work.

“Her Voice” provides a deep dive into various aspects of voice and presentation, including breath, resonance, articulation and inflection for maximum impact on the jury. Its five sections — Tuning Your Instrument, Catching Their Interest, Catching Their Heart, Amplifying Through Body Language and Gesture, and Applying Voice to Everyday Legal Situations — provide a training model that yields lasting results for attorneys who desire a wider range of storytelling skills to strengthen their success in and out of the courtroom.

Cook, professor emerita at the University of Oklahoma, is a speaker, author, and voice, speech, confidence and presentation coach. She is the founder of Vocal Authority, a training consultancy that assists lawyers who want to use their voice in more commanding and authentic ways. She is also the author of “Empower Your Voice: For Women in Business, Politics and Life” and “Voice and the Young Actor.”

Koller has tried more than 100 cases in state and federal courts with several verdicts over $1 million. She is co-founder of the Women Trial Lawyers’ Collective, which sponsors retreats for women lawyers focused on mindfulness and voice. Koller is also a member of the board of advisors for the National Crime Victim Bar Association and is currently president of the Oklahoma Association for Justice.

Title:                      Her Voice in Law: A Structured Program for Lasting Vocal Transformation
Publisher:              ABA Publishing
Pages:                   212
Product Code:       1620790
ISBN:                     9781641056205
Size:                      6 x 9
Binding:                Paperback, eBook
Price:                     List $49.95; Member $39.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to John Palmer at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.


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