So! Friday morning I have to interview a “client” in front of a camera. The assignment is for my Clinic seminar. The client is an actor or actress and the entire exercise is to help us, as student attorneys, to learn what we are doing right and wrong while interviewing clients and witnesses. We’ll receive a DVD after the fact (as will our professors), and we’ll all sit down to discuss what we see. The good news is that the class never sees other students’ DVDs, but the bad news is the professors get to watch them. Oy.
And I’m not like, frightened by the camera (although some people may argue I should be), but I hate hearing myself speak. I sound like Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny because of this hard-to-shake Long Island accent and, well, that’s mortifying.