Within minutes after Dr. Ludiker takes the podium, an extraordinary suspension of lawyer-seriousness brightens the room. He is an expert, an expert on everything, and his hubris is apparent to everyone but himself. Oblivious to howls of laughter, Ludiker pontificates absurdly onward; discussing clients, billing, recruiting, mentoring, development, compensation, family and any other topic that might mine the potentially hilarious tension within the audience at hand. Every talk seems tailor-made (and some are); every audience is uniquely addressed, everyone cracks up, always.
After hundreds such impressive occasions, Ludiker has developed a deservedly fond following both inside and outside the legal world. His talks are more than funny; they’re smart and relevant to the peculiarities of life in one of the world’s most demanding and misunderstood professions. Ludiker audiences take away much, much more from a performance than they would from a comedy-club jokester: highlights are quoted long afterward, and colleagues return to the office buoyant from having laughed together —at long last —as hard as they’ve worked.