For Immediate Release

@ACTLAW Hits Twitter Milestone, Surpasses 5,000 Followers

ACT of Communication®, Leaders in Trial and Legal Advocacy Surpasses Follower Base of Many Legal Organizations and Grows Its Social Media by Leaps and Bounds

Culver City, CA - March 5, 2012
ACT of Communication®, the leader in trial and legal advocacy, reaches its first 5,000 follower milestone on Twitter. In less than one year on the popular micro-blogging site, @actlaw the ACT of Communication® Twitter has reached over 5,000 followers organically and continues to grow at a swift pace. Since 1977, the founders of ACT of Communication®, Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James, have brought state-of-the-art trial communication skills to over 30,000 attorneys and their witnesses. Today, ACT of Communication® continues to lead the legal industry in trial consulting by utilizing technology like social media platforms to educate, engage and communicate with legal professionals around the world.

Twitter is a very important online channel for the company’s marketing, public relations, client relations, and social networking efforts. Through this platform, ACT of Communication® has reached out and stepped closer to its audience and clients, engaging them into conversations, soliciting feedback to improve its programs and workshops, replying to mentions and inquiries, connecting with bloggers and online media, and going beyond the use of Twitter as a social networking tool that makes the company stand out in the legal community.

Katherine James, the author of ACT of Communication®’s Twitter @actlaw artistically utilizes the platform to build its brand, educate the community on issues relating to trial and legal advocacy and to tap into the collective knowledge of her followers and learn new insights.   Katherine is especially dedicated on engaging her followers into conversations outside of Twitter to gain a better understanding on what they think, say and feel about current legal issues, and to realize how she can enhance ACT of Communication®’s services and programs to best fit the needs of today’s client. 

“We are thrilled and grateful to have one of the fastest growing legal microblogging sites on Twitter,” said Alan Blumenfeld, Founder of ACT of Communication®. “With social media vehicles like Twitter and Facebook, we are able to communicate and to connect with a wider audience.  This is just one more way we are using technology to educate and to engage people who are in the legal world on “What Can Lawyers Learn from Actors?SM.”

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About the Author, Katherine James

Katherine James has a BFA from Illinois Weslyan University where she graduated Phi Kappa Phi, Summa Cum Laude. She received her MFA at the American Conservatory Theater where she studied as a classical theater actor and began creating original work and adaptations of classical literature. She continued that writing when she created the Free Association Theater, of which she continues as resident writer, director, actor and producer.

For almost 40 years, Katherine has studied the rhetoric of performance as well as human behavior and learning theory. Using this knowledge she, and her partner and husband Alan Blumenfeld, have grown ACT of COMMUNICATION® into the premiere trial consulting firm recognized as the leader in the Art of Advocacy. Katherine has been a part of trial teams that have brought more than 1,000 cases to trial and has helped prepare hundreds of witnesses.

Katherine is on the Board of the American Society of Trial Consultants where she has served on the Standards and Practices Committee. Having served as the board liaison for The Education and Professional Visibility Committees, she is currently board liaison for the Membership Committee. For ASTC, Katherine is a frequent lecturer on both the practices of consultants and on the business of trial consulting. As an instructor and teacher, Katherine is invited to conduct workshops and seminars all over the country and throughout the world, having recently taught in Canada and Australia. All of her workshops and seminars are hands-on, participatory courses on the many areas of consulting in which she is considered as an expert and master. These include her specialty of Witness Preparation as well as Voire Dire and Trial Skills.

As a professional actor and writer, Katherine has appeared on stages throughout the country and on film and television. She continues her busy acting and writing career as a member of the Seedlings Program at Theatricum Botanicum as well as writing and directing original plays in Los Angeles and elsewhere as the Founding Director of her company Free Association Theater.

About ACT of Communication

Founded in 1977, ACT of COMMUNICATION® is the premier trial consulting firm specializing in live communication. Setting a new standard in the art of advocacy, ACT of Communication® had trained thousands of attorneys in workshop settings, continuing legal education (CLE) accredited classes and private trial consultation, with precise theatrical techniques to optimize results in trial, mediation, arbitration or other professional appearances – from witness preparation, depositions or negotiation conferences, trial strategy, judge and juror communications, to orchestrating opening and closing statements.