For Immediate Release



Culver City, CA - May 20, 2014
ACT of Communication®, leader in trial consulting and legal advocacy is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of its highly accredited CLE program WHAT CAN LAWYERS LEARN FROM ACTORSsm THE ART OF ADVOCACY IN THE 21ST CENTURYsm. ACT of Communication® is the first company to demonstrate the connections between theater and law to educate lawyers to become experts in their live performance skills in and out of the courtroom.

For the past 35 years, ACT of Communication® has provided attorneys with legal education in a variety of formats from live workshops to DVDs to online programs. Today, ACT of Communication® released an instructive, educational and enlightening CLE program to provide lawyers with practical skills that can be used immediately. In this edition, ACT of Communication® gives attention to the convergence of technology in and out of the courtroom. Creators of the program, Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James continue to educate attorneys on how to improve performance skills in and out of the courtroom while integrating today’s changing technology into their law practice. As ACT of Communication® continues to be the leader in its CLE accredited education and programs, the mission is to develop an attorney’s full potential as an exceptional advocate.

What Can Lawyers Learn From Actorssm The Art Of Advocacy In The 21st Centurysm is a three-part series available via an online program or as a set of DVDs at

  • SESSION I: Acting Like A Human Being Skills: In Storytelling and Demeanor focuses on openings, closings and motions.
  • SESSION II: Exploring The Actor’s Tools For Persuasion: Body, Voice and Words zeros in on stance, gesture and movement; vocal inflection; orchestration; rhythm of language and closing argument.
  • SESSION III: Active Questioning: How To Control Juror Focus and Witness Dynamics with Acting Techniques concentrates on deposition, voire dire, direct and cross.

Founder Katherine James says, “We are so excited about this new online series. When we first started our business 35 plus years ago, VHS was still in its infancy. Through the years, we've gone from video to DVD to online and can't wait to see what lies ahead!”

“We continue to utilize the use of technology such as online schools, webcasts, Skype and webinars to make it more accessible and affordable for attorneys and law firms. Our programs are still interactive and offer attorneys a fresh perspective on live communication and performance skills. I will also say, our programs are not just educational but the most fun way to get CLE credits, just ask our clients,” Alan Blumenfeld, Founder of ACT of Communication® says.

Since 1977, the founders of ACT of Communication®, Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James, have brought state-of-the-art trial communication skills to over 35,000 attorneys and their witnesses. Through interactive seminars, workshops, teleconferences, webcasts and one-on-ones, ACT of Communication® trains attorneys and legal professionals how to develop his or her own natural style, rhythm and mannerisms, and how to exploit them so he or she maximizes his or her expressivity—whether speaking with a client, a colleague, a judge or a jury. Alan and Katherine teach practical and valuable skills that result in an improvement in courtroom performance and a successful outcome in the verdict.

For more information about ACT of Communication® and their services, visit

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® trains thousands of attorneys in-person, online, via video and 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. To learn more please visit