SOURCE: ACT of Communication

July 16, 2007 09:00 ET

ACT of Communication Kicks Off the 30th Anniversary Season in Artistic Style

CULVER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2007) - ACT of Communication, the leading premier trial consulting firm, kicked off its 30th anniversary season with a celebration at Café Des Artistes. Founders Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James have brought 30 years of excellence as groundbreaking consultants in the art of advocacy, bringing theater to the Law and Law to the theater. Sharing in the festivities were prominent Los Angeles attorneys and innovative entertainers. During the event, guests gathered together to toast the 30 years of success and preview a brief interlude from the lively new play "Olympus" by Katherine James.

"We have been clients of Act of Communication since its inception, and from the beginning our presentations and ultimate recoveries were enhanced and increased as a result of their workshops, training and communication concepts," said Barry Pollack and Nancy Adel of The Law Offices of Adel and Pollack. "In today's climate of public skepticism and distrust, preparing a case for jury trial without Katherine and Alan may well approach client neglect."

Alan and Katherine have provided state-of-the-art trial communication skills to over 30,000 attorneys and their witnesses for the past 30 years. As professionals who make a living in film, television and theatre, the company's founders and associates have appeared in hundreds of television shows, scores of films, and with dozens of repertory companies and theaters throughout the world. Over the past thirty years, they have also become expert legal consultants through the careful study of learning theory and education theory, as well as the study of human behavior -- how people learn, how jurors learn and how they deliberate.

"We are thrilled to be celebrating our 30th Anniversary Season with our friends and clients who have supported us through the years," said Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James, the Founders of ACT of Communication. "We look forward to continue to bring cutting-edge communication techniques and education to the law arena."

Beginning this year, ACT of Communication will expand to provide four legal workshops annually in California. The workshops will serve attorneys from all over the country who are interested in developing their full potential as advocates. Additionally, the workshops will fulfill 12-48 hours of C.L.E. requirements including ethics, substance abuse and more. For more information and details about the workshops please visit the website at

About ACT of Communication

Founded in 1977, ACT of Communication® is the premier trial consulting firm specializing in live communication. People learn best through a story. And jurors are people. In court most attorneys forget that they are one person telling a story to a group of people. Taking that jury group of strangers and unifying them, with a compelling factual story, is the primary job of the trial lawyer. Teaching lawyers how to tell stories effectively is the job of ACT of Communication®. Finding the stories within each case -- the overall theme, the story of each witness, and the story of their client -- is the primary objective.

ACT of Communication® is an innovator in legal and trial consulting. Translating ideas, opinions, research and facts into the live three-dimensional event of a trial is the challenge to the attorney. The attorney is called upon to assume the tasks of writer, director and actor, but unfortunately is only trained in the rules and procedures of the law. Employing the full spectrum of verbal and non-verbal communication skills is the province of the performing artist. ACT of Communication provides this training to lawyers. Learning these techniques is essential to lawyers becoming better skilled in their profession -- lawyers who win more cases; lawyers who create better settlements; lawyers who connect as people with jurors, clients and judges.

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