What Can Lawyers Learn from Actors?

The Lawyer In Monologue 
(Openings, Closings, Arguments Of All Kinds)


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This lecture is offered on 
Thursday and repeated on Friday.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Friday, May 11, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

Katherine James, MFA
Alan Blumenfeld

Act of Communication®
Culver City, CA

Stephen D. Brown, Esq. 
Law Office of Stephen D. Brown 
West Orange, NJ

Ann M. Merritt, Esq.
Tobin, Kessler, Greenstein, Caruso Weiner & Konray
Clark, NJ

Evan J. Lide, Esq. 
Stark & Stark 
Princeton, NJ

Jennifer Harwood Ruhl, Esq. 
The Grossman Law Firm, LLC
Freehold, NJ

This fully participatory interactive workshop “cherry picks” the most popular skills that have made ACT of Communication® nationally recognized and lauded:

Speaking Like A Person, Not Like A Lawyer
Finding the “real you” that is going to work best for you in the courtroom.

Storytelling For Lawyers
Everybody talks about Storytelling – but you will know how to find and create the story that needs to be told in whatever case you are facing.

Bonding the Jurors/Judge/Arbitrator to Your Point Of View
What is your relationship with the most important people in the room? The ones deciding your case? How can you make your quote their quote? How can you control their emotions?

Actor Skills That Are Lawyer Skills
Rhetoric Made Simple, Eliminating Stage Fright, Choosing Gestures, How To Use Your Voice Persuasively – Actors have a laundry list of what they know that applies to what Lawyers do. In addition to teaching the basics listed here we will work with the specific needs and “questions from the audience” (the lawyers in the session). 

Bring Your Questions, Issues And Problems To This Seminar
We will answer them, fix them, and help you overcome them. ACT Of Communication® Is In The House!

Katherine James has been working to make attorneys and witnesses better courtroom communicators since 1977. Over 30,000 attorneys have taken ACT of Communication™ workshops that she developed with co-founder Alan Blumenfeld. She has helped take over 1,500 cases to trial and helped prepare literally thousands of witnesses, including experts of every stripe. She coaches witnesses and their lawyers to reach, persuade and activate jurors.

Alan Blumenfeld graduated with a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and earned his MFA at the American Conservatory Theater where he trained as a classical repertory actor. It was there in 1973 that he, and his wife Katherine James, began their life long collaboration as theater artists, teachers and visionaries – applying theater techniques to other disciplines, most notably the law. Alan is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants.

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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2018 features 29 seminars over three days. The advantage of this unique format is that you may move from seminar to seminar, hearing different topics as desired and thereby creating a seminar tailored to your specific needs.

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MCLE Credits
New Jersey - (Earn 3.30 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 3.30 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 3.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.60 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.00 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, 
and 3.60 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in 
civil trial law.

Full-Time Judges, Full-Time Law School Professors, 
Judicial Law Clerks & Law Student Members

Registration is complimentary for the seminar.
Pre-registration is required.

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on May 4, 2018.

Onsite/Door Registration: 
An additional $25 will be added to all program fees for onsite registration.

Friday, May 4th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Friday, cancellations and no shows will receive a credit (minus $20)
automatically good for 1 year for a future seminar or
 an on-demand seminar at www.theCLEstore.org.


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