Welcome

Our upcoming MCLE will be held one week earlier than our usual meeting.

February 7th – MCLE

MCLE Topic:
Preparing a Witness For Trial or Deposition

Problem Witness or Easy Fix?
How to tell if you’re in over your head with this witness.
Or not.

When do you know that you have a real problem witness who is going to need special help?

Spend an hour and discover how to identify a problem witness who may need extra assistance the first day you meet rather than after a failed deposition, hearing, or trial.

This course offers practical, proven approaches on how to work effectively with problem witnesses and maximize communication to make you a stronger team in deposition and trial.

Bring in your own experiences (or horror stories) and get real world solutions from one of the top witness coaches in the United States.

About the Presenters from ACT of Communication

Katherine James & Alan BlumenfeldSince 1977, the founders of Act of Communication, Katherine James and Alan Blumenfeld, have been bringing state-of-the-art trial communication skills to over 30,000 attorneys and their witnesses.

As professionals in film, television, and theatre, Katherine and Alan have trained thousands of attorneys in workshop settings, CLE accredited classes, and private trial consultation with precise theatrical techniques to create and enhance authenticity and optimize results in trail, mediation, arbitration, and other professional appearances.

A trial consultant who specializes in live communication skills based in the discipline of theatre, Katherine James has been working to make attorneys and witnesses better courtroom communicators since 1977. Nationally regarded as the preeminent source for Witness Preparation, she has helped take over 1,000 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. For almost 40 years, as co-founder of ACT of COMMUNICATION® Alan has been developing, and conducting workshops for lawyers and their clients all through the country and the world.

Where?
Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room, which is behind the escalators on the same level as Cheesecake Factory. Just keep walking past the escalators and you’ll see the sign.

When?
Wednesday, February 7th
6:00 p.m. social
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. program.

How Much?
$40 for members and $50 for non-members and includes a fine meal, great company and free parking.

RSVP
Space is limited so please RSVP through the form at right or call Cheryl at (818) 272-8652.

MCLE
Encino Lawyers Association certifies that an application is pending for approval as a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

Upon State Bar approval of the application, ELA will send out a Certificate for one hour MCLE credit to each person signing the attendance sheet for this event.

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