Katherine James is a litigation consultant specializing in live communication skills based in the discipline of theatre and has been working to make attorneys and witnesses better courtroom communicators since 1977. Ms. James has helped take over 1,000 cases to trial and helped prepare thousands of witnesses, including lay and experts. She coaches witnesses and their lawyers to reach, persuade, and activate jurors. She has taught for AAJ since 1983. With her husband, Alan Blumenfeld, she cofounded Act of Communication, located in Culver City, California. Their DVD series “What Can Lawyers Learn From Actors?” brings their nationally acclaimed workshop taken by over 30,000 attorneys to another format. She is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants, where she serves on the board of directors, and is liaison to the Education Committee. Ms. James is an active theatre artist who performs, writes, and directs regularly, and is currently working on a play called “Head Case.” She holds a BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater.