JOSHUA KARTON, president of the Santa Monica, California firm COMMUNICATION ARTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL, specializes in bringing the personal communication techniques from theatre/film/television to the art of trial advocacy. As the former Director of Education and co-creator of the Applied Theatre Techniques Workshops™, he developed its unique step-by-step system for transforming courtroom presentation into persuasion, which trained over 8,000 attorneys nationwide (Harper's Index). He has served on the faculties and developed curriculum for AAJ's National College of Advocacy, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College, the National Criminal Defense College, multiple National Institute for Trial Advocacy colleges, ABA and APA programs, and numerous state trial lawyer association presentations. He designs and conducts training programs for private firms, law schools, CLE programs, as well as providing individual case consultations. He is the director of the Effective Courtroom Communication Training for the Judge Advocate General's Corps, where his work culminated in the preparation of the winning argument to the US Supreme Court in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.
September 8, 2016
I had the pleasure of interviewing Joshua Karton---teacher, actor, trial consultant, author at the New Jersey Association for Justice conference in Atlantic City.