Preparing A Witness to Testify

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---------- CLE 0 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: Free
---------- CLE 3 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $159.00
New Attorney: $80.00
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Review the do's and don'ts of witness prep

Probably the most important part of any litigation is the preparation of YOUR OWN witness. The strongest cases can be lost with a bad witness and more tenuous legal battles can sometimes be won with the help of a truly great witness. Join a stellar faculty of attorneys, judges, expert witnesses, and communications experts as they explore the challenges and strategies for effectively preparing a witness.

Examine and debate what to do with

  • the egomaniac expert witness
  • the insecure witness
  • the angry/confrontational witness
  • the rambling witness
  • the witness whose testimony changes dramatically

Get answers to these questions and so much more…

  • What are the most common mistakes attorneys make prepping witnesses?
  • Is it ever okay to “coach” a witness?
  • How do race/age/gender impact witness preparation?
  • How do you make a witness understand the “theme” of your case and how their testimony tells the story?
  • Are there different strategies for individual versus corporate adversaries?
  • Can you change demeanor, speech patterns, body language ,and other unintended witness communication?
  • Are the prep rules the same… or different… for plaintiff versus defense witnesses?
  • How do you make a witness likeable and believable?

Earn an ethics credit

*Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive 1 hour of ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.


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