Powerful Witness Preparation

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Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Allentown
Bar Association of Lehigh County
1114 Walnut Street, Allentown PA, 18102
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Doylestown
Bucks County Bar Association
135 E. State Street, Doylestown PA, 18901
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Easton
Northampton County Bar Association
155 South Ninth Street, Easton PA, 18042-4399
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Lancaster
Lancaster County Bar Association
28 East Orange Street, Lancaster PA, 17602
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Mechanicsburg
PBI Conference Center
5080 Ritter Road, Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15, Mechanicsburg PA, 17055
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Media
Delaware County Bar Association
335 W Front St, Media PA, 19063
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
New Castle
Lawrence County Bar Association
430 Court Street, 3rd Floor, New Castle PA, 16101
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Pittsburgh
PBI Professional Development Center
Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Fl., Pittsburgh PA, 15222
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Plymouth Meeting
LaSalle University Montgomery County Center
220 West Germantown Pike, Ste. 100, Back of the Victory Bldg., Plymouth Meeting PA, 19462
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Scranton
Lackawanna County Bar Association
233 Penn Ave., Scranton PA, 18503
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Wilkes-Barre
Kings College
Lane's Lane (off N. Main St.), Sheehy-Farmer Campus Ctr., Wilkes-Barre PA, 18711
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
York
York College of Pennsylvania
Grantley Hall, Rm. 10, York PA, 17403
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Webcast
Online
STARTFri., Jun. 29, 2018
8:30 AM
ENDFri., Jun. 29, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00

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

About

Every caring lawyer involved in litigation has experienced the stress (trauma?) of wondering and worrying about witness testimony. Powerful Witness Preparation provides a modern prescription for persuasive verbal and non-verbal witness communications that will benefit every lawyer - regardless of experience (or inexperience). Dan Small, a highly-respected, experienced litigator - and witness expert walks you through the methods, procedure and rules that will make your witness a powerful, compelling communicator.

Dan's incredible breadth of experience will help you:

  • Develop expertise, or even modest success, in witness preparation that takes most lawyers years to learn.
  • Minimize the pain inherent in inadequate or improper witness preparation.
  • Discover new tips, tactics and techniques that will make you a more effective advocate.

Program Schedule

8:30 - 10:00

Bridging the Gap

  • The perception gap
  • The conversation gap
  • The audience gap

Understanding the Need

  • Treacherous environment
  • Unnatural environment
  • Deceptive environment

Understanding the Audience

  • Humanize the witness
  • Humanize the party
  • Simplify the language
  • Simplify the message

Understanding the Challenge

  • Three mistakes witnesses make
  • Seven mistakes lawyers make

10:00 - 10:15

Break

10:15 - 11:45

The Process

  • Preparation - key steps
  • Preparation checklist
  • Key goals

The Rules

  • Basic principles
  • Framing the message
  • The 10 rules
  • Making an impact

11:45 - 12:15

Lunch (included in your tuition)

12:15 - 1:45

Adapting to the Situation

  • Interview v. testimony
  • Deposition v. trial
  • Direct v. cross

Expert Witness

  • Role of the expert
  • Expert/attorney relationship
  • Independence of experts
  • Expert communications

1:45 - 2:00

Break

2:00 - 3:30

Ethical Challenges - Preparation Does Not Mean Coaching!

  • Extremes and reality
  • The perjury dilemma
  • Conventional wisdom vs. the new order

Core Themes/Home Bases

Understanding the Keys

  • The witnesses' bill of rights

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Daniel I. Small The Professional Education Group (PEG)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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