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---------- CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00
Video Replay - Beaver
Beaver County Bar Association
788 Turnpike Street, Beaver PA, 15009
STARTTue., Aug. 21, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 21, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Bellefonte
Centre County Bar Association
Eugene Lederer Bar Center, 192 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte PA, 16823
STARTTue., Jul. 31, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Jul. 31, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Bloomsburg
Ben Franklin Building
240 Market Street, Bloomsburg PA, 17815
STARTWed., Jul. 25, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDWed., Jul. 25, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Lehighton
Carbon County Bar Association
811 Blakeslee Blvd. Dr. East, Suite 130, Lehighton PA, 18235
STARTTue., Aug. 14, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 14, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTWed., Aug. 01, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDWed., Aug. 01, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Pittsburgh
PBI Professional Development Center
Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Fl., Pittsburgh PA, 15222
STARTFri., Jul. 27, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDFri., Jul. 27, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Pottsville
Schuylkill County Courthouse Law Library
401 North Second Street, Pottsville PA, 17901
STARTMon., Jul. 30, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDMon., Jul. 30, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - Washington
Washington County Bar Association
119 South College Street, Washington PA, 15301
STARTFri., Aug. 03, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDFri., Aug. 03, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - West Chester
Chester County Bar Association
15 W Gay Street, 2nd Floor, West Chester PA, 19380
STARTMon., Aug. 20, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDMon., Aug. 20, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Video Replay - York
York County Bar Center
137 E. Market Street, York PA, 17401
STARTTue., Aug. 07, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 07, 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.

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

The Process

  • Preparation - key steps
  • Preparation checklist
  • Key goals

The Rules

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

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

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

Recorded during a live webcast in June 2018.

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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