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Powerful Witness Preparation 2019

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TypeTitleStartEndCLEPrice
Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Bellefonte
Centre County Bar Association
Eugene Lederer Bar Center, 192 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte PA, 16823
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Butler
Butler County Bar Association
240 S. Main Street, Butler PA, 16001
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Chambersburg
Franklin County Bar Association
100 Lincoln Way East Ste E, Chambersburg PA, 17201-2291
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 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
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 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
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Greensburg
Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7
102 Equity Drive, Greensburg PA, 15601
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 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
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Lebanon
Lebanon County Bar Association
547 South Tenth St., Lower Level, Lebanon PA, 17042
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 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
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 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
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 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
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Norristown
Montgomery Bar Association
100 West Airy Street, P.O. Box 268, Norristown PA, 19401
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 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
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 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
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Washington
Washington County Bar Association
119 South College Street, Washington PA, 15301
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
West Chester
Chester County Bar Association
15 W Gay Street, 2nd Floor, West Chester PA, 19380
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Williamsport
Lycoming Law Association
25 W. Third St, Ste 803, Williamsport PA, 17701
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
York
York County Bar Center
137 E. Market Street, York PA, 17401
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Webcast
Online
STARTTue., Aug. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Aug. 27, 2019
4:00 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

9:00 - 10:30 am

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

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break

 

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

The Process

  • Preparation - key steps
  • Preparation checklist
  • Key goals

The Rules

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

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Lunch

 

12:45 - 2:15 pm

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

2:15 - 2:30 pm

Break

 

2:30 - 4:00 pm

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

 

Practice Areas

Faculty

No speakers have been associated with this event.
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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