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Witness Preparation Techniques

Witness preparation is important for any case and can have a significant impact on it - Learn and understand important witness preparation techniques.

Success at trial seldom occurs unless your client can provide compelling and credible testimony, first in depositions and then at trial. Many cases are lost before the jury is ever seated because a witness has given damaging testimony that proves fatal to the case. In other cases, the cause is lost at trial because a key witness fails to connect with a jury. This topic will prepare you to equip your witnesses with the tools needed to be successful in depositions and at trial. Your witnesses will better understand the process, the audience, and the best approaches for communicating with the opposing attorney, the judge, and the jury. These tools are essential in achieving success in discovery, and if necessary, at trial. Great witnesses make for great case and great lawyers. Join us and revolutionize your witness preparation skills.

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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

Preparing the Witness for Deposition

  • Consider the Audience
  • Consider the Setting - the Conference Room
  • Knowing the Players - the Opposing Lawyer, the Court Reporter, the Videographer, and You
  • Knowing the Rules
  • Knowing the Facts - Knowing the Case
  • Preparation Sessions

But Trials Are Different

Preparing the Witness for Trial

  • Consider the Audience
  • Consider the Setting - the Courtroom
  • Knowing the Players - the Judge, the Jury, the Opposing Lawyer, and You
  • Knowing the Rules
  • Understanding the Aesthetics
  • Understanding the Appearances
  • Understanding the Visuals
  • Understanding the Audible
  • Understanding the Persuasion
  • Prepared to Tell the Truth With Confidence
  • Prepared for Cross Examination
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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on August 2, 2019.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

D. Scott Hurley, Esq.

D. Scott Hurley, Esq.

The Hurley Law Firm, P.C.

  • With The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 37 years of experience in civil litigation and trial practice
  • Has obtained multiple seven-figure verdicts in personal injury, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation cases
  • A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Litigation Council of America
  • Frequent speaker at seminars involving trial practice, jury selection, opening and closing statements, expert witness strategies, trial strategy, witness preparation, and direct and cross-examination techniques
  • Has obtained and preserved on appeal major verdicts against institutional defendants, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Can be contacted at 865-523-1414 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 405994
Published 2019
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