What to Do When Your Witness Screws Up


Techniques for fixing problems when one of your witnesses testifies incorrectly: Trial Skills, Direct

The pros and cons of these options: (1) continuing the direct examination of the witness and using leading questions to get to the correct answer; (2) moving on with your examination and coming back later to fix the error using a rephrased question to get the correct answer; (3) refreshing the recollection of the witness as permitted under the evidence rules; (4) impeaching the witness under Rule 607; (4) taking a recess to figure out what went wrong; (5) doing nothing.

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Frank Rothschild

Frank Rothschild

Frank Rothschild is a judge on the District Court in Kauai, Hawaii and serves as an appellate mediator for the Hawaii Judiciary's Center for Alternati... - complete bio

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