Time: 18:55 Listening for Signals; Handling the Complexities of the Hearsay Rules:
Recognizing objections to oral testimony (in a compartment different from documents and other exhibits). Efficient ways to narrow your focus on hearsay..
Time: 9:34 Avoid Common Pitfalls in Deposing a Witness Who Is Testifying on behalf of an Organization:
Selecting the topics that define the scope to be covered by the witness; drafting the notice or subpoena; defending the notice against objecti..
Time: 15:40 Dealing with obstructionist maneuvers and improper speaking objections:
You need to make a good record in case you need to go to the judge on one or more issues. The techniques for handling disruptive and time-wasting tactics are exp..
Time: 13:25 The Basics:
Check the deposition notice for mistakes that could support objections ; round up the necessary resources to prepare your witness and to defend the deposition successfully. Negotiate with the deposing lawyer about terms a..
Time: 15:51 Basic communication techniques for preparing witnesses:
How a lawyer talks to a lay witness affects what the witness learns. Visualize the witness’s concerns and relieve anxiety; develop rapport..
Time: 17:19 Straightforward guidelines for the lawyer:
In nine areas of witness preparation, there is relatively little danger of overstepping ethical bounds. Eight other areas present some harder questions about witness preparation...
Time: 17:30 Refining the closing argument:
Increase your effectiveness in closing arguments with the use of emotion, gently placing blame on a plaintiff, using an adversary's words, and including the jury in the trial's issues...
Time: 13:16 Representation of more than one client in the same matter:
Safeguards for the lawyer against the inherent potential conflicts of interest, confidentiality issues, and privilege problems lurking in almost every joint representation...