Practice individual skills that need to be in the trial lawyer's aresenal
Your presentation rests on your choice of words, voice, body language, listening and delivery. This series provides practice exercises to help ensure that all of these fac..
Opposing Witness: Impeach the Statement at Trial with an Omission in an Earlier Statement
Use the three elements -- commitment, skepticism, and crediting the prior statement -- to take full advantage when the trial testimony goes farther than t..
Areas of risk in overstepping ethical bounds
Duties of the lawyer in preparing witnesses for deposition; distinguishing between preparation (which is appropriate) and coaching or influencing testimony (which is not). Make the witness's testimon..
How to end the opening statement in an effective, persuasive and unobjectionable manner
Coming back to your theme and theory in your ending; common phrases
that tip off the jury you are about to end; how to avoid objections in
Precautions for direct examination
Limitations on interviewing current or former employees of an opposing party,. compensating fact witnesses for their time spent in preparing for or giving depositions; cautions about taking discovery from a cur..
Advantages of video for presenting witnesses by video even if they are available to attend the trial
A large screen in the courtroom is an effective way to present testimony on direct examination as jurors are comfortable with video. Video chang..
Special Considerations in Laying a Foundation for E-Mail Chains
How to deal with e-mail chains in laying a foundation with a witness who is only one of the parties who created the chain; methods for authentication; meeting hearsay and original d..