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: 9:56 Points to Cover About Deposition "Mechanics":
Explain protections for the witness that are built into the deposition rules. Describe the role of the defending lawyer, particularly with respect to objections and instructions not to a..
Time: 12:09 Help the witness understand the usual preliminary questions asked at the outset of a deposition:
When the deposing lawyer tries to get the witness committed to give full and complete answers to the questions about to be asked..
Time: 13:25 How to structure a productive role-playing session in which the adverse questioning likely to occur at the deposition is put to the witness in a practice exercise:
Techniques for mock questioning to prepare the witness..
Time: 9:57 Teaching the witness how to respond to direct examination by the opposing lawyer with the shortest fair and truthful answer:
How to debrief the witness on avoiding volunteering and rambling answers and help the witness answer more eff..
Time: 17:50 Explaining Helpful Techniques to a First-Time Expert:
How the expert's role at a deposition differs from the role at trial; recognizing the opposition lawyer's goals; the mechanics of a deposition; likely questioning; and and useful ..
Time: 16:29 Helping the Experienced Expert Fit into the Case:
Preparation on case themes, scope of retention, materials reviewed and qualifications. Thorough review of prior experience and opinions; how to fix errors in the expert's report; pre..
Time: 13:45 Checklists for getting ready to defend a witness who Is testifying on behalf of an organization:
Choosing the right witness or witnesses to speak for and bind the organization; making objections or motions for protective order as to..