Preparing Witnesses

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Live Webcast
CLE Available, Seminar, Webinar
December 13, 2013
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM UTC-12
MCLE Conference Center
10 Winter Place
Boston, MA

Litigation Partner Dan Small will present a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education live webcast on "Preparing Witnesses: Powerful Tactics and Techniques." Mr. Small will give methods, procedure and rules that will help attendees prepare their witnesses as powerful, compelling communicators.


  • three mistakes witnesses make, seven mistakes lawyers make
  • preparation—key steps, preparation checklist, key goals 
  • basic principles, framing the message, the 10 rules, making an impact
  • preparation does not mean coaching
  • adapting to the situation: interview v. testimony, deposition v. trial, direct v. cross
  • special witness: expert witness, physician witness, former employee witness, criminal
  • defendant witness, party witness
  • core themes/home bases
  • q&a session

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