July 30, 2015

Avoid the 5 Most Common Witness-Interview Mistakes

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Daniel I. Small
It sounds easy, but it’s not. Webster’s Dictionary defines an interview as “a meeting at which information is obtained.” Isn’t that what lawyers do? Shouldn’t it come naturally? Certainly it should be easier than the high-pressure environments of a deposition, trial or e-discovery. Sadly, though, that’s where many lawyers go astray. This article reviews five common interview mistakes to avoid when talking to witnesses.

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