Litigation Partner Dan Small wrote an article for the Daily Business Review
discussing how to effectively prepare a witness remotely. Normally an extensive, in-person process, witness preparation has moved to the virtual world because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Small explains that remote preparation comes with its own sets of challenges, making it all the more important for attorneys to create connections with a witness, listen to their concerns and clearly communicate the rules of the new format. His article offers basic tips for preparation, from discussing the remote environment to allowing extra time for technology. In addition, he addresses other ways attorneys can communicate with their witnesses, from creating a rules booklet to conducting a dry run of the proceeding.
READ: The Remote Witness: Preparation Challenges