Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Giving Your Witness a Leg Up Before Stepping into the Courtroom

By Alexis Knutson
and Laura Dominic

 

Have you ever walked away from a meeting with a witness thinking, “She’s going to do just fine,” only to be dismayed when the person testifying is not the same person you prepped? Good witness preparation is more than sitting down and talking to the witness about their testimony. But too often, witness preparation is just that — an attorney sitting across the table from a witness telling them about the case and their role in the story, and reviewing key documents.

The trouble is that witnesses are often very nervous about their testimony and insecure about their ability...

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