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17 02, 2015

RIGHT AND WRONG WAYS TO PREPARE YOUR WITNESS FOR DEPOSITON

By |February 17th, 2015|Blog, Deposition and Cross, Depositions, Preparation, Witness|0 Comments

This month, the King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin published Thomas M. O’Toole’s excellent recommendations on how to prepare a deponent. Mr. O’Toole is the President of Sound Jury Consulting, and his following advice is well worth reading and heeding: The deposition performance of a key witness is critical to the outcome of any case. [...]

13 05, 2013

CLIENT AS A WITNESS: COURTROOM LESSON #3

By |May 13th, 2013|Courtroom Lessons, Rumpole, Seattle University Law School, Trial Tips, Witness|3 Comments

“Our client was a complete disaster!”Sir John Mortimer’s fictitious Old Bailey barrister Horace Rumpole dreaded putting his client on the stand because somehow the client would manage to ruin the case. But, what about when the other side calls your supposedly thoroughly prepared client?Students in my semester-long Comprehensive Trial Advocacy course go to court, watch [...]

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