Being questioned in litigation is unlike normal conversations. Lawyers and trial consultants know this, but everyday witnesses at trial do not – which is why it is important to effectively prepare them for testimony. Because trial outcomes are heavily influenced by a witness’s ability to deliver clear, confident testimony, it is in every attorney’s best interest, including experienced trial lawyers, to continue to develop their knowledge in how to best prepare witnesses for the rigors of questioning and cross-examination during a trial or deposition.
- The most vital steps for preparing a witness for trial
- How to effectively prepare witnesses for cross-examination
- Tips for witnesses on how to deliver content
- Tricks for improving witness style and delivery