Ethical Challenges in Preparing Witnesses and Working with Experts
Best Practices to Avoid Unethical Coaching of Lay and Expert Witnesses
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare counsel to handle ethical issues that arise in preparing witnesses for trials and deposition. The panel will discuss preparing vs. coaching witnesses, whether to confer with witnesses during recess or to correct testimony inaccuracies, and how to handle unintentionally produced information.
- Preparation versus coaching
- Working with an expert
- Ethical dilemmas
- Pay for expert opinion or testimony
- Clarify testimony inaccuracies
- Use of mistakenly produced information
- Confer with witness during recess
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are best practices when preparing a witness for testifying?
- How should counsel ethically handle the dilemma of using mistakenly produced information?
- What are the best practices for correcting errors in a witnesses testimony?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Teresa Rider Bult
Constangy Brooks & Smith
She has successfully tried both jury and non-jury employment discrimination and wage claims, including class claims, at... | Read More
She has successfully tried both jury and non-jury employment discrimination and wage claims, including class claims, at both the trial and appellate level. She has become known for effectively handling sexual harassment cases with complicated factual scenarios. She prefers, however, to work closely with clients to resolve difficult human resources issues before they transform into litigation.Close
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
She has extensive jury and bench trial, arbitration, and mediation experience. Her practice focuses on entertainment... | Read More
She has extensive jury and bench trial, arbitration, and mediation experience. Her practice focuses on entertainment litigation, insurance, intellectual property and technology and labor and employment. She is frequent speaker and published author on a wide range of legal issues at ABA conferences.Close