Witness Examination Strategies in Employment Litigation
Best Practices for Direct and Cross-Examination of Lay Witnesses
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare employment litigators to conduct direct and cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses. The panel will explain tactics for selecting and preparing witnesses and will outline techniques for effective questioning, cross-examination and redirect examination.
Direct examination tactics
- Selecting witnesses
- Questioning witnesses
- Anticipating cross-examination
- Dealing with objections
- Redirect examination
Cross examination tactics
- Dealing with difficult witnesses
- Impeachment techniques
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the most common challenges employment litigators face when examining and cross-examining lay witnesses?
- What questioning techniques will maximize the information obtained from witnesses?
- What strategies are effective when raising and responding to objections to witness testimony?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Kerry E. Notestine
Mr. Notestine represents employers in all aspects of employment matters, including litigation under federal, state... | Read More
Mr. Notestine represents employers in all aspects of employment matters, including litigation under federal, state and local anti-discrimination statutes, as well as the common law; administrative proceedings before various government agencies; and counseling employers regarding employment issues. His book, Employment Law Trials: A Practical Guide, is a leading work on the trial of employment cases.Close
Susan K. Eggum
She tries claims involving securities fraud, officer and director malfeasance, usurpation of corporate opportunity,... | Read More
She tries claims involving securities fraud, officer and director malfeasance, usurpation of corporate opportunity, interference with economic relations, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, non-competition agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblowing. She has received numerous accolades from her clients for her exceptional work and industry knowledge.Close