Witness Preparation Strategies
Pursuing Aggressive Advocacy While Avoiding Ethical Violations for Woodshedding
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide litigators with effective techniques for preparing witnesses for deposition and trial. The panel will review the ethical rules applicable to witness preparation, analyze recent case law developments on sanctions for witness woodshedding, and offer strategies to avoid ethical pitfalls.
- Witness preparation
- Client v. non-client
- Deposition v. trial
- Effective techniques
- Ethical rules
- Relevant case law on sanctions
- Avoiding ethical pitfalls
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the most effective witness preparation techniques?
- What are the relevant ethical rules applicable to preparing witness testimony?
- Which witness preparation techniques are most likely to present pitfalls?
- What are the lessons from case law where the courts sanctioned counsel for witness preparation that crossed the ethical line?
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
Assistant General Counsel - Litigation & Employment
Mr. Cohen has a breadth of legal experience. He has worked in private practice with a large law firm as a... | Read More
Mr. Cohen has a breadth of legal experience. He has worked in private practice with a large law firm as a commercial litigator, in public service as a prosecutor, and in a boutique litigation firm of his own prior to his current role managing the dispute resolution and litigation portfolio in-house with Knowledge Universe. Knowledge Universe is the parent company to KinderCare Learning Centers, CCLC and Champions, early childhood education brands with operations in 39 states and approximately 1,700 centers. Mr. Cohen has managed cases varying from complex commercial and securities litigation to criminal cases and employment claims, and has successfully tried over forty jury trials to verdict.Close