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Reinventing Witness Preparation: New Models and Strategies to Improve Your Case

Content Provider
American Law Institute CLE
Product
CLE
Run Time
75 Minutes
Recording Date
10/12/2023
Presenter(s)
Kenneth R. Berman
Learning Method
On-Demand Training
Practice Area
Litigation
Persona
CLE OnDemand

Price $219.00

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Description

Because bad answers lose cases, witness preparation is one of the most important parts of a litigator’s toolbox. Unfortunately, conventional witness preparation techniques are seldom effective and often lead clients to testify poorly.
Register for this 75-minute video presentation, taught by expert faculty Kenneth R. Berman, author of the acclaimed ABA bestselling book Reinventing Witness Preparation: Unlocking the Secrets to Testimonial Success. This course will provide an in-depth analysis of how conventional witness preparation can handicap your case. Learn about new models and strategies to produce much more effective answers and to equip your clients and witnesses to gain the upper hand in depositions and on cross!
Turn witness testimony into your most effective litigation tool with the new model and preparation strategies this course will show you, including:
- How to teach witnesses ways to give well-informed truthful answers that avoid pitfalls lurking in the questions
- How to enable witnesses to answer ambiguous questions and yes-or-no questions in ways that support the theme of the case
- How to empower witnesses to testify so the factfinder understands the testimony as the witness meant it to be understood
- How to protect witnesses from perils that conventional methods of witness preparation fail to prevent and often magnify
- How to prepare witnesses so they can earn the factfinder’s trust, build credibility, and prevail

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CaliforniaApproved1.25Participatory10/12/2028
ColoradoApproved2.00General12/31/2025
ConnecticutApproved1.25GeneralOn-going
DelawareApproved1.30General10/11/2025
FloridaApproved1.50General07/31/2025
GeorgiaApproved1.00General12/31/2024
HawaiiApproved1.25General10/12/2025
IdahoApproved1.25General10/12/2028
IllinoisApproved1.25General12/05/2025
IndianaApproved1.00General01/25/2025
IowaApproved1.25General10/11/2024
KansasApproved1.50General01/07/2025
KentuckyApproved1.25General06/30/2024
LouisianaApproved1.25General12/21/2024
MainePending State Response0.00
MinnesotaApproved1.25General12/27/2025
MississippiApproved1.25General12/21/2024
MissouriApproved1.50GeneralOn-going
MontanaApproved1.25General10/12/2026
NebraskaApproved1.25General10/12/2025
NevadaApproved1.00General12/31/2027
New HampshireApproved1.30General10/11/2026
New JerseyApproved1.50GeneralOn-going
New MexicoApproved1.30General10/11/2028
New YorkApproved1.50SkillsOn-going
North DakotaApproved1.25General10/12/2026
OhioApproved1.25General12/31/2024
OklahomaApproved1.50General12/31/2024
OregonApproved1.25General10/11/2026
PennsylvaniaApproved1.00General12/07/2025
Puerto RicoApproved1.25General02/04/2025
Rhode IslandApproved1.25General06/30/2024
South CarolinaApproved1.25General12/31/2024
TennesseeApproved1.25General12/07/2024
TexasApproved1.25General12/31/2024
UtahApproved1.00General12/31/2024
VermontApproved1.25GeneralOn-going
VirginiaApproved1.00General10/31/2024
WashingtonApproved1.25General10/11/2028
West VirginiaApproved1.50GeneralOn-going
WisconsinApproved1.50GeneralOn-going
WyomingApproved1.25General12/21/2024

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