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Preparing an expert witness can feel like cramming for an exam. You meet with your witness right before trial and speed through a collection of questions and answers. They attempt to teach you esoteric medical terminology, or give you canned phrases to use, and leave you feeling overwhelmed by the facts of the case. And your witness leaves feeling underutilized (and underprepared!). The result: variability in your witness’s testimony—and in your case’s outcome.
Fortunately, this unofficial legal standard doesn’t have to be your standard practice; and experienced trial lawyers use to a better system. Join trial lawyer and seasoned expert witness preparer, Jennifer K. O’Connell, for a 60-minute masterclass on the art of expert witness preparation for both trial and deposition.
O’Connell will show you how effective expert witness preparation is a dance between your goals and your witness’s expertise. It starts with explaining your case, emboldening your expert to share to their knowledge, and then getting out of their way. Through the RISE system—Reassure, Identify, Simplify, Empower—O’Connell will teach you how to get your expert witness to successfully draw from their area of expertise, and help your jury reach the ideal verdict.
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It’s time to abandon the “old way” of preparing expert witnesses. Join Jennifer O’Connell as she shares how experienced trial lawyers prepare their experts, and their cases, to win.
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