Preparing Lay Witnesses for Deposition and Trial - On Demand CLE

Jennifer K. O’Connell

Format: On Demand Program
Sale price$100.00

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Preparing a lay witness can be a daunting task. They often have no frame of reference for legal matters and can easily feel overwhelmed and anxious as you ready them for deposition and trial.

Far too often, attorneys get caught in the trap of getting together with their witnesses right before trial. Cramming the day before is often ineffective and causes increased stress for your witnesses. Learning how to better identify the causes of witness anxiety, and any potential minefields will only strengthen their testimony and your case. While a single witness will rarely win your case, a poorly prepared witness can certainly lose it.

Fortunately, there is a better way. Trial lawyer and seasoned witness preparer, Jennifer K. O’Connell, will teach you a proven approach for lay witness preparation. Through the RISE system—Reassure, Identify, Simplify, Empower—O’Connell will teach you how to get your witnesses to embrace their truth in their own language, feel more confident in the courtroom, and deliver more effective testimony in deposition and trial.

It’s time to abandon the old trap of badly preparing your lay witnesses. Join Jennifer O’Connell for this 60-minute masterclass as she shares how experienced trial lawyers prepare their witnesses, and their cases, to win.

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On Demand Program: 60 Minutes
Original Air Date: 11/15/2022

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