Preparing witnesses : a practical guide for lawyers and their clients /
- Publication info:
- Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, c2004.
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- Preparing witnesses : a practical guide for lawyers and their clients / Daniel I. Small.
- Main Author:
- Small, Daniel I., 1954-
Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, c2004.
- 2nd ed.
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- Item Description:
Includes index.Accompanied by CD-ROM kept in pocket at back of book.CD-ROM contains appendix material.
- Physical Description:
xv, 183 p. ; 23 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
- Technical Details:
System requirements for accompanying disc: Windows-based PC or Macintosh computer with CD-ROM drive using a word processor or other software.
Table of Contents
- Lawyer and witness
- Preparing ourselves
- Why preparation matters
- What preparation means
- Basic principles to being a witness
- Rule 1: take your time
- Rule 2: always remember you are making a record
- Rule 3: tell the truth
- Rule 4: be relentlessly polite
- Rule 5: don't answer a question you don't understand
- Rule 6: if you don't remember, say so
- Rule 7: don't guess
- Rule 8: keep it simple
- Rule 9: be careful with documents and prior statements
- Rule 10: use your counsel
- Making an impact
- Adapting to the situation
- The party witness
- The expert witness
- The physician as witness
- The criminal defendant
- The ethics of witness preparation.