Reinventing witness preparation : unlocking the secrets to testimonial success

Berman, Kenneth R. author
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  • Creator Kenneth R. Berman
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Chicago : American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, [2018] ©2018
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 250 pages ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9781641050500, 1641050500
  • OCLC on1007501530

Contents

  • Why smart people give bad testimony -- Make the first answer the best answer -- The danger in saying too little -- The danger in avoiding ambiguous questions -- The danger in not improving upon the question -- The danger in "I don't recall" -- All witnesses are different -- The better witness -- Knowing and preparing your witness -- Why Tom Brady got a four-game suspension and what that teaches about witness preparation -- Yes, no, or something else -- Answering ambiguous questions -- Deficient memory and other common testimonial issues -- Witness remorse and testimonial style -- Documents and impeachment -- Direct examination -- Preparing experts -- Final words