Reinventing Witness Preparation: Unlocking the Secrets to Testimonial Success (Paperback)
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In Reinventing Witness Preparation, seasoned litigator Kenneth Berman explains the dangers of conventional witness preparation, showing how the common approach to preparing witnesses can foul up a case and hand victory to the other side. This book introduces a new and enlightened approach to witness preparation: that witnesses need to give answers that actually help their cases, and the best time to give the best answer is when the question is first asked. In this book, you will learn: - How to empower witnesses to testify so the fact finder understands the testimony as the witness meant it to be understood - 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 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 fact finder's trust, build credibility, and prevail.
About the Author
Kenneth R. Berman is a litigation partner at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston. He co-chairs the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group and focuses on complex business disputes and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Berman frequently writes and lectures on topics of legal interest, professional responsibility, high profile litigation, and advanced litigation techniques.