About Witness Preparation
Witness preparation sessions should enhance the clarity, responsiveness, and credibility of deposition and trial testimony.
It is not sufficient for a witness to tell the truth, the witness must also be perceived to be telling the truth. Although once reserved solely for trial preparation, we are routinely engaged to help trial teams prepare witnesses for effective deposition testimony as well.
Corporate representatives, 30(b)(6) witnesses, fact witnesses and expert witnesses create different expectations among jurors at trial. Helping witnesses understand these expectations is the first step in providing clear, confident testimony.
Our knowledge of communication theory and credibility assessment, combined with nearly three decades of experience, enables us to provide communication skills training and specific recommendations for witnesses as they prepare for direct and cross-examination.