Ethics of Witness Preparation (OnDemand)
Originally held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
OnDemand: $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted
for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019),
In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges (and their staff who are also
members), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or
Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.
New York: 2.0 Ethics
New Jersey: 2.2 Professional Responsibility
California: 1.5 Professional Responsibility
Pennsylvania: 1.5 Professional Responsibility
Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys cannot fulfill ethics or skills credits through our on-demand programs under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/changes_for_2016.shtml.
Preparation of a witness (for testimony or a deposition) is an essential
element of the dispute resolution process. Witnesses often misconceive
their role in the process, and may have fears about what they can, and
cannot, say. The advocate may ethically assist in preparing the witness
to testify, but there are many traps for the unwary. This program
outlines the proper (and potentially improper) methods of witness
preparation. It includes discussion of a number of hypotheticals,
designed to sensitize advocates to what can go wrong, and how to handle
such challenging situations.
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Steven C. Bennett, Scarola Zubatov Schaffzin PLLC