Ethics of Witness Preparation
Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Live Program: $199 for Members | $299 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: 2.0 Professional Responsibility
Pennsylvania: 1.5 Professional Responsibility
This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys
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