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Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195183092

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.001.0001

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Witness Preparation

Witness Preparation

Chapter:
(p.27) 2 Witness Preparation
Source:
Trial Consulting
Author(s):

Amy J. Posey

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.003.0002

This chapter describes the procedures in the preparation of witnesses. Lawyers may lack the time—and, more importantly, the skills—to determine how effective their witnesses will be before the jury. Witness preparation is clearly a topic fraught with temptations to exceed what is ethical and legal; the chapter provides a framework for distinguishing among various actions in this gray area.

Keywords:   trial consulting, trial consultants, witness preparation, testimonies, lawyers, witness, defendants

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