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Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction CHAPTER 1 Lawyer and Witness A Special Relationship CHAPTER 2 Preparing Ourselves Goals Methods Tools CHAPTER 3 Why Preparation Matters This is Not a Conversation Seven Mistakes Lawyers Make Three Mistakes Witnesses Make CHAPTER 4 What Preparation Means Seven Steps for Preparing the Witness CHAPTER 5 Basic Principles to Being a Witness Principle One: "Listen, Listen, Listen" Principle Two: "Don't Try Too Hard" CHAPTER 6 Rule 1: Take Your Time CHAPTER 7 Rule 2: Always Remember You Are Making a Record CHAPTER 8 Rule 3: Tell the Truth CHAPTER 9 Rule 4: Be Relentlessly Polite CHAPTER 10 Rule 5: Don't Answer a Question You Don't Understand CHAPTER 11 Rule 6: If You Don't Remember, Say So CHAPTER 12 Rule 7: Don't Guess CHAPTER 13 Rule 8: Keep It Simple CHAPTER 14 Rule 9: Be Careful with Documents/Prior Statements CHAPTER 15 Rule 10: Use Your Counsel CHAPTER 16 Making an Impact CHAPTER 17 Adapting to the Situation Interview vs. Testimony Deposition/Grand Jury vs. Trial Direct vs. Cross CHAPTER 18 The Party Witness Understanding Personality Emotions Themes Counsel CHAPTER 19 The Expert Witness Know the Territory Preparation, Preparation, Preparation The Lawyer is the Captain of His Ship CHAPTER 20 The Physician as Witness Key Challenges Doctors Face as Witnesses CHAPTER 21 The Criminal Defendant The Jury Wants to Hear It The Defendant Wants to Say It CHAPTER 22 The Ethics of Witness Preparation Preparation vs. Coaching Conclusion Appendix A: Witness Preparation Summary Handout Discussion Introductions Deposition Interview Government Agency Testimony Grand Jury Testimony (Federal) Grand Jury Testimony (State) Trial Preparation Rules Appendix B: How are Things in Russia? Appendix C: How was Your Flight? Appendix D: How are Things at the Hospital?
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Examination of witnesses -- United States.
Trial practice -- United States.