Why Smart People Give Stupid Testimony (On-Demand CLE)

    Why Smart People Give Stupid Testimony (On-Demand CLE)
    CLE 60 min

    Why Smart People Give Stupid Testimony (On-Demand CLE)

    As ABA best-selling author Ken Berman teaches, conventional methods of witness preparation often lead to self-inflicted wounds and bad litigation outcomes. Lawyers need to do it very differently.

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    In this dynamic program, Berman, author of the recently released and highly acclaimed ABA book Reinventing Witness Preparation: Unlocking the Secrets to Testimonial Success, will debunk the time-worn orthodox assumptions about witness preparation, discuss why the conventional preparation approach so often generates losing testimony, and showcase a far more thoughtful and transformative approach to preparing witnesses, designed to empower witnesses to give their best truthful testimony the first time the question is asked.

    This program will teach you how to:

    • Empower witnesses to testify so the fact finder understands the testimony as the witness meant it to be understood
    • Teach witnesses to give well-informed truthful answers that avoid hidden pitfalls lurking in the questions
    • Enable witnesses to answer ambiguous questions and yes/no questions in ways that support the theme of the case
    • Protect witnesses from perils that conventional methods of witness preparation fail to prevent and often magnify
    • Deal with faulty memories and imperfect recollection
    • Offer the best answer the first time the question is asked so as to minimize reliance on redirect or other post-testimonial repair methods
    • Prepare witnesses so they can earn the fact finder’s trust, build credibility, establish a connection with the fact finder, and make the fact finder want to like and believe the witness


      Registrants will also receive a discount code offering a 20% discount on Ken Berman’s book Reinventing Witness Preparation: Unlocking the Secrets to Testimonial Success.

      Kenneth Berman’s Reinventing Witness Preparation challenges conventional thinking and upsets orthodoxy by providing a new template for one of the most important aspects of law practice. Every litigator needs to read, and learn from, this outstanding book.

      Steven Lubet, Author, Lawyers’ Poker: Fifty-Two Lessons that Lawyers Can Learn from Card Players; Williams Memorial Professor; Director, Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy; Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

      Product Details

      Speakers

      Kenneth R Berman

      Moderators

      Gregory C Cook

      Sponsors

      ABACLE, Section of Litigation, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

      Product Code

      CE1809WSPOLC

      Duration

      60

      Publication Date

      9/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

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