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WITNESS PREPARATION ETHICS FAQs & SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY [Revised: March 2010] by Arthur J. Lachman 1. Is there an ethical duty to prepare a witness to testify? Probably not. 1(a). Can you explain why? Yes. 1(b). Will you please do so? Sure. All authorities agree that interviewing a witness for the purpose of preparing a witness to testify is a legitimate task under our adversary system that is permitted under the ethical rules. See RESTATEMENT (THIRD) OF THE LAW GOVERNING LAWYERS §116(1) &...