Witness Evaluation & Preparation

Each witness creates an impression and the quality of that impression has a powerful effect on jurors. Sometimes it is not what the witness says, but how it is said that makes the difference. Whether it is a fact witness or an expert, good communication is key to effective testimony.

We offer an individualized approach for each witness that allows them to build confidence, and to provides the witness with communications tools necessary to engage jurors in the courtroom.

 

An explanation of the graphic to the right can be found in Dr. Alexis Forbes's article titled, “Untying Tongues: Preparing Witnesses with Limited English Proficiency.  In this article, Dr. Forbes helps choreograph the complex dance between witnesses with limited English language skills, attorneys, translators, and jurors. The article can be found here:

http://www.thejuryexpert.com/2015/12/untying-tongues-preparing-witnesses-who-have-limited-english-proficiency-lep/

 

 

 

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