Learn How to Ethically Prepare Witnesses for Deposition and Trial
The line between ethical witness preparation and impermissible coaching is notoriously blurry. Clarify what the rules of professional conduct require and how they apply to hypothetical fact patterns. Get practical guidance for maximizing the effectiveness of your witness interviews and tips for 30(b)(6) and expert depositions. Register today!
Clarify which rules of professional conduct apply to witness preparation.
Analyze hypotheticals to determine what type of conduct crosses ethical lines.
Walk through the key components of an effective and ethical witness interview.
Get best practices for preparing non-client lay witnesses, corporate representatives, and experts.
Ethical Restrictions on Witness Preparation
Coaching vs. Preparing Hypotheticals - Where's the Line?
Key Components of an Effective and Ethical Witness Interview
Steven B Vinick is of counsel with the law firm of Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll, P.C., and practices in the areas of personal injury law, medical malpractice, criminal defense, and general civil litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. He is the treasurer of the Montgomery County Bar Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Prince George’s County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association, and the Maryland Association of Justice. Mr. Vinick was the Maryland Association of Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2011. He earned his B.A. degree, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
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