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, and practices in the areas of personal injury law, criminal defense, and general civil litigation. Mr. Vinick has spoken for the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers on "The Nuts & Bolts of Personal Injury Law." He is a member of the Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and Maryland State bar associations; as well as the District of Columbia Bar, the Maryland Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Vinick 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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