How to Get Your Witness Over the Testifying Jitters

Question: "How old is your son, the one living with you?" Answer: "Thirty-eight.” Question: "How long has he lived with you?" Answer: "Forty-five years.” Is this your client? Do you struggle to try...

Why Didn’t You Do What I Told You to Do?

You drilled your client not to volunteer any information not asked for by opposing council, and yet, here he is, offering up details to the other attorney in deposition who’s politely egging him on....

Detect and Reject Loaded Questions with these 12 Legal Flyswatters

When your client answers opposing council’s questions, it’s a lot like a baseball player going to bat. The batter has to read the pitch and detect if the pitcher is throwing a curveball, fastball,...
14 Traps: The Yes or No Question

14 Traps: The Yes or No Question

Litigators and their client/witnesses are confronted with difficult situations during testimony, and it’s nice to have reliable ways out of those...

Just stop talking

Just stop talking

If your client doesn’t appear in front of a judge, jury, or video camera as believable, genuine, and authentic … they’re toast. As you know, your...