5 Tips For Preparing Your Witnesses For Battle

Law360, New York (March 5, 2010, 5:11 PM EST) -- Prepping your witnesses for trial or a pivotal deposition can be a key opportunity for an attorney to come out in front in high-stakes litigation, but it has to be done right, experts say.

Here are five tips to ensure your witnesses stay cool in the heat of cross-examination:

1. Take your time.

Attorneys don't spend enough time preparing witnesses in this cash-strapped era, when clients are demanding more bang for their bills, said Kathy Kellermann, president of litigation consultancy ComCon.

“Witnesses are not prepped in...
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