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Tips for Preparing the Expert Witness

Working with expert witnesses can be difficult for even the most seasoned attorneys and trial consultants. Oftentimes, egos and expertise can get in the way of an expert’s ability to deliver persuasive testimony, requiring attorneys and trial consultants to be creative when developing solutions that fit both the problem and the expert witness. As trial […]

The Closing Argument: Telling the Future, Not the Past

 Tell ’em what you’re going to tell ’em; Tell ’em; Tell ’em what you told them; Sit Down.  — an old trial truism that isn’t very true Let me tell you a story: One fine day, The Three Bears sat down to eat breakfast.  But their porridge was too hot, so they decided to go […]

Ensuring Witness Attire Makes the Right Statement

While witnesses’ verbal and non-verbal behaviors affect their credibility, another factor in juror’s perceptions of them is their appearance.  Witnesses often ask us, “What should I wear when I testify in court?”  Of course it is important to remember that a courtroom is a very conservative arena; therefore, our golden rule for witness fashion is: […]