Ethical Witness Preparation: Drawing Difficult Lines

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Product No: 15074
Duration: 0.00 Hours
Publish Date : 10/29/2013


Item Description :

Preparing witnesses is essential to effective, zealous representation, but even for seasoned litigators, the ethical issues can be tough. How much preparation is appropriate? When does necessary guidance turn into improper coaching? These are difficult and fascinating challenges that every lawyer who prepares a witness must face. Dan Small, an experienced trial lawyer and author of the ABA manual, Preparing Witnesses (3d Edition, 2009), shows you how to prepare strong witnesses without crossing the ethical line.

This program will explore:
- The real nature and purpose of powerful witness preparation
- The line between coaching and preparation
- The "translator" model
- Acceptable preparation practices
- The perjury dilemma

Dan Small

About Dan Small:
Dan Small is a litigation partner in the Boston and Miami offices of Holland & Knight, focusing on witness preparation, government and internal investigations, white-collar criminal law and complex civil litigation. He has extensive investigation, jury trial and other litigation experience.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Small was a prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, during which time he tried RICO, corruption, financial and regulatory cases. Mr. Small received various awards and commendations for his work. He also was General Counsel for a publicly traded healthcare management firm, where he oversaw in-house legal and risk management staff, outside counsel, litigation, compliance, and facility, entity and physician contracting.

Mr. Small has written several books on litigation for the ABA, including Preparing Witnesses and Going To Trial, that are used in CLE programs he gives throughout the country, and was a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. He is a frequent television, radio and newspaper commentator.

Mr. Small has represented witnesses, plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of internal and external investigations, administrative proceedings, and civil and criminal litigation. These have included issues relating to healthcare entities, education institutions, financial institutions and others.

Topics:
I. Bridging the Gaps - Perception, Conversation, Audience
II. Understanding the Reality - Combatant vs. Purist
III. Understanding the Process - Preparation Steps and Goals
IV. Understanding the Rules - Basic Principles, Ten Rules
V. Understanding the Extreme - The Perjury Dilemma
VI. Understanding the Concept - Coaching vs. Preparing, Creating vs. Interpreting
VII. Understanding the Lines - Ethical Preparation Tools


Pricing :
   
CLE Book & Audio CD: Member $165.00
CLE Book & Audio CD: Non-Member $195.00