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CLE - FREE - Strategies for Witness Examination
FREE for Members in good standing! - 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM - Registration begin at 8:30 AM
Materials will be provided electronically prior to the program.
1.0 SUB/1.0 ETH credits
Sponsored by LawPay
We have REACHED CAPACITY and registration is CLOSED for LIVE In-person attendance! Registration is still available for the WEBCAST.
FREE to Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing!
In both jury and nonjury trials, dealing with difficult witnesses is a crucial skill for attorneys.
Strategies for Witness Examination: Yours and Theirs
will explore the best tactics for handling your own witnesses, as well as opposing counsels'. Featured speaker,
Claude E. Ducloux,
will examine how witnesses fit into your overall case strategy, and then outline best practices to master the art of witness prep and examination. He'll also explain how to tune in to important nonverbal signals in the courtroom, and review some key ethical principles to guide your witnesses examination tactics.
This 2-hour program will address the following, among other topics:
When and why you need witnesses
Explaining the witness’ role – demeanor and presentation
The importance of credibility: body language, certainty and skill
Understanding your own case theory: the elevator speech
Making questions and answers comprehensible
Choreography and use of exhibits
Framing issues and witness preparation
Special skills of handling experts
Avoiding improper objections and arguments
Listening skills: critical to success
The danger of cross examining a non-credible witness
Ethical considerations involving presentation of evidence
A "Must Attend" program for all trial practitioners. Earn one of your two required ethics credits FREE as a Philadelphia Bar Association member in good standing.
Claude E. Ducloux, Esq.
, Director of LawPay Education, Ethics and Compliance, LawPay Affinity Solutions
Mr. Ducloux speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2015, and has more than 100 published columns and papers. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, and on January 1, 2018, was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas Disciplinary Rules & Referenda Committee. He is Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Past President of the Austin Bar Association, and Past-Chair of the Texas Bar Foundation and Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
12/6/2019 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Philadelphia Bar Association 11th Floor Conference Center 1101 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 UNITED STATES
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