Speaker, Gibbons Academy, "Direct Examination: Strategies for Fact & Expert Witnesses," Newark, NJ


November 9, 2017 | 12:30 PM - November 9, 2017 | 1:30 PM EST

At this Gibbons Academy presentation, the speakers will explore the cornerstone of successful trial practice: direct examination. The presenters will cover rules and strategies applicable to both fact and expert witnesses and discuss how best to “tell your story,” including:

  • How to prepare witnesses and the risks of both under- and over-preparing;
  • The importance of framing, narrative, and the construction of your questions;
  • Preempting cross-examination and “bad facts”;
  • The right way to respond to objections;
  • Using exhibits;
  • The time and place for demonstrative evidence;
  • Qualifying expert witness(es);
  • Eliciting the expert’s opinion(s).