West Palm Beach Witness Preparation Services
Learning that you will need to appear before a judge jury or a decision-making body can be a stressful experience, particularly when the appearance will be critical to a case. Indeed, giving testimony at a deposition or before a regulatory body can produce significant anxiety, even among the most confident witnesses.
It’s important to remember that understanding the issue for which you will need to testify doesn’t always mean that you will give compelling testimony. To be sure, even seasoned lawyers who need to testify can make ineffective witnesses if they’re not properly prepared for the environment in which they will testify. As such, when employees or business partners will be required to give testimony, it is essential to have a grasp on the facts of the case but also the structure of the questioning.
At the law offices of Markarian & Hayes, we have years of experience providing witness preparation services for West Palm Beach clients. Our dedicated witness preparation specialists know that testimony can make or break a case, and we can discuss your options with you today.
Developing Presentation Skills through Intensive Witness Preparation
Even if your case seems to be cut-and-dry, an unprepared witness can devastate your ability to win. In situations where you have a trial lawyer who is handling your case in court, it’s still extremely important to work with a witness preparation specialist. At Markarian & Hayes, our advocates are committed to effective, ethical prepping of witnesses for various forms of testimony. We routinely provide strategies to assist witnesses who must give the following types of testimony:
- Direct courtroom examinations;
- Courtroom cross-examinations;
- Deposition testimony;
- Testimony before regulatory decision-making bodies;
- Testimony concerning scientific methods and analysis;
- Testimony requiring technology and multimedia; and
- General public appearances.
Critical Witness Preparation Strategies
Witness testimony can be critical to a jury or judge’s ruling or a regulatory body’s decision about an important business issue. Don’t leave a critical appearance up to chance. Discuss your options for witness preparation with an experienced advocate today. We can help clients with some of the following strategies of witness testimony before they’re required to speak publicly about a vital matter:
- Understanding the key facts of the case;
- Developing themes for testimony;
- Learning how to shine in direct examination and to escape cross-examination unharmed;
- Learning techniques frequently used by opposing counsel to damage a witness’s credibility or confuse a witness;
- Learning how physical (nonverbal) behavior can impact testimony;
- Emphasizing strengths in testimony while deemphasizing potentially harmful weaknesses; and
- Receiving feedback on testimonial strengths and weaknesses from experienced trial and appellate attorneys.
Our witness preparation consultants can help to identify trends in your speech patterns and physical behavior that can impact the way your testimony is received. We will also ensure that you have a strong grasp on the facts of the case, as well as any documents pertaining to your testimony. Effective testimony isn’t simply about knowing the legal issues involved in the trial. Strong testimony requires a deep understanding of the facts along with the use of techniques designed to create valuable witnesses.
Contact a Witness Preparation Professional in West Palm Beach
If you or another party affiliated with your company must give testimony before a judge jury or a regulatory decision-making body, it’s important to work with an experienced witness preparation professional in West Palm Beach. An effective witness can help you to win your case. Contact Markarian & Hayes today to learn more about how our services can benefit you.