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January 2009 , Page 61 

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By Geneva Vanderhorst

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You Will Be a Credible Witness at Trial

(Witness Preparation For Trial)
By Jan Mills Spaeth
ABA Book Publishing (2008)
Reviewed by Geneva Vanderhorst 

For many trial attorneys, preparing a client or a witness to testify is often limited to a review of their substantive testimony, a reminder to dress respectfully, and a short summary of the role of the judge and the prosecutor. The novice or nervous client or lay witness typically needs more to appear confident. The “experienced” client or lay witness may need some toning down. Ever wondered whether you adequately prepared a client or lay witness to testify with accuracy and confidence? If so, you may want to review You Will Be a Credible Witness at Trial (Witness Preparation for Trial).

This DVD aims to aid the novice or nervous client or lay witness to develop confidence in presenting truthful testimony in a courtroom. The package includes a written handout that serves as an outline of the topics in the accompanying DVD. Jan Mills Spaeth,

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