Jury Research Institute has a fine article about the all-important task of witness preparation.
The article breaks down the preparation process into three stages:
- Stage 1 involves orienting the witness to the courtroom and the roles of the people who the witness can expect to see in the courtroom.
- Stage 2 addresses the content of the witnesses testimony, starting from a global perspective and working toward the specifics of the testimony.
- Stage addresses communication skills.
You will find that this article will help you in your efforts to prepare your witnesses for trial.