Lawsuits are about stories and people, and it is vital that your witnesses communicate their stories as best as they can. They need to speak to their role or scope and not beyond it.
Jurors have come to expect witnesses to be "polished" and "prepped." When witnesses appear nervous, guarded, defensive, fidgety, or even quirky, jurors sometimes confuse those behaviors with deceitfulness. We will work with you to humanize your witness and make him or her as comfortable and confident as possible. Often characteristics and behaviors that are very adaptive outside of the courtroom simply can be harmful in a deposition or at trial. We will educate and demystify the process for your witness. We will also develop a preparation session or workshop that builds on your witness's strengths and addresses his or her limitations. We can also help address cultural or language issues that may impair your witness's ability to communicate with the jury, or negatively mpact the jury's ability to relate to your witness.