Preparing Witnesses to Optimize Trial Strategy
A leading employment litigator was defending a wrongful discharge case on behalf of a national transportation company and sought assistance in preparing witnesses for their trial testimony.
HawkPartners worked with the litigator to align on a set of themes for the case and an understanding of the role each witness would play in telling that story.
Armed with this information and HawkPartners’ experience identifying the strengths and weaknesses jurors perceive in witness testimony, individual sessions were scheduled with each of the key witnesses.
Two litigators, a witness, and a HawkPartners consultant gathered to conduct video practice sessions to help witnesses understand how their verbal and nonverbal communication might come across in the courtroom.
With a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their key witnesses, the trial team was able to optimize its strategy.