Strategies for Success: Research Tools


  • Pretrial timeline: Months or weeks before trial.
  • Purpose and benefit: Witness learns effective courtroom communication for enhanced confidence and persuasiveness.
  • Format: Simulated direct and cross-examination videotaped before trial counsel(s) and consultant for review and critique. A session usually lasts two to three hours. Depending on witness performance, two to three sessions provide optimal benefits.
  • Setting: Simulated courtroom.
  • Number of jurors: Not applicable to this exercise.

For details of fee package, contact

Patrice Truman of Truman & Associates
(510) 528-4655 (voice)   (510) 528-3171 (fax)

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