Tag Archives: Witnesses

8 Ways to Make Calling Witnesses More Dramatic

As a trial attorney, never forget your role as director of the courtroom play. Consider these staging decisions when it comes to calling witnesses. Early in the trial, call a witness who can authenticate an important exhibit. The exhibit could … Continue reading

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Witnesses make the business case for diversity at congressional hearing

By Amanda Maine, J.D.The House Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion held a hearing to examine the economic benefits that result from the implementation of robust implementation of diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies at corporations and firms. The hearing was bipartisan … Continue reading

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Evaluating conflicting testimony and the credibility of witnesses in a disciplinary hearing

A court may not weigh the evidence or reject the choice made by the hearing officer in a disciplinary proceeding where there is conflicting evidence and room for choice exists. Where  there is room for choice, the court may not … Continue reading

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Choose Your Expert Witnesses Carefully

Bill Mitchell, Seven-Day Detective, recently stressed the importance of having the necessary proof to win your court case.  He emphasized the importance of being able to actually prove your case when you get to court.  In any contested case, "time … Continue reading

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When Do You Need Witnesses for a Workers' Compensation Claim?

You are the primary witness in your workers’ compensation case and the only necessary witness in many cases. In Illinois, you are not required to prove that anyone was negligent in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The arbitrator or court … Continue reading

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