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Conducting Effective Witness Interviews

Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Length: 90 minutes

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration for Session Only: $199.00

Registration plus Session Recording and Written Materials: $268.00


Gain an understanding of how to better conduct a witness interview and be able to identify the key information.

Many legal professionals underestimate the value of witness preparation. Taking the time to meet and talk to those individuals, who can make or break your case, is perhaps the best investment of time in any litigated matter.

Additionally, understanding the process of witness preparation, whether it be for deposition or trial, is important. It is not only what is said, but the manner in which it is presented, that can influence the trier of fact's view of your case.

This topic can assist you in identifying the material witnesses essential to your case and highlight methods of preparing said witnesses to assure that your client's position is stated accurately and in the best possible light.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Identification of Material Witnesses

  • Records and Reports
  • Chain of Command
  • Current and Former Employees
  • Family and Friends

The Process of Preparation

  • The Meeting
  • The Interview
  • Key Concerns
  • Practice Questions
  • Case Themes

Mistakes to Avoid

  • Going in Without Preparation
  • Meeting the Witness-Timing Is Everything
  • Not Taking the Helm

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • NALA
  • NFPA
  • Paralegals
For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Richard M. Sebek, Esq., Banker Lopez Gassler P.A.

  • Shareholder in the office of Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, Florida
  • Practice areas include medical malpractice, long-term care litigation, representation of individuals before medical and nursing boards, premises liability, products liability and wrongful death litigation
  • Conducts regular seminars
  • Achieved the highest rating with the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named a Super Lawyer many times, most recently in 2017
  • Admitted to practice in all Florida Federal Courts and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • J.D. degree with honors, Stetson University College of Law; B.S. degree, with honors, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • Member of American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Maritime Law Association
  • Can be contacted at (813) 222-1121 or

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