The Ethics of Witness Preparation in a Coverage Case -- Prepare Your Witness .. But not TOO much!


Leslie Thorne presented on the practical and ethical considerations that an attorney must navigate in working with witnesses in an insurance coverage case.

The following areas will be discussed in detail – (1) selecting and interviewing potential party and non-party deposition and trial witnesses; (2) the unique considerations that counsel must keep in mind when dealing with former employees of the client; and (3) the preparation of client witnesses for deposition and trial – how to prepare yourself AND the witness.

Excerpted from presentation to ABA Insurance Coverage Committee CLE Seminar, March 4-7, 2015. To read the full presentation, click here.

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