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The Ethics of Witness Preparation: “Does ABA Ethics Rules Change the Dynamics for Preparing Witnesses?”

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Our panelists, highly experienced trial and litigation specialists will discuss the impact of new ABA Formal Opinion 508, adopted August 5, 2023, dealing with “The Ethics of Witness Preparation.” 

They will discuss the impact of the opinion on counsel’s approach to working with witnesses, including a client, to testify at deposition and trial. How does the opinion change the ethics rules? What are the ethical limits working with favorable witnesses and clients in preparing them to give testimony? What is the difference between witness preparation and coaching a witness, and how do you draw the lines between?

Available in States

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Federal Courts
  • Florida Eligible
  • Litigation & Litigation Skills
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Trial Skills


  • Legal Ethics : 1 Credit