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Preparing Problem Clients for Trial and Deposition Testimony

Published by New Jersey Association for Justice


The appearance your client makes at deposition and at trial is the biggest factor in winning your case. But clients can be their own worst enemy. This program will give you advanced techniques for preparing your personal injury client for their testimony. You will learn how to guide your client away from the key behaviors that cause self-sabotage. You will receive specific techniques for how to deal with clients who have: a substance abuse history, criminal history, depression, mental illness, memory impairment, comparative negligence issues. This program will dramatically change your approach to witness preparation.

Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq.
Francisco J. Rodriguez is partner in the law firm of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C., where he has a practice limited to medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice, mass torts and federal tort claims act matters with offices in New Jersey and New York. Frank is a Past President of the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is also a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Model Civil Jury Charge Committee and the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Trial Certification. He...More

Originally Published

July 12, 2016

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Preparing Problem Clients for Trial and Deposition Testimony - Video
  • Preparing Problem Clients for Trial and Deposition Testimony - Paper
  • Preparing Problem Clients for Trial and Deposition Testimony - Slide Deck

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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