April 2010

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What They Saw and How They Saw It: Recorded Witness Statements
Missing No More: The Art of Finding Witnesses

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What They Saw and How They Saw It: Recorded Witness Statements

In the quest for useful, legal witness testimony, recorded statements offer distinct advantages over written statements. Although both written and recorded witness statements provide the attorney a narrative of the events in the witness' own words, only a recording captures the sometimes subtle nuances of what the witness saw and how they saw it. If not successfully preserved, that unique perspective - and the attorney's opportunity to use it - is lost forever.

Witness statements help establish liability, but a recorded witness statement is far more than a simple catalogue of events given in the witness' own words. It also serves as a kind of ... Read More

Missing No More: The Art of Finding Witnesses

Missing witnesses create delays, which cost money, aggravation, and time.  The longer a witness is missing, the more is lost - in depositions, hearings, settlements, and trials, due to postponements. Some witnesses work hard to stay missing and many have a network of sympathizers to help them remain "hidden."  Others are missing by omission, either because they are no longer at the address provided in the police or incident report, or because they never provided an address at all.  

Therefore, the scope and intensity of a witness search is highly variable, ranging from a simple phone call, to an intensive search of public records, or to surveillance. Sometimes all elements of search protocol are exhausted in the effort to locate a "hard to find" witness.

The most obvious first step in finding a witness is to ... Read more

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