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coaching witnesses
Authored by: Kilz on Tuesday, December 25 2012 @ 10:51 AM EST
I think that when a witness becomes hard to cross examine it
may show bias that the jury can pick up on. It would be a dangerous game to
coach a witness to do it imho.

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coaching witnesses
Authored by: PJ on Tuesday, December 25 2012 @ 12:10 PM EST
You are not supposed to, but the same thought
crossed my mind as well.

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Expert witnesses
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, December 26 2012 @ 08:40 AM EST
If a witness is really an expert in the field he (or she) should be able to
answer
any relevant question with little delay. If necessary they should have
refreshed their memory of difficult bits. They should rarely answer a different

question to that asked and should apologise when thye do.
They should never be "unable to remember".
Or they are not really an expert giving unbiased testimony and therefore
should not be masquarading.

Chris B

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