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How Preparing to Be a Good Witness Is Like Weight Training

Charles A. Lindbergh on the witness stand.
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When I prepare with an individual before a legal proceeding in which he or she will testify– say, for example, when I meet with a worker before a deposition or unemployment hearing– I discuss with that person what it means to be a good witness.

Being a good witness does not simply mean telling the truth, although that is certainly a necessary and important part of it.

Being a good witness also means work.

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