I recently presented and attended several CLEs. It’s a great way to learn new things and be exposed to differing points of view.
Today’s gem comes from Jon Powell. Jon’s a great attorney in Rankin County. Here’s Jon’s 5 Rules for Testifying.
- Listen to the question.
- Think about your answer.
- Answer only the question asked.
- Stop talking once answered.
- Tell the Truth.
Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney that always appreciates great advice!
Just some humor to brighten your Friday.
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law attorney and reminds you to find the humor when and where you can…
Today’s advice is for potential witnesses.
#1 Don’t refuse to talk to the attorney if they call to talk to you, unless it’s smart to not to.
You don’t have to speak, but if you do you may can avoid a subpoena or having to testify later.
#2 Don’t try to refuse a subpoena.
It’s tacky. Refusing to touch the papers does not invalidate service.
#3 Don’t be rude.
I get you have a job, but so do I. I attempted to call you weeks ago and do this politely. You refused to answer or speak. You refused to call back.
#4 Don’t lie to get out of testifying.
It’s tacky too. And dishonest.
Matthew Thompson is a divorce attorney and just wants the facts.