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The purpose of an interview is to reveal the truth; the method of uncovering the truth is the art and science of the interview. Obtaining sufficient relevant information is imperative in everything a lawyer does to protect the client’s interests. Interviewing techniques are not emphasized or even considered in law school.
This webinar will focus on methods discussed in To get the whole truth, where its author, our speaker, teaches lawyers—from novices meeting their first clients to seasoned trial lawyers—effective methods of obtaining information through human interaction are key to deciding whether to litigate and to running an effective trial. No matter who you seek information from or what your reason for wanting it is, these technologies can help you meet and interact with others and effectively gather the facts you need to decide whether to litigate, prepare for litigation or defend, and be ready to present evidence at trial.
- Distinguish between an interview vs. testimony.
- Understand the purpose and basics of an interview.
- Apply ways to build a good relationship and identify if the person is telling you the truth.
- Conduct objective and effective interviews.
Presented by the author, Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, now limits his practice to that of an insurance consultant specializing in insurance coverage, handling insurance claims, bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally for insurers and policyholders. He practiced law in California for more than 44 years as an insurance coverage and claims attorney and more than 55 years in the insurance industry. He can be reached at http://www.zalma.com and email@example.com
Webinar registrants will receive a 25% discount on the Getting the Whole Truth: Interviewing Techniques for the Lawyer book with code ZALMA2023.