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This article is reprinted with permission from The Practical Litigator.

Defending a friendly fact witness' deposition is no walk in the park. In fact, such a deposition can make the difference between winning and losing a case. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is well aware of the importance of witness deposition and makes it the subject of a paper David S. Wachen prepared for a seminar sponsored by the ABA's Litigation Section.

Recently appearing - in summarized form - in The Practical Litigator, the paper, titled "Preparing Fact Witnesses for Deposition," provides 16 concise tips to prepare friendly witnesses in the event that the opposing side wishes to depose him or her.