Testimony Preparation

When your child is required to testify at trial, we will assist them in preparing to testify. This is NOT an effort to help them "get their story right." This is a chance to help them understand what it is like to testify and what to expect while on the stand. In preparing your child to testify, our office can help them understand:

  • that the number one priority is to TELL THE TRUTH
  • what to do if they do not understand the question
  • what to do if they do not know the answer to a question
  • what to do if there is an objection
  • what to do if they need to use the bathroom or take a break
  • who will be in the courtroom
  • what the various people in the courtroom do
  • what the process is like when they testify

Our office will normally prepare witnesses to testify shortly before trial as a matter of course. However, if you have concerns and feel that your child would benefit from learning this information soon (decreased stress for the child, etc.) we would be more than happy to meet with your child at any time. Just contact our office.