Facing the Fire: How Executives Can Best Prepare to Testify in Legal Proceedings


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

Attorneys can expect to gain insights into arranging an optimal performance for an executive’s examination at an arbitration, mediation, deposition, trial, or administrative proceeding. The course discusses ways to prepare with the executive before the proceeding to minimize damaging testimony on cross examination. There are also tips for ensuring the executive highlights important information on direct and redirect testimony, without the witness robotically repeating certain catch phrases or talking points.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•  Managing witness anxiety or anger
•  Mitigating problematic information
•  Allowing for the witness’ personality to emerge
•  Putting yourself in the best position to win

Date / Time: March 5, 2021

•  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
•  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
•  11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
•  10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year. 
Closed-captioning available upon request

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Original Broadcast Date: March 5, 2021

Joshua Grubaugh | Grubaugh Law

Josh Grubaugh performs corporate litigation as a Special Counsel with Comar Mollé, a boutique law firm serving smart creators working to solve real problems and advance the common good. The firm’s clients include companies, entrepreneurs, and angel-and venture capital funds across a wide variety of industries including consumer, fintech, frontier tech, mobile app, social enterprise, and b2b spaces. Josh is a former active-duty judge advocate with the U.S Army, where he tried approximately forty cases, filed more than thirty appellate briefs, and directed and cross-examined hundreds of witnesses. While at the Army Defense Appellate Division, he was lead counsel in three cases that were completely overturned, as well as numerous other cases resulting in sentence reductions or overturned convictions. As a trial defense attorney, his successes for clients included achieving a full acquittal and negotiating dismissal of multiple cases that had already been set for trial. In addition to his trial work with Comar Mollé, he maintains a separate trial practice dedicated to criminal defense, and military and veterans’ affairs. He went to law school at the University of Virginia and was an undergrad at U.C.L.A.

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I. Managing witness anxiety or anger 1:00-1:15
II. Mitigating problematic information 1:15-1:30
III. Allowing for the witness’ personality to emerge 1:30-1:45
IV. Putting yourself in the best position to win 1:45-2:00