Course DescriptionWorking with witnesses presents a minefield of potential ethical issues for civil and criminal litigators. Identifying and addressing these can be tricky, but mishandling them can lead to consequences such as sanctions and an undesirable outcome of your case.
In this program, attorney Christina Lynn draws from the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and case law to help viewers tackle some of the most common ethical issues involving witnesses. Topics covered include how to deal with lying and misbehaving witnesses, what to do when your ethical duties conflict with attorney-client privilege, deposing current and former employees, and special issues involving expert witnesses.
Length: 1hr 10min
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Meet the Lecturer(s)
Christina is a Massachusetts attorney who currently heads up her firm, The Law Office of Christina Lynn, located in southeastern Massachusetts. The firm provides legal counsel to businesses on issues ranging from contract drafting, negotiation, and enforcement to labor and employment matters. Christina also counsels individuals on a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, access to government services, and creditor/debtor matters.
Christina began her career handling complex commercial litigation, government investigations, and trade secrets cases at the Boston office of WilmerHale. She was also an associate at DemeoLLP, a litigation boutique firm in Boston, where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation, white collar defense, employment disputes, support of condo associations, insurance defense, defamation, and harassment. During her years of practice, she has focused significantly on issues surrounding ethics and privilege, especially as those issues arise in large scale discovery.
Christina has also been active in programs to assist domestic violence victims in obtaining divorces and settling child custody disputes and assisted with nationwide efforts to help homeless youth, in addition to being a mentor for the Discovering Justice mock trial program. Christina received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.