Have you ever instructed your client to say “I don’t know” when it came to facts or anything that may have been detrimental to your case? Or maybe you’ve been on the other side of that where you were taking a deposition of someone and they just kept on saying they don’t know, just like a broken record.
In this episode, let’s focus on connecting with your client as well as some of those little shortcuts that we take along the way with our clients that could end in a bad result, otherwise known as woodshedding.
Ultimately, woodshedding is disrespectful to your client’s experience and feelings. It can lead to the client losing overall trust in you, as their lawyer, and they may just start lying to you too. So it’s not a very good road to go down.
In this episode, you will hear:
- Where the term “woodshedding” comes from
- Examples of woodshedding
- Why woodshedding is bad
- How to avoid falling into this trap
- Spending time to refresh your client’s memory