Interviewing Skills For Attorneys – Whether it be in a deposition, courtroom, or just an information gathering session, asking questions is an important part of an attorney’s job. While most law schools don’t offer classes on interviewing, many attorneys are ill-prepared to best elicit information. In this course, participants will learn tips and best practices from a 25-year veteran FBI Special Agent. (12-16 hrs)
Learning Objectives: After this block of instruction, the participants will be able to:
- Develop an interviewing style.
- Create an interview plan.
- Define baseline behavior.
- Compare/contrast established interviewing methods.
- Utilize active listening skills.
- Develop methods to mitigate confirmation bias.
- Assess the impact of implicit bias on interviewing.
- Compare/contrast best practices to elicit information.
- Compare/contrast suspect and witness interviews.
- Establish methods to develop rapport.
- Apply social psychological behaviors in the interviewing process.
- Assess methods to detect deception.
- Define bounded ethicality.
- Develop methods to increase focus.
- Compare/contrast minimization and maximization.
- Evaluate the role of power structure in an interviewing environment.
- Identify characteristics of false confessions.
- Identify inconsistencies in speech and written statements.
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of leading questions.
- Define moral equilibrium.
- Construct methods to frame questions to suit particular situations.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 5
- Assessments Yes