Get their statement preferably in writing but if not you can always use a tape

Get their statement preferably in writing but if not

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Get their statement preferably in writing – but, if not, you can always use a tape recorder. Favorite technique of Atty. Jose Diokno – prepare a statement and make deliberate mistakes. In this way, the witness is given the chance to read his/her statements, and are given the opportunity to check it, correct it, and put his initial on it. This is to establish authenticity and voluntariness of a statement. Try to use the same question, the same words, the same order of questioning as you will on direct examination in court.
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POINTERS TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE INTERVIEW II. CARDINAL RULES ON DIRECT EXAMINATION “Make your questions brief, simple; follow the same order that you prepared and when it comes to identifying documents, do it in the most natural way” – Atty. Diokno Try to present your exhibits – present them just as part of the story so that your witness will not feel that he is in a land of technicalities. Develop the ability to express yourself clearly, briefly, and cogently. – You must be on your feet.
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POINTERS TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE INTERVIEW III. LAYING THE PREDICATE Avoid leading questions As much as possible, get from the client/witness the necessary information, details, or any relevant matters which would make a sufficient evidence in court.
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  • Summer '17
  • Dean Almirante
  • Evidence law, DIRECT EXAMINATION, Jose Diokno

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