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Nancy Drew: General Practitioner

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Jessica Anderson

on 9 August 2013

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Transcript of Nancy Drew: General Practitioner

Thesis: Nancy's legal background prepares her to serve as a guide on "good lawyering" skills, especially in the areas of interviewing witnesses, and analyzing and investigating facts.
Finding Out Everything the Witness Knows
4 Stages of Interviews
1. Introductory Stage
2. Open-Ended Narration Stage
3. Probing Stage
4. Review Stage
The Secret of the Old Clock
The Secret of Red Gate Farm
Nancy Drew: General Practitioner
* Teaches Nancy to think logically * Discusses cases with Nancy *
* Allows Nancy to be present during client interviews * Exemplifies good witness interviewing skills * Exemplifies good advocacy * Ethical * Often works pro bono * Generous
Carson Drew
The Sign of the Twisted Candles
The Password to Larkspur Lane
The Whispering Statue
Attorney at Law
(555) 798-6332
123 Riverside Drive
River Heights, USA
Interviewing Witnesses
Getting Neutral & Hostile Witnesses to Cooperate
Use an inquiring (as opposed to persuasive mode of conversation)
Be reasonable, friendly, and fair-minded
Make a lasting, favorable impression
Follow the People and Paper Trails
Investigating Facts
Analyzing Facts
Premise (Generalizations)
*Probative Value: Does this evidence have any tendency to prove the inferential conclusion?

General Practitioner
* Model Code of Professional Responsibility *
- No false statements of material fact or law
- Cannot give legal advice to unrepresented
person if there is a "reasonable possibility" of a conflict of interest
- No dishonesty, fraud, deceit,
or misrepresentation
Circumstantial evidence: evidence that relies on one or more inferences to prove or disprove a fact.

Premise: a proposition assumed to be true that can be paired with existing evidence to infer another fact.

Generalization: a type of premise that is only occasionally true but is based on "the general behavior of people or objects."
* Articulate Generalizations
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