The chart provides valuable considerations to be applied during pre-trial preparation as to the assessment of risks v benefits in calling a potentially hostile witness to testify.
In civil cases, you can call an adverse party or witness in your own case. Evid C §776(a). But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Before deciding to call an adverse party or witness, definitely check out this chart laying out the strategy considerations—reasons to do it and reasons to steer clear.
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