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4-Witness-Advocate Rule

28-Law Firm Staff

A lawyer had a legal assistant interview a witness. When the witness told a different story at trial, the lawyer wanted to call the legal assistant to impeach the witness. The lawyer may call the legal assistant as a witness without withdrawing.

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