I've already explained opening statementsbut, for you I'll go a little further. She doesn't have to have a lawyer 1st of all, tho the judge will appoint her a lawyer for guidance & opinion. So if she gave a statement with a lawyer present, he could be there for those purposes only.<quoted text>
In a court of the law the moment a witness responses or makes any statement they have waived their right to claim the fifth.
The lawyer wasn't talking-the witness was.
2nd, you can't lose you 5th amendment rights without taking the stand & by law she doesn't have to take the stands for fear of self incrimination. Sharpen up on your law degree. You must've received it in the 1940s!