Monday, January 26, 2015


The Second Edition of Cross-Examination Handbook: Persuasion, Strategies, and Techniques has just been published by Wolters Kluwer. This new edition continues its straightforward step-by-step instruction that gained it praise for the first edition. The book's guidance regarding strategies and techniques continues to be combined with examples from illustrious trials including new ones, such as the Zimmerman trial.

The new edition adds, among other topics, visual cross-examination, social media impeachment and the interplay of discovery and cross. Also, the Cross Handbook has been updated to cover the new Evidence Rules and case law.

Along with the new edition comes a revamped and expanded website for the Cross Handbook On the new website are the following:
  • case files for use in professional development seminars or law school trial advocacy classes;
  • for professors password protected Teacher’s Manual and Actors Guide (containing witness instructions for role-playing exercises), and
  • supplementary materials, such as articles on cross-examination.