Friday, July 3, 2020
BIG MISTAKE ON CROSS-EXAMINATION: REPEATING THE DIRECT
Irving Younger’s 7 th Commandment It is probably the most common mistake - the cross-examiner has the witness repeat their direct ex...
Friday, June 26, 2020
CROSS-EXAMINATION: NO PITTING
On cross-examination, avoid pitting. When the cross-examiner asks the witness to contradict another witness, it’s called pitting. Here’s ...
Saturday, June 6, 2020
5 FAVORITE BOOKS ON CROSS-EXAMINATION
What follows is a list of five of my favorite books on cross-examination. These books are not strangers to this blog that concentrates ...
Friday, May 29, 2020
ZOOM CROSS-EXAMINATIONS AND THE CONFRONTATION CLAUSE
First Jury Selection Via Zoom in Texas An article in the May 11, 2020 ABA Journal, entitled “Could Zoom jury trials become the norm duri...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
CROSS-EXAMINING THE EVASIVE WITNESS
In the past, we have discussed how to handle the evasive witness on cross-examination. In Chapter 10 of the Cross-Examination Handbook , ...
Sunday, May 24, 2020
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
GO BIG, NOT SMALL ON CROSS-EXAMINATION
Go Big: As we explain in Cross-Examination Handbook: Persuasion, Strategies, and Techniques , the primary purpose of cross-examination ...
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