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Cross-Examination Edge: A Guide to Effective Questioning PDF eBook

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  • Author: Peter D. Polchinski
  • ISBN 10: 1-933264-27-6
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-933264-27-1
  • Copyright Date Ed:  June 1, 2010
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • PDF eBook

Called "the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth," cross-examination is your chance to confront and challenge the other side's testimony. Cross-Examination Edge is a how-to book that will help you improve your cross-examination skills, showing you how to confront the witness in any kind of trial, hearing, or proceeding. You will learn how to gain more leverage and credibility in your cross-examination by utilizing proven techniques with witnesses.

Overcome any natural fear or lack of confidence. This book shows you to take command of a courtroom, to the reveal the truth to everyone present, and often win or secure a favorable resolution for your client. Cross-examination is your unique opportunity to do something important and challenging.

Learn about questioning techniques, impeaching witnesses, confronting and preparing the expert, and tips for trial practice, among others! Also included in this handbook are samples of cross-examinations. These sample questions cover a variety of common courtroom scenarios, and the new lawyer can use them as a starting point for cross preparation. Seasoned advocates should find several helpful hints and tips to add to their repertoire.

Topics Include:

  • Preparation for the witness
  • Questioning techniques
  • Impeachment with prior inconsistent statements
  • Cross techniques
  • Preparation for the expert
  • Confronting the expert
  • Tips for trial practice
  • Answering the judge's questions
  • Developing a good reputation
  • Conducting a voir dire
  • Reviewing the expert's file in court
  • Using the expert's report
  • How to phrase questions
  • Admonishing witnesses
  • Adding drama to the presentation
  • Leading and non-leading questions
  • Tips for trial practice

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preparation for the Witness
Chapter 2: Questioning Techniques
Chapter 3: Impeachment with Prior Inconsistent Statements
Chapter 4: Cross Techniques
Chapter 5: Preparation for the Expert
Chapter 6: Confronting the Expert
Chapter 7: Tips for Trial Practice

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