Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques

Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques offers practical advice to trial attorneys. According to the publisher's description:

the authors:
  • Demonstrate how opponents' objections can be the springboard for deeper and broader cross-examinations.

  • Show how cross-examination can be sequenced to teach the theory of the case in the best way, and to literally expand the rules of admissibility.

  • Explain how "loops" (the practice of incorporating and repeating key phrases and terms in successive questions to the witness) are used to rename witnesses and exhibits.

  • Describe the use of "double loops" to discredit opposing expert witnesses.

Effective cross-examination is a science with established guidelines, identifiable techniques, and definable methods. Attorneys can learn how to control the outcome with careful preparation, calculated strategy, effective skills, and a disciplined demeanor.
It's in the library: KF8920 .P68 2004 at Reference Area.

The authors also have their own website, PoznerandDodd.com.

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