Tuesday, February 14, 2006

How to Ask Leading Questions

[TIP] Here are some tips on cross-examination -- How to Ask Leading Questions -- from Elliott Wilcox of Trial Theater. One fun example illustrates how a lawyer could ask Wile E. Coyote a series of leading questions to tell the story of the rocket skates.

"Your name is Wile E. Coyote, isn't it?"
"On March 23rd of last year, you placed an order with the Acme Co, right?"
"Three days later, a package arrived, didn't it?"
"A box from the Acme Company."
... and so on.

He also recommends practicing your leading questions on your dog, who is much less likely to take offense than your spouse or date.

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