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GOOD TRIAL ADVOCACY CAN BE TAUGHT

Tigar and Twain on Good LawyeringMichael E. Tigar in the preface to his book Examining Witnesses (ABA Litigation Bookshelf 1972) expresses the view that good lawyering can be taught, and he supports the thesis with this Mark Twain story:“I believe that good lawyering can be taught. . . . Mark Twain tells the story of [...]

“AHA” MOMENT AND CROSS-EXAMINATION

Closing the Loop of Cross in ClosingCross-examination designed to expose the defect in the witness’s testimony may not be evident to the jurors during the cross. Rather, the loop may be closed in closing argument when you unveil the flaw and the jurors comprehend the full impact of the examination. Michael Tiger describes the effect [...]