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10 04, 2014

LINCOLN USED CONCESSION-SEEKING CROSS-EXAMINATION

By |April 10th, 2014|Concession-Seeking Cross, Contradiction Technique of Cross-Examination, Lincoln, Lincoln Lawyer|0 Comments

The Crafton Murder Trial Cross-ExaminationAbraham Lincoln’s fame as a cross-examiner rests in large part on his decisive use of an almanac to discredit a witness in what history remembers as the Almanac Trial. If we dig into the history books, we can find much better support for the proposition that he was an excellent cross-examiner. [...]

31 03, 2011

LINCOLN LAWYER’S CROSS-EXAMINATION TRAP

By |March 31st, 2011|Don'ts for Cross-Examination, Lincoln Lawyer, Movies, Teacher Materials, Tips on Cross|1 Comment

If It’s Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is.Nothing makes a point stick like a good illustration, particularly a good movie clip. The Lincoln Lawyer, now in theaters, is a good thriller, and it has a courtroom scene that can teach law students and inexperienced trial lawyers and remind veterans to be wary of [...]

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