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12 10, 2011

KNOWING WHEN TO BREAK THE RULES OF CROSS-EXAMINATION

By |October 12th, 2011|Concession-Seeking Cross, Don'ts for Cross-Examination, Irving Younger, Storytelling Cross|0 Comments

A Shot-in-the-Dark You could call it a locked-room murder but not a locked-room mystery. The murderers were locked in the room with their victim. Two inmates contrived to get themselves locked into the same cell with another inmate and proceeded to strangle him with a garrote. When a correctional officer came down the row of [...]

8 09, 2011

NEW VISUAL PERSUASION BOOK – SHOW THE STORY – AND CROSS-EXAMINATION

By |September 8th, 2011|Books on Trial Advocacy, Storytelling Cross|0 Comments

Give Punch to Impeachment with VisualsOur co-author Bill Bailey and his brother Robert have just had their book SHOW THE STORY: The Power of Visual Advocacy published by Trial Guides. This is the quintessential trial advocacy guidebook on how to bring the trial story alive in the courtroom through visuals.This includes cross-examination. One example of [...]

20 05, 2011

INTERPLAY BETWEEN TAKING A DEPOSITION AND CROSS-EXAMINATION

By |May 20th, 2011|Bill Gates, Concession-Seeking Cross, David Boies, Deposition and Cross, Storytelling Cross, Tips on Cross, Your Chance to Testify|1 Comment

David Boies on Cross-Examination and Depositions with the Microsoft Antitrust Case Illustration Deposition Purposes and Techniques David Boies’ performance in taking Bill Gates’s deposition in Department of Justice’s Sherman Antitrust case against Microsoft is an excellent illustration of how to focus on the purposes of the deposition and by doing so, select the right techniques. [...]

22 02, 2011

THE VELVET HAMMER DUELS WITH AN EXPERT WITNESS

By |February 22nd, 2011|Expert Witness, Karen Koehler, Storytelling Cross, Your Chance to Testify|0 Comments

Karen Koehler Cross-Examines an ExpertKaren Koehler, known by her adversaries as the “Velvet Hammer,” is a trial lawyer with Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington Law School, a prolific writer and a guest columnist here. What follows is her insightful trial report on her cross-examination of a defense vocational [...]

9 02, 2011

CROSS-EXAMINATIONS IN THE EVOLUTION AND CREATIONISM TRIALS

By |February 9th, 2011|Books on Cross, Concession-Seeking Cross, Cross Handbook, Deposition and Cross, Dover Trial, Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover, Scopes Trial, Storytelling Cross, Tips on Cross, Your Chance to Testify|0 Comments

The Scopes and Dover TrialsCross-examination Handbook delves into the Scopes trial, focusing on Clarence Darrow’s examination of adverse witness William Jennings Bryan utilizing the reduction-to-the-absurd technique to defeat him. And, some say that the ordeal contributed to Bryan’s death five days after the trial.While the 1925 Scopes trial involved the prosecution of a football coach [...]

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