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12 04, 2015

COURTROOM ATTIRE FOR WOMEN

By |April 12th, 2015|Blog, Courtroom Lessons, Pretrial Tips, Trial Advocacy, Trial Tips|1 Comment

This is a subject about which I’m totally unqualified to render an opinion. I’m perfectly comfortable discussing a man’s trial uniform. A man’s trial proper courtroom attire normally is a dark suit, white or blue shirt, a tie that may have a pattern but not a loud one, brown or black shoes coordinated with the [...]

3 04, 2015

SHOOTING IN A TAVERN ON A SATURDAY NIGHT

By |April 3rd, 2015|Blog, Pretrial Tips, Trial Advocacy, Trial Advocacy: Assignments and Case Files, Trial Tips|0 Comments

Today’s headline in the local newspaper is “Jury awards $3.7M to estate of Munchbar shooting victim.” The newspaper account describes how a jury awarded the estate of the deceased $3.5 million with the tavern being held responsible for 75% and other participants in a fight leading up to the shooting being responsible for the remaining 25%.  The shooter [...]

27 03, 2015

DAVID BOIES ADVICE TO TRIAL LAWYERS

By |March 27th, 2015|Blog, David Boies, Pretrial Tips, Trial Advocacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  David Boies is America’s preeminent trial lawyer. His successes include cases, such as that against California’s Proposition 8 and the Microsoft antitrust case. In an interview with Katrina Dewey for Lawdragon,  he described his belief that it was an honor to make a living and a difference practicing law: “I’ve always believed that one [...]

22 03, 2015

DAVID BOIES’ ADVICE ON CROSS-EXAMINATION

By |March 22nd, 2015|Bill Gates, Blog, Concession-Seeking Cross, David Boies, Tips on Cross, Trial Advocacy|0 Comments

  David Boies once again proved his preeminence as a cross-examiner in California’s Proposition 8 case. After driving out two of the other side’s experts when he took their depositions, Boies then turned the one remaining expert into his with his cross-examination at trial. How does David Boies over and over again conduct devastating cross-examinations? [...]

28 02, 2015

NEW EDITION OF CROSS-EXAMINATION HANDBOOK

By |February 28th, 2015|Blog, Books, Books on Cross, Tips on Cross, Trial Advocacy|1 Comment

The Second Edition of Cross-Examination Handbook: Persuasion, Strategies, and Techniques has just been published by Wolters Kluwer. This new edition continues its straightforward step-by-step instruction combined with examples from illustrious trials including the Zimmerman trial. The new edition adds, among other topics, visual cross-examination, social media impeachment and the interplay of discovery and cross. Also, [...]

17 01, 2011

DOES A STAND-ALONE CROSS-EXAMINATION COURSE MAKE SENSE?

By |January 17th, 2011|Books on Cross, Books on Trial Advocacy, Law School Clinic, Stand-Alone Cross Course, Trial Advocacy|0 Comments

To: Trial Advocacy and Clinical Law Professors From: William S. Bailey, Adjunct Professor of Law, Seattle University Prior to writing Cross-Examination Handbook, my co-authors Ron Clark, Bob Dekle and I thought through the implications of what we were about to begin. The fundamental question which loomed in our minds was, “Does this book really make [...]

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