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Cross-examination of witnesses

Roberto Aron

Cross-examination of witnesses

the litigator"s puzzle

by Roberto Aron

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Published by Shepard"s/McGraw-Hill in Colorado Springs, Colo .
Written in English

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  • United States.
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    • Cross-examination -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRoberto Aron, Kevin Thomas Duffy, Jonathan L. Rosner.
      SeriesTrial practice series
      ContributionsDuffy, Kevin Thomas., Rosner, Jonathan L., 1932-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF8920 .A76 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxix, 559 p. ;
      Number of Pages559
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2216043M
      ISBN 100070536236
      LC Control Number89039270
      OCLC/WorldCa20318263

      chapter how to excel during cross-examination. chapter what you can expect to be asked on cross-examination. chapter understanding and defeating counsel’s cross-examination tactics. chapter techniques experts can use to go on offense during cross-examination. frequently asked questions: q. Cross-examination of factual witnesses should be focused on the key points in dispute and factual evidence within the knowledge of the witness. Common pitfalls include: attempting to cross-examine on every single point in the case rather than confining the questions to .

        The "Cross-Examination Handbook" is a straightforward yet sophisticated guide for cross-examination, whether you are constructing the cross of an expert or a lay witness. The major reason this book is so valuable and so useful is that it not only explains the technique of cross-exam but, more important, places the cross in the overall structure 5/5(11). concerning cross-examination. These should not be considered rules but rather "red flags" since experience demonstrates that most mistakes in cross-examination are made when the "red flags" are disregarded. Sound judgment, not rules, must determine how the cross-examiner approaches each witness. While cross-examination is an art, no single.

      Witnesses will rebel, but with this methodology, the area of rebellion is usually limited to the additional fact that you cross-examination into distinct chapters consisting of the points and sub-points that you want to make for your cross-examination of a particular witness. 7File Size: KB. Finally, the book discusses the possibility of entirely doing away with cross-examination of child witnesses. These recommendations are strengthened by the book’s thorough discussions of how various methods have been implemented in Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Norway.


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Cross-examination of witnesses by Roberto Aron Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book contains many details on the art of cross-examination of a witness. It covers the manner of the examination, perjured testimony, the sequence of examination, experts, silent cross examination, dangers and comments on uses and misuses of the process.

This book would be very helpful to law students,/5(44). The Art of Cross-Examination is a classic text for trial attorneys and law students on how to cross-examine n by American attorney Francis L.

Wellman, the book was first published in by The Macmillan Company, and was still in print more than years later. Cross-Examination Handbook: Persuasion Strategies and Techniques is an outstanding treatise that successfully conveys the preparation of a cross-examination in both a civil and criminal context.

This book is not only beneficial to law students, but also to. Part two of the book contains two chapters that fall under the subject of anticipating cross-examination when you present witnesses.

Part three deals with experts. John Townsend discusses two caricatures of expert witnesses: the “honest but mistak - en professional” and the “paid liar.” He describes the grow - ing practice of “hot.

Dodd’s Cross Examination Cross-Examination for Depositions The following is excerpted from the book “Cross-Examination for Depositions” by Roger J. Dodd and Matthew A. Dodd. Cases are often won or lost at the discovery stage, and knowing how to cross-examine deponents is an essential skill for all litigators.

Difficult witnesses. The Art of Cross-Examination: Witness Interrogation Techniques (Legal Education) by Francis L L.

Wellman and a great selection of related books. Anyone wanting a real understanding of the best ways to examine witnesses would be advised to get MacCarthy on Cross-Examination (MacCarthy, Terence F.) and Examining Witnesses (Tigar, Michael E.).

MacCarthy's book is a very quick read and has a wealth of information that the experienced reader can put into immediate practice in the courtroom/5(39). "Cross-examination in international arbitration is not as easy as some lawyers might think.

As arbitrator, I have seen unsuccessful efforts at cross-examining witnesses that could have been significantly improved if the lawyers had immersed themselves in the essays in this enormously valuable book by a world-class group of experienced authors.

Cross-Examination Techniques 1. Introduction Cross-examination is a weapon, an effective weapon if handled correctly and a dangerous weapon if not. It can be your best friend or your worst enemy if handled incorrectly. Like a weapon, it File Size: KB. The key to a good cross examination involves knowledge of your theory of the case and the evidence, control of the witnesses, and control of oneself.

Preparation. Every book discussing cross-examination focuses on the need for thorough preparation. First, the most essential step of preparation is knowing the case inside-and-out. Legal Resources on How to Succeed in Cross Examination. Cross Examination is often considered the most exciting and intense part of a trial.

Whether you practice in the area of personal injury, business litigation, domestic relations, toxic torts, intellectual property litigation, criminal law, or another area of law, knowing how to do a great cross examination is very.

Anyone who learns the rules can become a master of the art of cross-examination. My own perspective on cross-examination has recently broadened.

In fact, since last we spoke (D. Berg, Blind Cross-Examination, 17 Litigation, No.1, at 12 (Fall )), I have begun trying civil cases of all kinds, primarily plaintiffs’ personal injury. Preparing for cross examination is a huge task; having a system for organizing and preparing is vital to drafting an efficient cross.

Scattering notes across dozens of notepads and loose pages risks missing key evidence that should be addressed. A computerized system that enables you to cross-reference facts, dates, witnesses, and key issues is.

Framed by the antiquated commandments of cross-examination and informed by the Rules of the Road™ method, The Fearless Cross-Examiner is a masterful guide to winning despite difficult adverse witnesses. This new method refuses to shy away from the stressful reality of cross in high-tension courtroom environments.

techniques for direct examination, cross-examination, and impeach-ment of young witnesses. DiREcT EXAMINATION A. Direct Examination-Getting Underway The direct examiner's primary responsibility with all witnesses, whether children or adults, is to "get the story into the record."Cited by: 6.

In others, counsel may wish to highlight that the witness indeed knows nothing beyond what is in the witness statement. Counsel may also use witnesses under cross-examination to highlight the opponent’s ‘empty chairs’, disclosure failings and inconsistencies with fellow witnesses (or experts who have relied on witness testimony).

Full text of "The art of cross-examination; with the cross-examinations of important witnesses in some celbrated cases" See other formats. What do you tell all witnesses before they’ll be cross-examined at trial. First: Do not change your demeanor on cross. This is a big one, and witnesses routinely violate it.

Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques, Third Edition is an extensive revision and reorganization of Pozner and Dodd’s classic work, written to meet the needs of today’s trial attorneys.

Pozner and Dodd’s signature techniques and methodologies, which have brought them acclaim as the nation’s leading experts on cross-examination, are illustrated with 5/5(1). After practicing with a variety of witnesses, you'll start to understand how to adjust the tone and style of the cross examination to the visible responses of the jury, the judge and the witness.

Ask easier questions in the beginning to make the witness feel comfortable, and lead up to the more complicated questions after trust has been 83%(58). divulge multiple witnesses just to keep the other side from being prepared for the crucial cross-examination, which will likely win or lose the case.

Many times, the identity of the medical expert is learned at the moment he or she is called to the stand. .Additional Physical Format: Online version: Redfield, Roy Addis. Cross examination and the witness. Mundelein, Ill., Callaghan [] (OCoLC)  Cross-Examination Handbook, by Clark, Dekle and Bailey, is the best book on cross-examination I have ever read.

Every lawyer should refer to it before commencing a deposition or going to trial. The work covers all possible contingencies that an attorney might face in examining a hostile witness, opposing party or expert, from gaining.