If you will put these suggestions to use, if you will cross-examine in accordance with these suggestions, I can virtually guarantee — not that you will be a brilliant cross-examiner, but that you won’t be ashamed of yourself, you won’t be a buffoon in that courtroom.

Whenever you do not comply with them, you will regret it. Instantly.

(h/t /r/LawSchool)

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One Comment

  1. Christian Williams says:

    There are only three rules. Rule 1: Leading questions only; Rule 2: One new fact per question; Rule 3: Break cross-examination into a series of logical progressions to each specific goal. See Pozner and Dodd, Cross Examination Science and Techniques.

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