5 Steps To A Successful Cross-Examination

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 12:06 PM ET) -- Cross-examination is not for the faint of heart. Even an experienced trial lawyer may feel a surge of adrenaline facing a hostile witness and the unpredictable exchange that is inherent in cross-examination. If you follow the five laws of cross-examination, you will have a better chance of controlling the exchange.

1. Grab Control and Don’t Let Go

In the battle between lawyer and witness, the one who establishes control in the first moments of the cross-examination will emerge the victor. Your questions must be leading, clear...
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