The Art And Science Of Investigative Questions: Part 1
By David DolkasMarch 2, 2018, 4:35 PM EST
Law360 (March 2, 2018, 4:35 PM EST) -- This five-part article discusses the art and science of asking investigative questions. It offers ideas and instruction on how to ask better questions in any investigative context where lawyers must elicit information from a source or a witness — an interview, a deposition or a trial examination.
I was a litigator and trial attorney for 34 years. I tried over 30 jury and judge trials all over the country, focusing mostly on complex patent-infringement cases for the last third of my career. I questioned well over...