The Day of Reckoning: The Art & Science of Cross-Examining Defendants and Defense Witnesses

Course Description

In this workshop, students will learn the keys to a successful cross-examination. They will learn how to prepare and gain a thorough understanding of the case including the evidence to be presented by both sides, drafting cross-examination topics and questions, and understanding the limitations of cross-examination. Finally, students will learn concrete examples of how to box the witness into a corner.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn techniques for reviewing a witness’ prior statements and identifying statements that are ripe cross-examination materials.

2. Learn techniques for cross-examining a defendant or defense witnesses in a manner that corroborates the victim’s statement or testimony.

3. Learn to cross examine a defendant or defense witness in a manner that helps the jury see a sexual or physical assault through the eyes of a victim.

4. Learn to incorporate trial themes into a cross examination.

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