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.
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.