Cross-Examination: A Trial Prep Checklist

SKU: cross checklist

by: Timothy M. Tippins

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There is a great deal that goes into effective cross-examination.  In a complex cross, the decisions the advocate must make – both in pre-trial prep and in the courtroom – are close to endless.  Many of these decisions, particularly those made on your feet in the heat of battle, come from the instincts you develop and hone over years of courtroom experience.  For the seasoned trial lawyer most if not all of the principles, strategies, and tactics enumerated below are second nature.  He or she knows when and how to use them as the shifting circumstances of the courtroom dictate.  The problem for the family law practitioner in particular, however, is that settlements predominate in the field.  Courtroom experience is indeed a precious commodity.  For the practitioner who tries just one or two cases each year, maybe not even that, it is essential to review the fundamentals before each trial.  It is exactly for that practitioner that this monograph is designed.  It should serve as a terse reminder – which you can readily review in less than an hour – of the proven principles, strategies, and tactics that are most likely to lead to a successful cross-examination.

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