Questioning Witnesses, Direct

Start strong and end strong

Start strong and end strong

Time: 21:10 Practice your first and last sentences so you can deliver them effortlessly: Assess your strongest points and deploy them persuasively at the beginning and ending of your presentation or examination...

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Minimize Harm: Plan for handling bad facts

Minimize Harm: Plan for handling bad facts

Time: 26:19 Practice how to minimize your opponent's best facts: You can't duck bad stuff. Every case has it, and you need to give it a context that minimizes the adverse effect...

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Help a witness use exhibits successfully

Help a witness use exhibits successfully

Time: 22:55 Practice how to handle exhibits: Get maximum effect from blowups of your exhibits by teaching witnesses how to use them to explain key facts...

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Make the witness a good source of information for the jury

Make the witness a good source of information for the jury

Time: 14:40 Making Direct Examination Work for You: Function of direct, form of question, introducing the witness, going behind the curtain, topic announcements..

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Framing questions on direct

Framing questions on direct

Time: 12:42 Using non-leading questions as your mainstay on direct: The rationale and techniques for asking open-ended questions on direct exam..

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Highlighting with voice, repetition, irony and other techniques

Highlighting with voice, repetition, irony and other techniques

Time: 16:56 Help Your Witness Make Points Effectively: Voice, tense, repetition (looping), irony, direct response to charges, blunting anticipated cross exam..

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Highlighting with phrasing in questions

Highlighting with phrasing in questions

Time: 14:34 Keeping jurors' attention on important points: Vocal emphasis, repetition ("looping"), using the present tense, using irony..

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Using visuals to hold the jury's attention during direct

Using visuals to hold the jury's attention during direct

Time: 14:01 The Why and How of Graphics with Your Witnesses: The points at which graphics can help your witness's explanations and the mechanics of display, focus, and orientation..

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Handling problems when your witness testifies incorrectly

Handling problems when your witness testifies incorrectly

Time: 15:43 Techniques for fixing problems when one of your witnesses testifies incorrectly: The pros and cons of using leading questions to get to the correct answer; coming back later using a rephrased question; refreshing recollection or impe..

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