Questioning Witnesses, Cross
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Time: 10:38 When the witness wants to work against you:
Repeat, refocus, confront and other techniques available to rein in a difficult witness on cross examination..
Time: 19:40 Letting the jury know the other side:
Leading questions, ensuring the response we want, dealing with the uncooperative witness..
Time 9:08 Keeping a Hostile Witness on Track:
Mechanics, yes/no answers, judge intercession, gestures and body language, incrementalizing..
Time: 10:41 Keep Your Cool & Use Technique.
Stay calm and professional, ask and re-ask if necessary short, one-fact questions, use documents for witness control..
Time: 21:52 How to Form Questions to Emphasize Your Points:
Using precise questions, sticking to known facts, hearing non-answers and drawing out the points to make them self evident..
Time: 11:32 Setting up a Dramatic Shift:
Carefully building fact-by-fact, the set-up, avoiding diversionary tactics, creating a "Dragnet" moment..
Time: 7:49 Using Color Words:
Increasing the odds that color words will be accepted, having an alternative word at the ready..
Time: 17:20 Techniques to Underscore Important Points:
Creating flip charts to help persuade; turning an adversary's points on them..
Time: 8:17 Opposing Witness: Impeach the Statement at Trial with an Omission in an Earlier Statement:
Use the three elements -- commitment, skepticism, and crediting the prior statement -- to take full advantage when the trial testimony goes fa..
Time: 14:29 Impeach the Statement at Trial with a Prior Inconsistent Statement:
Use a prior oral statement, informal written statement, deposition
paper transcript, or deposition video to impeach a contrary statement at
Time: 12:49 Making the Decision to Impeach a Witness at Trial:
Select only important points for your impeachment, be sure to set them in context, and then cleanly lay out the inconsistency...
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