Questioning Witnesses, Expert Cross

Show the jury the expert’s bias

Show the jury the expert’s bias

Time: 9:18 Highlight lack of objectivity: Exploiting expert's one-sidedness, highlighting lack of qualifications, using expert's argumentative language, previewing judge's instructions..

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Challenge the expert’s factual basis

Challenge the expert’s factual basis

Time: 12:57 Highlight problems with assumptions and things the expert did not do: Challenging the expert's workup, exploiting limits of expert's factual knowledge, explaining peer review, using a visual aid for numbers, using an analogy..

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Undermine the expert's opinion

Undermine the expert's opinion

Time: 15:19 Set themes, consider best labels, use logic: Challenging the expert's workup, exploiting limits of expert's factual knowledge, explaining peer review, using a visual aid for numbers, using an analogy..

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Contradict the expert with a learned treatise

Contradict the expert with a learned treatise

Time: 8:44 Technique for using a section of a treatise on cross: Setting up the cross, laying the foundation (circumstantially), accrediting the treatise..

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