Tips for Cross-Examination!
Direct Examination Tips!
Example of a Direct Examination
Control & Direct Examination – Chris Biggs, Esq.
Chris Biggs explains various techniques to exercising control of a witness during a Direct Examination while avoiding the use of leading questions.
Closing Arguments – Terry MacCarthy
Terry MacCarthy explains the importance of Closing Arguments and their relationship to other parts of the trial.
Opening Statements – Terry MacCarthy
Terry MacCarthy explains important things to do when conducting an Opening Statement and those things to avoid doing. He also provides tips on exactly how to avoid those things while still getting your point across.
Closing Argument Tips
Molly Goodwill demonstrates Trial Advocacy Closing Argument tips:
Opening Statement Tips
Courtney Olivier demonstrates Trial Advocacy Opening Statement tips:
Example of a Prosecution Opening Statement
Irving Younger’s 10 Commandments of Cross Examination
Example of a Cross Examination
Example of a Defense Closing Argument
Example of a Defense Opening Statement
Direct and Cross of Police Officer – Page Lobozzo David Ciccarello and Angela Lauer Chong
The Direct and Cross Examination of Officer Baxter-White from the Trial Advocacy course case file.
View Direct & Cross of Officer Baxter-White
Direct and Cross of Witness – Ann-Eliza Taylor David Ciccarello and Cynthia Rayhorn
The Direct and Cross Examination of Doris Presley from the Trial Advocacy course case file.
General Considerations with Expert Witnesses – David Tirella
Professor Tirella explains the general considerations to be aware of when choosing a top-quality expert witness.
Overview of Expert Witnesses – David Tirella
Professor Tirella provides a basic overview of expert witness testimony and the importance of choosing the right expert.
Expert Witnesses – Direct & Cross – Terry MacCarthy
Terry MacCarthy discusses techniques that can be used when calling expert witnesses to the stand during both Direct and Cross Examination.
Jury Selection – Judge Habas
Judge Habas explains the importance of embracing fear when it comes to conducting jury selection.
The 4 Cs of Impeachment – Professor Firnstein
Professor Firnstein explains a technique for impeaching a witness with a prior inconsistent statement using the 4 C’s which are Commit, Conceding, Complete, and Confront.