Category: Cross-Examination

Cross-Examination Part 2

Young lawyers and law students are always asking what areas are ripe for cross-examination.  Here is a checklist we used when we prepared for a trial several years ago.  It is over inclusive and perhaps not perfect but at least it is something to look through for ideas. Cross-Examination Checklist


Cross-Examination Part 1

“Cross-examination is the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth. You can do anything with a bayonet except sit on it. A lawyer can do anything with cross-examination if he is skillful enough not to impale his own cause upon it.” – JOHN HENRY WIGMORE Everyone quotes the famous first sentence from […]