Author: Roy Black

Trial Advocacy (d. 2022)

December 27, 2022 Argument
With great sadness I read of the death of advocacy in these pages on Dec. 23rd.  Derrick Morales was given 40 minutes for his final argument including 20 seconds for...

A Tale of Two Cities

May 2, 2016 Cross-Examination
New York, April 30, 2016. Renee Hill represents one of nine current or former Rikers Island prison guards charged with viciously beating an inmate. Jahmal Lightfoot, the former inmate, is...

Ghomeshi: The Letter

February 22, 2016 Criminal Defense
Once in rare while we come across a piece of advocacy which seems almost perfect. This is hard to accomplish in cross examination because your "partner" is hostile and seeks...