Maccarthy on Cross-examination

Author: Terence MacCarthy

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318867

Category: Law

Page: 221

View: 7994

Learn how to look good on cross, even when the witness is not cooperating. Learn how to manage and effectively minimize the witness's involvement, without appearing controlling, extracting, and insulting. Filled with illustrative cross examinations from actual cases, this book is your key to employing these proven techniques in your own practice. Using the three themes that run through out the book--looking good, telling a story, and using short statements--you can take control of your cross examinations and achieve the results you desire.
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MacCarthy on Impeachment:

How to Find and Use These Weapons of Mass Desctruction

Author: Terence F. MacCarthy,Sean P. MacCarthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634254205

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 9657

While there are many books on evidence and trial advocacy, there is very little written specifically on the law of impeachment. In MacCarthy on Impeachment, 16 methods of impeachment are discussed for trial attorneys seeking to improve their skills and better serve their clients.
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The Art of Cross-examination

With the Cross-examinations of Important Witnesses in Some Celebrated Cases

Author: Francis Lewis Wellman

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465550356

Category: Cross-examination

Page: 476

View: 1456

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Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques

Author: Larry Pozner,Roger J. Dodd

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1632843927

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques, Third Edition is an extensive revision and reorganization of Pozner and Dodd’s classic work, written to meet the needs of today’s trial attorneys. Pozner and Dodd’s signature techniques and methodologies, which have brought them acclaim as the nation’s leading experts on cross-examination, are illustrated with numerous new examples added specifically for the Third Edition. The authors provide their best-ever coverage of the “chapter method” of cross-examination with additional excerpts to illustrate various trial scenarios. New content also includes Chapter 6 on Cross Preparation Systems: Sourcing the Facts, giving you the tools to immediately inform a witness, and the court, what electronic or paper document you are using and exactly where in the document is the material upon which you are questioning. As always, the authors, who have lectured on cross-examination to thousands of attorneys worldwide, guide you to successful trial outcomes with a conversational, engaging, and easy-to-read writing style. Inside you'll find valuable advice on how to: Use opponents’ objections as the springboard for deeper and broader cross-examinations. Sequence cross-examination to teach the theory of the case in the best way, and to literally expand the rules of admissibility Use “loops” (the practice of incorporating and repeating key phrases and terms in successive questions to the witness) to rename witnesses and exhibits. Use “double loops” to discredit opposing expert witnesses. Use voir dire to create great jurors Use a fact-driven investigation to develop a winning theory Use a witness’s own words to follow your theme and theory Control the runaway witness Communicate winning theories in opening, cross, and closing Use loops to box in the witness Use tactical sequencing to create the most powerful cross Convert a witness’s silence into admission of fact Induce the witness to voice your pre-selected words Prepare for devastating impeachment Close off any escape routes for the witness Punish the evasive or “I don’t know” witness Control the crying witness Use timing, posture, inflection, diction, wording, eye contact, and other effects to emphasize a witness’s concession Effective cross-examination is a science with established guidelines, identifiable techniques, and definable methods. Attorneys can learn how to control the outcome with careful preparation, calculated strategy, effective skills, and a disciplined demeanor. Pozner and Dodd’s treatise remains the definitive guide to preparing killer cross-examinations, only from LexisNexis.
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Examining Witnesses

Author: Michael E. Tigar

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590312568

Category: Law

Page: 491

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Updated and expanded, this 2nd edition provides the theory, techniques, and strategy guidance needed to use witnesses effectively in trial.
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The Cross-examination Edge

A Guide to Effective Questioning

Author: Peter D. Polchinski

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 1933264276

Category: Law

Page: 70

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Called "the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth," cross-examination is your chance to confront and challenge the other side's testimony. Cross-Examination Edge is a how-to book that will help you improve your cross-examination skills, showing you how to confront the witness in any kind of trial, hearing, or proceeding. You will learn how to gain more leverage and credibility in your cross-examination by utilizing proven techniques with witnesses.Overcome any natural fear or lack of confidence. This book shows you to take command of a courtroom, to the reveal the truth to everyone present, and often win or secure a favorable resolution for your client. Cross-examination is your unique opportunity to do something important and challenging.Learn about questioning techniques, impeaching witnesses, confronting and preparing the expert, and tips for trial practice, among others! Also included in this handbook are samples of cross-examinations. These sample questions cover a variety of common courtroom scenarios, and the new lawyer can use them as a starting point for cross preparation. Seasoned advocates should find several helpful hints and tips to add to their repertoire.
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Cross-Examination Handbook

Persuasion, Strategies, and Technique

Author: Ronald H. Clark,George R. Dekle Sr.,William S. Bailey

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454858788

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 9437

The Cross-Examination Handbook teaches students the skills and strategies behind planning and conducting a persuasive cross-examination. This book offers step-by-step instruction and outstanding examples from illustrative trials. Two criminal and two civil case files, along with role-play assignments, give students practice actually planning and executing a cross-examination.
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A Room of One's Own

And Three Guineas

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199642214

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 294

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'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creativeachievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles.In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. ThreeGuineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their argumentscontinue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day.
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Cross-examination

A Practical Handbook

Author: George Colman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781533096500

Category: Cross-examination

Page: 169

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Ten Great American Trials

Lessons in Advocacy

Author: Glenn C. Altschuler,Faust F. Rossi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634255929

Category: Law

Page: 398

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Ten Great American Trials provides chapter length accounts of some of the most highlypublicized--and fascinating--court cases of the twentieth century.
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Storytelling for Lawyers

Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199875413

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Good lawyers have an ability to tell stories. Whether they are arguing a murder case or a complex financial securities case, they can capably explain a chain of events to judges and juries so that they understand them. The best lawyers are also able to construct narratives that have an emotional impact on their intended audiences. But what is a narrative, and how can lawyers go about constructing one? How does one transform a cold presentation of facts into a seamless story that clearly and compellingly takes readers not only from point A to point B, but to points C, D, E, F, and G as well? In Storytelling for Lawyers, Phil Meyer explains how. He begins with a pragmatic theory of the narrative foundations of litigation practice and then applies it to a range of practical illustrative examples: briefs, judicial opinions and oral arguments. Intended for legal practitioners, teachers, law students, and even interdisciplinary academics, the book offers a basic yet comprehensive explanation of the central role of narrative in litigation. The book also offers a narrative tool kit that supplements the analytical skills traditionally emphasized in law school as well as practical tips for practicing attorneys that will help them craft their own legal stories.
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The Next Digital Decade

Essays on the Future of the Internet

Author: Berin Szoka,Adam Marcus

Publisher: TechFreedom

ISBN: 0983820600

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Blood Meridian

Or the Evening Redness in the West

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307762528

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable." Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers." From the Hardcover edition.
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From Corpus to Classroom

Language Use and Language Teaching

Author: Anne O'Keeffe,Michael McCarthy,Ronald Carter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521851467

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 315

View: 1378

This book summarises and makes accessible recent work in corpus research, focusing on spoken data and on the place of lexis in grammar and discourse.
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Win Your Case

How to Present, Persuade, and Prevail--Every Place, Every Time

Author: Gerry Spence

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429909013

Category: Law

Page: 304

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Gerry Spence is perhaps America's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently pitted against teams of lawyers thrown against him by major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial since l969. In Win Your Case, Spence shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in any arena-the courtroom, the boardroom, the sales call, the salary review, the town council meeting-every venue where a case is to be made against adversaries who oppose the justice you seek. Relying on the successful courtroom methods he has developed over more than half a century, Spence shows both lawyers and laypersons how you can win your cases as he takes you step by step through the elements of a trial-from jury selection, the opening statement, the presentation of witnesses, their cross-examinations, and finally to the closing argument itself. Spence teaches you how to prepare yourselves for these wars. Then he leads you through the new, cutting-edge methods he uses in discovering the story in which you form the evidence into a compelling narrative, discover the point of view of the decision maker, anticipate and answer the counterarguments, and finally conclude the case with a winning final argument. To make a winning presentation, you are taught to prepare the power-person (the jury, the judge, the boss, the customer, the board) to hear your case. You are shown that your emotions, and theirs, are the source of your winning. You learn the power of your own fear, of honesty and caring and, yes, of love. You are instructed on how to role-play through the use of the psychodramatic technique, to both discover and tell the story of the case, and, at last, to pull it all together into the winning final argument. Whether you are presenting your case to a judge, a jury, a boss, a committee, or a customer, Win Your Case is an indispensable guide to success in every walk of life, in and out of the courtroom.
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African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade

Author: Alice Bellagamba

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521199611

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8580

Explores how to use different types of sources to write the history of slavery and the slave trade in Africa.
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