Recommended Titles and Treatises
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MacCarthy on cross-examination
Terence MacCarthy is well known for his CLE lectures on cross-examination skills. In his experience, cross-examination is the most challenging area for trial lawyers. Lawyers adept at crafting strong, persuasive opening and closing arguments, often find themselves losing ground during cross-examinations. Using actual cases the author seeks to demonstrate techniques the lawyer can use to manage the witness during cross-examination without appearing "controlling, extracting or insulting." The three key strategies to employ are to "look good, tell a story, and use short statements."
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