Cross Examination: Let Me Ask You this....

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 25, No. 835, pp. 3-21, 2011

2 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2011

Abstract

Cross Examination: Let me ask you this...demonstrates that cross examination is more than a search for the truth. For the skillful trial lawyer it is an opportunity to persuade the fact finder to your position in the case and set up ammunition for final argument. With this view, cross examination is not for the witness, but it is for you. It is your opportunity, consistent with the facts and the canons of ethics, to present your side of the witness's story, out of the mouth of an adverse witness responding that everything you ask is true.

Keywords: Cross Exam, Litigation, Trial Advocacy

Suggested Citation

Johnson, James A., Cross Examination: Let Me Ask You this..... Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 25, No. 835, pp. 3-21, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1871217

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