- Hardcover: 734 pages
- Publisher: Lexis Law Pub (June 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1558340718
- ISBN-13: 978-1558340718
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 7.2 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,762,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cross-Examination: Science & Techniques
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This text should be required reading at every law school on the planet. If its true that "cross-examination is the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth," then this book better be on your shelf. There is nothing else like it. I bought it and started trying to implement its techniques as I was reading it. After my first two trials after buying the book, each judge complimented me on cross-examination then asked to see me in chambers, where I was asked each time what I was doing different and where I'd learned it. Pozner & Dodd changed my life for the better. I am very thankful each author was willing to share what they learned and put together.
I am a criminal defense attorney in Chicago and I cannot wait to really employ these methods in full. Many of you already use parts of this system and don't know it. This was certainly true for me. I know never to ask an open ended question on cross but never really knew a way to get the same information without giving the witness the chance to give a long, self-serving answer. Unfortunately, I have done it and have been badly burned. Never again.
The most important thing I learned was why it's so bad and ineffective to ask the standard conclusory question on cross. We have all been there. You have a witness answering yes to all your questions and then you kill it with..."so, you agree that [insert conclusion here]?" And the witness says "No. I don't agree counselor. What I said was [enter harmful explanation here]." I will NEVER do that again. Why? After reading this book I know how to get what I want out of the witness without giving the opportunity for a narrative answer that hurts my case.
If you earn your fees on your feet in a courtroom trying cases, this might be the best investment you will ever make. I am that serious.