Cross Examination: The Comprehensive Guide for Experts
Steven Babitsky (Author), James J. Mangraviti Jr. (Author)
0 / 414 pp.
Hard Cover - Out of Print
$100.00 List / $75.00ASCE Member
Stock No. SEA2 / ISBN: 9781892904232
The ultimate measure of every expert is how well the expert performs during cross-examination. Cross-Examination: The Comprehensive Guide For Experts will help experts quickly and efficiently master the art of responding to each and every cross-examination question truthfully and artfully. Experts will learn how to prepare for, anticipate, recognize, and effectively deal with counsel's: acting like a loose cannon; ambush questions; asking you similar questions repeatedly; attempts to discredit you; attempts to impeach you with prior testimony/writings; attempts to make you look foolish; hypothetical questions; leading you down a path and boxing you in; mischaracterization of your testimony/opinion; offensive behavior; personal attacks; questions about money/fees; questions from out in left field; quoting your deposition out of context; trick questions; twisting your words; and "yes or no" questions. The authors write in a concise, no-nonsense manner and provide hundreds of examples. Each example is accompanied by its own "lesson" which carefully dissects the exchange between attorney and expert and gives the reader specific, practical advice. Experts will learn: What opposing counsel is likely to ask and why; How to prepare for, and defeat, counsel's tactics; Multiple responses to 75 of the most difficult questions experts may face; How jurors perceive cross-examination of experts; What opposing counsel can and can not ask; Dozens of advanced techniques to perform superbly during cross; How to become a "dangerous" expert; and much more.