News — Cross Examination

10 Tips on Conducting a Winning Cross Examination

10 Tips on Conducting a Winning Cross Examination
What you learned in law school and most CLEs about cross examination won't help you much because much of what is taught is long outdated, ineffective, and potentially dangerous for your case.  In this in-depth dive into cross examination we address historical teachings on cross examination, why they are no longer relevant, and  how new methods will help you succeed in deposition, arbitration and trial. This article is intended to help everyone from law students to 40 year veteran trial lawyers. 
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Calling the Defense Expert's Bluff

Calling the Defense Expert's Bluff
In "Polarizing the Case: Exposing & Defeating the Malingering Myth," Friedman provides what he calls "a guidebook for wrapping the malingering defense around the defense lawyer's neck and strangling him with it."
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Patrick Malone discusses his new Cross Examination book

Patrick Malone discusses his new Cross Examination book

The following is from an interview of Trial Guides author Patrick Malone on his new book The Fearless Cross Examiner: Win the Witness, Win the Case.

Trial Guides: What made you want to write a book on cross examination?

Patrick Malone: What made me want to write a book for lawyers on cross examination is that the way I grew up learning how to do cross examination never worked for me. It was frustrating. I could never figure out how you’re always supposed to ask only leading questions, and ask questions you only know the answers to. I could never do it right.

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Pat Malone on "Rules of the Road: Roadmap to a Winning System"

Pat Malone on "Rules of the Road: Roadmap to a Winning System"

The following is from an interview of Trial Guides author Patrick Malone on his video set Rules of the Road: Roadmap to a Winning System.

Trial Guides: I wanted to ask you about your new DVD series Rules of the Road: Roadmap to a Winning System with Trial Guides. Tell us a bit about it, and what inspired you to do this.

Patrick Malone: I thought it would be fun to do something for the 10 year anniversary of Rules of the Road. We were on the eve of it when I started thinking about the book and I just kind of had the idea that I’ll do six sessions, I’ll do them a month apart, live audience of my peers in Washington DC

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Winning Hard Cases with Dynamic Cross-Examination

Winning Hard Cases with Dynamic Cross-Examination
Book Reviews of Case Analysis and Dynamic Cross Examination: If you do not buy, read, and re-read Case Analysis and Dynamic Cross-Examination after hearing Rick Friedman describe the method they explain as the "biggest break of my legal career," then nothing I could say will make you do so. And yet there are many more reasons to read them!
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Dynamic Cross-Examination reviewed in the Champion

Dynamic Cross-Examination reviewed in the Champion
Book Review of Dynamic Cross Examination: Imagine a book that explains how Bob Dylan strung his lyrics together, or one that reveals how Hank Aaron could distinguish in a millisecond a fastball from a curve. Those books remain to be written, but McComas has given attorneys the equivalent in the area of trial practice.
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Dorothy Clay Sims Exposing the Deceptive Defense CLEs in California

Dorothy Clay Sims Exposing the Deceptive Defense CLEs in California
Join nationally renowned trial lawyer Dorothy Clay Sims who has made a career out of bringing to light the underhand tactics insurers and IME doctors use, for a day long, intensive seminar on exposing the deceptive defense. You'll learn how to defend your client against the IME doctor and convince the insurance company or jury what the claim is worth.
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NY Times Blasts Defense Medical Examinations

NY Times Blasts Defense Medical Examinations
The New York Times released an investigative report on the strong bias of defense medical examinations - also known as "IMEs" (Insurance Medical Examination). These are doctors who trade the respect and moral obligations of their doctorate degree for massive payments from insurance companies to deny injury claims. This common practice in personal injury claims results in doctors denying real injury claims.
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