Trial Guides is the leading publisher of books on litigation. A key skill in practicing law is in cross examining adverse parties, lay witnesses and expert witnesses both in deposition and trial. There are a few different methods of doing cross examination correctly. Trial Guides publishes most of the best selling books and CLE videos on cross examination for lawyers, but what are the differences in what they teach? And how can you improve your cross examination skills in deposition, arbitration and trial?
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.
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
Trial Guides is proud to provide an all-star line up for two upcoming live continuing legal education events on how to discredit junk science in court.
- Dorothy Clay Sims is often called the most hated plaintiff lawyer in America for her practice of exposing defense doctors.