Many lawyers conduct cross-examination the way it was taught forty years ago. Methods that were arguably ineffective then are guaranteed to fail in today’s highly evolved and complex litigation environment. You need effective cross-examination methods that have been tested and perfected by today’s leading lawyers to help you win your cases in deposition, arbitration, and trial.
In this video, one of America’s leading trial lawyers and bestselling advocacy authors, Patrick Malone, provides you with new rules for cross-examination. These methods are derived from Malone’s thirty-plus years as a trial lawyer and advice from his fellow members of the Inner Circle of Advocates.
Malone discusses Irving Younger’s “Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination” and how they do and don’t work in today’s litigation environment. Malone then demonstrates interview and cross-examination tactics from well-known trials and popular media and shows why today’s jurors find methods from these examples to be more effective. He also addresses how to use the Rules of the Road technique to create a clearer, stronger, and more effective cross-examination that will help win difficult cases. Lastly, Malone shows you how to put these concepts into action with a mock cross-examination of a defense medical expert.
This video provides important information for any lawyer who takes depositions or performs cross-examinations.
Disc 1 [01:50:00]
- Fear in Cross-Examination
- Problems with the 10 Commandments of Cross
- The New 10 Commandments of Cross
- Using Rules of the Road in Cross
- Checklist for a Better Cross
- Practical Application
- Controlling Yourself in Cross
- Sample Cross-Examination
Total running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes