Maccarthy on Cross-examination
Learn how to look good on cross, even when the witness is not cooperating. Learn how to manage and effectively minimize the witness's involvement, without appearing controlling, extracting, and insulting. Filled with illustrative cross examinations from actual cases, this book is your key to employing these proven techniques in your own practice. Using the three themes that run through out the book--looking good, telling a story, and using short statements--you can take control of your cross examinations and achieve the results you desire.
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The Purpose of This Book
B Change Your Thinking
C What Will We Say to Whom and How?
3 How Are We Going to Say What We Have to Say?
A Brief Interlude
An Early CrossExamination Susanna and the Elders
The Bad the Ugly and the Good
The System Part II Statements
B The Law
C The System Has a Philosophy
D Crafting Your Statements
G Organization Source of Materials
2 The Perry Mason Syndrome
3 Old School CrossExamination
B The Ugly News
C The Good News
Three Miscellaneous Considerations
B Three Housekeeping Rules
C Primacy and Recency
The System Part I Short
A Three Reasons to Be Short
B How Short Can You Get Your CrossExamination?
E Example of CrossExamination Using the System
The System Part III Control
D The Intractable Witness
F Safe Havens What to Do When You Get Hurt
C Ethical Considerations
Why the System Works
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