Maccarthy on Cross-examination

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American Bar Association, 2007 - Law - 221 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
The Purpose of This Book
7
B Change Your Thinking
8
C What Will We Say to Whom and How?
11
3 How Are We Going to Say What We Have to Say?
14
A Brief Interlude
17
An Early CrossExamination Susanna and the Elders
23
The Bad the Ugly and the Good
25
F Looping
73
The System Part II Statements
77
B The Law
83
C The System Has a Philosophy
87
D Crafting Your Statements
91
E Details
94
F Terms
95
G Organization Source of Materials
101

2 The Perry Mason Syndrome
26
3 Old School CrossExamination
28
B The Ugly News
31
C The Good News
36
Three Miscellaneous Considerations
39
B Three Housekeeping Rules
44
C Primacy and Recency
47
The System Part I Short
65
A Three Reasons to Be Short
66
B How Short Can You Get Your CrossExamination?
67
D Transitions
68
E Example of CrossExamination Using the System
71
3 Plausibility
105
The System Part III Control
113
A Pace
114
B Listen
115
D The Intractable Witness
120
E Exceptions
127
F Safe Havens What to Do When You Get Hurt
131
Additional Considerations
135
B Misdirection
137
C Ethical Considerations
141
Why the System Works
143
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