National Institute for Trial Advocacy

8 Techniques for Developing More Persuasive Narratives During Cross Examinations

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Cross-examination is often the most critical part of a trial.  The jurors are still learning about the case and actively engaged.  As such, it is critically important to use cross-examination as a tool to develop the foundation of the very arguments you wish to use in closing.  In this webcast, you will learn tips and tricks to developing a more effective and persuasive cross-examination that sounds more like a closing argument than a direct examine with leading questions.  From controlling a witness to telling a more compelling story, you'll walk away with new tools for your next trial.

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Solomon Chang

San Diego Public Defender
San Diego, CA

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