To an outsider, cross-examination might seem like a series of random questions, but the process is actually incredibly well-planned and may involve hours of preparation. The goal is to ask a series of to-the-point questions that will steer the witness into giving answers that reveal holes, biases and weak points in the witness’s testimony. Each question is calculated to drive the witness further toward admitting to a discrediting fact or weakness.
Most witnesses readily admit that they are nervous about how cross-examination will unfold. The best way to ease these concerns is to ensure that the witness understands the process and is well prepared to face the questions. This webinar will focus on addressing the art of cross-examination, how to prepare for it, how to survive it or even conquer it.