Category Archives: Cross

HOW TO DEPOSE A WITNESS WHOSE TESTIMONY CONFLICTS WITH YOUR CLIENT

Recently I was asked by a lawyer what I recommended for a deposition the lawyer was taking involving witness who was going to testify to facts in direct conflict with his client’s testimony. A classic two versions of the same … Continue reading

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THE CHALLENGE OF CROSS EXAMINATION.

Young lawyers tell me the two most difficult areas for them in trial  are jury selection and cross examination. It’s really a matter of experience, however. As for me, those are the two most enjoyable and rewarding things I do during a trial. … Continue reading

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GERRY SPENCE WITNESS EXAMINATION EXCERPTS

 In 1985, a man was shot dead on a rural road in Lincoln County, Ore. A teenage boy and his mother were indicted for the crime. Gerry Spence took on both cases for the defense pro bono and faced off … Continue reading

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