Category Archives: Cross

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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“OBJECTION! ARGUMENTATIVE” IS THAT REALLY A VALID OBJECTION DURING CROSS EXAMINTION?

An  outstanding Seattle plaintiff’s trial lawyer  & I have been discussing the common objection made during cross examination that the question is “argumentative” because  of a trial we  have a common interest  in where  the  judge  sustains cross  examination questions that … Continue reading

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