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January 29, 2013

Sensitive Litigation Moment: Bad Answers on Cross.

A good advocate should be a good actor. The most cautious cross-examiner will often elicit a damaging answer. Now is the time for the greatest self-control. If you show by your face how the answer hurt, you may lose your case by that point alone.

--Francis L. Wellman, The Art of Cross Examination, first published in 1903.

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Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at January 29, 2013 12:00 AM

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