Follow the 10 commandments of cross-examination by: dr ken broda-bahm it has been long recognized that an aggressive and thorough cross-examination can feel better (to the examiner) than it plays (to the judge or jury. In the summer of 1975 nita's faculty member, irving younger, lectured to 182 program participants of nita's national session the result of this lecture is the video of younger's well-known speech, the ten commandments of cross-examination. The ten commandments to show you how to obey them by illustrating some methods and techniques for controlling the witness on cross-examination we begin with commandments 2 and 3 2 using each as a standard, we have discussed techniques for controlling the witness on cross. There are ten rules to consider for guidance during cross-examination. Cross-examination is the heart of the adversary process every other part of a trial involves self-serving and biased presentations of a party's case and arguments.
G the seventh commandment: thou shalt know what to take to the podium preparation is a good thing, and developing a good cross-examination outline is very useful. Read the latest publication by renowned personal injury attorney, patrick malone, on why the ten commandments of cross-examination should be buried. Reddit: the front page of the internet jump to content my subreddits edit subscriptions and uses cross-examination in its place it's a psychologically satisfying number: the top ten the ten most wanted the ten best-dressed so deciding on ten commandments was clearly a marketing. The trial techniques and tactics committee promotes the development of trial skills and assists in the younger, a former judge and cornell law professor who crafted the ten commandments of cross-examination. Some of you are a little young to remember irving younger, the great trial advocacy teacher professor younger developed the 10 commandments of cross examination that were taught in trial advocacy programs across the country for many, many years.
Generations of trial lawyers were taught the ten commandments of cross-examination, which reflect a hyper-cautious, timid approach to the art of cro. The modern ten commandments of cross examination - timothy pratt, 2003 1 prepare know the topics to cover and the details to emphasize for the jury. The legal advocate perhaps younger's most famous presentation was the ten commandments of cross-examination cross-examination presents a unique opportunity for one side of the case to completely interrupt the flow of the opponent's case-in-chief. The ten commandments of cross-examination-art or science or both add intuition, ability, skills and experience by irving solnik barrister and solicitor.
The ten commandments of cross-examination timothy apratt i introduction much has been written about the art of cross-examination no. If you will put these suggestions to use, if you will cross-examine in accordance with these suggestions, i can virtually guarantee not that you will be a brilliant cross-examiner, but that you won't be ashamed of yourself, you won't be a buffoon in that courtroom. Irving younger's ten commandments of cross examination irving younger's ten commandments of cross examination. Younger establishes that his rules are not suggestions but requirements, and he refers to them as the ten commandments of cross-examination though there are ten of younger's commandments, he readily admits that the number was conjured as a bit of evocative flair.
The famed ten commandments of cross-examination were handed down on tablets from mount justice by renowned law lecturer irving younger he in turn had received them from other trial-lawyering scribes down through the ages. Ten commandments of cross-examination by: f dennis saylor iv and daniel i small )december 7, 2017 in 1975, irving younger, then a professor at cornell law school, gave a talk in which he set forth the ten.
Abraham lincoln and the ten commandments of cross examination during his years as a trial lawyer, abraham lincoln took on his share of criminal defense. Examination in american trial practice: part 1 wil/em h gravett, new york state bar 'cross-examination - the rarest, the most useful, and the most difficult to be acquired the ten commandments of cross-examination (1972), stands as the.