About this Program

Experienced criminal attorney Rocco C. Cipparone presents a point-by point guide for conducting a compelling cross-examination. Using real world criminal case examples such as his involvement in the Fort Dix terrorism case, Cipparone demonstrates the construction of case theory, the substance-based organization of evidence, how to formulate and drive home a theme, and the importance of staying on course.  Mr. Cipparone also covers the topics of witness impeachment and means by which attorneys can coopt their opponents’ evidence for purposes of their own.

Agenda:
I.    Cross Examination Tenets
II.    Advanced Cross- Examination Strategies
III.    Review of 2008 Fort Dix Terrorism Case
IV.    Additional Tips and Techniques

Reviews

Ernest
Red Bank, NJ

Great! One of the best lectures I've heard on practical trial considerations.

Lloyd
San Rafael, CA

Great seminar.

Timothy
Bridgeview, IL

outstanding presentation.

Paul
Santa Monica, CA

Engaging speaker. Nice use of real examples to drive home principles.

George
Jericho, NY

Very good

Dr Joe
Woodmere, NY

Really excellent and informative and easy to listen to.

Christine
East Setauket, NY

Excellent presentation. Actual transcript examples very helpful in illustrating points.

Stuart
Jericho, NY

very effective presentation

Esther
Cedarhurst, NY

informative

William
Washington, DC

This experienced practioner shares his robust insight.

Craig
Chicago, IL

Excellent course and very good presenter.

Sabby C.
Buffalo, NY

Good Job.

William
Sacramento, KS

Very interesting and well presented. Mr. Cipparone's use of frequent examples from a recent case greatly increased the impact and understandability of his training points.

Cleta
Montvale, NJ

Impressive speaker.

James
Riverhead, NY

A must see for any trial attorney

Angela
New York,

Very strong speaker. Articulate and knowledgeable.

Cathy
Memphis, TN

The presentation held my attention from beginning to end. I was very impressed.

Amy
Arlington, VA

good real life examples

Patrick
Silver Spring, MD

excellent presentation

Cecil
Jersey City, NJ

excellent course,excellent speaker and very good materials.

dennis
Oceanside, NY

Good use of real life examples to illustrate technique

Ronald
Florham Park, NJ

Excellent course. The speaker is well spoken and makes numerous good suggestions on how to approach cross-examination, including not taking it chronologically and impeaching witnesses through other witnesses.

JONATHAN
Brooklyn, NY

Very good real-life examples

James
Livingston, NJ

Very thought provoking. Learned a few nuggets.

Warren
New York, NY

Good use of a concrete example.

Doris
Crawfordville, FL

really good

Graham
Brooklyn, NY

very good presentation. Coherent, organized, helpful

Christopher
New York, NY

Excellent course

John
Clarksville, TN

excellent

David
Ny, NY

very good presentation; very articulate presenter

Tim
Park Ridge, IL

Good presentation.

Andrew Chad
Nashville, TN

good

Michael
Pittsford, NY

great seminar. one of the best.

Virginia

wow

Christina
Chicago, IL

Most interesting and informative one I've viewed so far. Thank you.

elizann
Dallas, TX

the actual trial examples were both interesting and helpful.

William
Arlington, TX

All lawyers who cross examine for a living should take the time to watch a master.

Sheryl
Chicago, IL

Best I have viewed so far

Steve
Delray Beach, FL

I highly recommend this course to all attorneys

Allan
Iron Mountain, MI

Good course

Brian
Reno, NV

The best one I have seen online. Excellent.

ira
Los Angeles, CA

helpful

Joseph
New York, NY

Jeremy
New York, NY

That was simply a concise and excellent presentation.

Alan
Brooklyn, NY

I appreciate the way Mr. Cipparone integrated his presentation into his written materials. Both reinforced the primary message of his course, that a cross-examination is best organized thematically, not in rote chronological order, and he offered a number of detail suggestions that clearly arose not out of a bland abstract, but from experience garnered in the course of his own trial work.

Matthew
Chicago, IL

Great!

Jessica
Stamford, CT

Speaker was very dynamic with excellent real life examples.

William
Chicago, IL

Great examples

Robert M.
Chicago, IL

Excellent

Michael
New York, NY

Excellent. One of the best programs i have watched. Great examples and very engaging, and I am a commercial litigation attorney, not a crimial attorney.

Richard
Niceville, FL

extremely helpful

Diane
Justice, IL

good presentation,many helpful techniques

Mark
Chicago, IL

Great product for the price.

Allyson
Louisville, KY

interesting.

Stanley
Villa Park, IL

Good job focusing on one case example and using it throughout the lecture.

Raymond
Chicago, IL

rocco is very sharp

Angela
Chicago, IL

Casimir
Wheeling, IL

Outstanding! Eloquent presentation by a trial attorney who is obviously at the top of his game.

Lawrence R.
Mchenry,

experienced trial attorney conveyed useful trial strategies.

James
Bolingbrook, IL

Excellent use of real-life examples.

JAMES
Houston, TX

great use of actual cases and transcripts

Marqua
East Saint Louis, IL

Mr. Cipparone has been the best yet! Every word he spoke increased my desire to better prepare for cross examination. Excellent course.

Casey
Il, IL

Mr. Cippparone shows us the value of using damaging cross-examination when it does the most good, instead of routinely going through it at the beginning of an X-C, When it has less impact.

Joseph
Elmhurst, IL

Excellent. Clear.

William
Chicago, IL

Excellent! One of the best.

Michael
Des Plaines, IL

Probably the best presentation on cross examination I've ever seen.

T. Lee
Chicago, IL

The best of all seminars I have viewed

Sam
Abilene,

Rocco is very engaging. he gives great examples and speaks with authority on the subject matter.

Eric
Chicago, IL

excellent

Bart
Austin, TX

Excellent! The stories about the Dix plot were interesting and on point.

David
Boston, MA

Excellent substance and transfers well to civil context even though presenter's experience is with criminal.

Michael
Eagle, CO

Beyond informative, enjoyable.

Thomas B.
San Antonio, TX

Excellent organization and presentation.

David
West Islip,

This lesson was very clear and concise, which is perfect for the subject matter. Well done!

Daphne Marie
Houston, TX

Rocco made the subject so interesting that instead of watching for the 30 mins I normally take for lunch at my desk, I had to watch the whole thing in one sitting. Excellent communicator.

Lawrence
New York, NY

Very informative and provided some good advice about this area.

Kenan
North Bellmore, NY

The speaker gave a a good presentation on crossexamination.

Arthur
South Houston, TX

Excellent speaker.

David
Knoxville, TN

Best course I've viewed. Great presentation, greaat information.

Andy
Brandon, MS

Good seminar

Bopst
Miami, FL

I thought the instructor was excellent. I especially appreciated the instruction on vicarious impeachment, which is often not covered in cross-examination teachings.

Douglas
Mechanicsville, VA

One of the best CLE programs I've ever attended.

John
Hampton, VA

Joseph
Arlington, VA

Great program from a very experienced attorney. He provided a lot of insight into strategy of cross examination.

John J.
Toms River, NJ

great presentation and i say that after 40 years of trial practice. John from Toms River, N.J.

Jack
Absecon, NJ

Excellent!

Arthur
Atlanta, GA

Loved the suit, shirt & tie ensemble!

Steven
Dallas, TX

VERY informed and seasoned criminal litigator. I would like more lengthy transcripts of his expert cross-examination.

Stephen C.
Oak Park, IL

Outstanding cross-examination techniques and truly brilliant lawyering. One of the best trial training classes I've ever attended!

stephen
Long Beach, NY

This is a very enjoyable and useful course.

Richard
Chicago, IL

This was fascinating. I was sorry that it ended.

Paul A.
Hinsdale, IL

Rocco is awesome enjoyed listening to him.

Jennifer
New York, NY

excellent presentation, worth listening to, great cross-examination tips

Dorothy
Key Largo, FL

excellent

Julie
Long Island City, NY

Good tips

Kenneth
Houston, TX

Excellent, excellent speaker. (Hope he never asks me if I've ever lied to my mother...)

Morgan E.
Salem, VA

Rocco did an excellent coverage of his topic.

Mark
Austin, TX

Pity it lasts only one hour. Engrossing.

Wayne
Temple, TX

Excellent presentation!

Howard
Carle Place, NY

It was geared more for the less experienced trial lawyer.

Rodney
Laurel,

Extremely good speaker

Robert
New York,

This guy knows what he is talking about.

Randall
Blooming Grove, TX

Excellent job!

Burns
Ridgeland, MS

I really enjoyed this session -he is GREAT !! thanks:)

Terry
Baltimore, MD

The use of transcripts from the trial to demonstrate the cross examination technique was very helpful.

Joseph
Falls Church, VA

Very good; natural presentation; great use of examples

douglas
Houston, TX

excellent

Michael James
Arlington, VA

excellent!

John
Broomfield, CO

Cipparone was excellent. You can certainly understand why he is a trial attorney.

Kevin
Baltimore, MD

Excellent!

Stewart
Dallas, TX

very good

Ronald
Edgartown, MA

solid materials and presentation

Christopher
Sacramento, CA

Good presentation

Domingo
Richmond, VA

Very good seminar.

Alfred
Richmond, VA

best one of 10 i viewed.

Richard
Warren, NJ

Best one so far.

George
Fort Worth, TX

Thought this was very well presented. I do trial work, both state and federal, and have this very informative and well done.

Bruce
Chicago, IL

Excellent speaker!

Angela R.
Prosper, TX

Great seminar. I don't litigate, but provide materials when cases arise. It helps to have this practical advice.

MIchael
Hagerstown, MD

Outstanding program!! One of the best I've attended.

Kelly
Madison, MS

Extremely knowledgeable and well spoken presenter.

Joseph
Scarsdale, NY

There were one or two things I learned but I was looking for more advanced techniques. This was still very basic.

Patrick
Mineola, NY

Mr. Cipparone gave an excellent presentation and some great Cross exam techniques that i will utilize in the future.

Rose
Forest Hills,

Excellent!

Michael
Washington, DC

best program i have watched!

Gail
Virginia Beac H, VA

This was excellent. Mr. Cipparone held my attention the whole time. I appreciate his information as it presented the methods of defense lawyers I have been with in the past in the Norfolk Division of the Fourth Circuit who have been very successful.

James E.
Greensboro, NC

Mr. Cipparone is an outstanding presenter. He provided a thorough and easy-to-understand review of important theories and practices valuable in cross examination.

Henry
Los Angeles, CA

Excellent content and presentation.

Anna
Richmond, VA

It seems like a crazy statement to make about a CLE, but this is very nearly riveting! Good to watch.

Walter
Chesterfield, VA

Great use of examples and background.

Benjamin
Washington, DC

Entertaining. Could be a TV show.

Greg
Brea, CA

Excellent and compelling presentation.

Todd
Decatur, GA

I usually try to learn one thing from every seminar I attend. This seminar was so jam-packed with useful techniques that I can't count on one hand the things I learned.

Roger
Jonesville, VA

it was informative and interesting

Mark
Washington, DC

I would highly recommend this program.

Jenniffer
Leesburg, VA

He was a great law professor and is great lecturer for CLEs. Enjoyed this legal seminar.

Frank
Norfolk, VA

good review of cross-examination techniques - liked his use of the terrorist trial for examples made the presentation come alive

Jeffrey
Arlington, VA

Excellent presentation

William
Staunton, VA

I would watch another program by this instructor.

Laura
Wilmington, NC

better than a law and order episode

Darcy
Washington Dc, DC

I thought it was an interesting course and contained some valuable information.

Jeffrey
Chattanooga, TN

Please have this speaker make more CLE videos

John
Huntington, NY

Very effective.

Kathy
Jersey City, NJ

This speaker was really excellent...he had a full command of the subject matter...his written materials supplemented rather than duplicated what his presentation. He was really excellent.

Jerry
Woodbridge, VA

Great course!

Valerie
Armonk, NY

I thought Rocco was interesting and the stories he told really illustrated the application of the points he was making...terrific course!

Derek
Chicago, IL

This presentation is outstanding.

LOFTON P
St Thomas,

This lecture is not for the experenced attorney.

Catherine A.
Richmond, VA

great speaker.

William
Fleming Island, FL

one of the best on lawline, he should do more courses

Mark
Manassas, VA

Good course.

Richard
Amherst, MA

riveting speaker, fascinating and useful examples

Albert
Corpus Christi, TX

exceedingly well organized and appreciated his thinking out of box approach.

James
Alexandria, VA

Very dynamic. Can see he has a real presence in court.

Brooks
Colleyville, TX

Rocco Cipparone is a quick thinking lawyer that inspires others to begin to trust their own talents and abilities in the courtroom. Be yourself and do the best job you can for your client is another lesson learned from this program.

Gregory
Richmond, VA

Making the teaching points by using first-hand examples, mostly from one trial, was a very effective technique.

Anastasia
Frederick, MD

I would take another course by this presenter

Ellen
Sarasota, FL

Very well done.

Edward
Chicago, IL

From his presentation you can see why he is a successful trial lawyer. He is an excellent public speaker, grasp of his subject and projects not only the subject matter but his personality as well

James
Kansas City, MO

excellent presentation.

Andrea
Salem, VA

Excellent speaker! Very interesting examples and materials used.

Jim
Kingsport, TN

Great course ..

Lawrence
Amherst, VA

very clear

Allison
Astoria, NY

I appreciated the real-world examples of cross-examination.

James R.
Fairfax, VA

Very good CLE. The speaker was one of your best, if not the best.

Ellen
Reston, VA

This was a very good program. I liked the way the speaker used detailed examples throughout the presentation.

Richard
Houston, TX

Great. One of the best I've ever had.

andrew
Dunedin, FL

valuable techniques

Robert J.
Valley Stream, NY

I liked the person - he spoke well and was down to earth about lawyers' typical problems

Stephan
Carle Place, NY

excellent

James
Washington, DC

extraordinarily useful, great examples from trial transcripts, on-point. One of the single-best presentations I have seen!

Raymond
West Chester, PA

One of the best CLE's I've taken.

Denine
Woodbury, NY

HIGHLY recommend - interesting and great!

ROBERT
Arroyo Grande, CA

excellent.

Peter
White Stone, NY

good,program

Dorothy
San Diego, CA

Very informative, interesting and helpful presented excellently.

Michael
Cypress, CA

He was great-- a real pro

Donald
Great Neck, NY

good program

Steven
Houston, TX

This was a thought provoking seminar topic.

Steve
Flower Mound, TX

One of the superior presentations in substance and presentation.

jennine
Ny, NY

best CLE I have ever seen. I could watch this guy all day.

James
Houston, TX

Excellent!

Michael
Nashville, TN

Excellent.

Paula
Waco, TX

great info!

Trina
Dallas, TX

I really enjoyed his war stories. They were quite interesting.

Joel
New York, NY

Excellent speaker with interesting topic. This short course was well edited.

Theodore
New York, NY

Very good speaker with creative ideas and interesting examples.

Folasade
Centreville, VA

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to speaker. Very engaging presentation.

Nathan
Houston, TX

Good examples.

Christine
Los Angeles, CA

Excellent speaker and presenter. Very practical lecture. Very good written materials. Great use of examples.

Steven
Blackburge, VA

Excellent presenter. I liked the real life examples. Having teaching experience, it is really good to give stories that illustrate the concept.

August
New York, NY

Excellent

Delwyn
St. Louis, MO

The fact that an easy to understand terrorrism case was used as an example was most effective becuase it provided me with the opportunity to see the application of creativity in developing a cross examination to assist the theory of my case and that each case will be distinct in its own cross examination.

Christopher
Temecula, CA

Wow, this guy is sharp. I was extremely impressed with his presentation. Incredible lawyer.

Christopher
Dallas, TX

Very good program, helpful insights. Confirmed my own experiences.

William
Washington, DC

Very good program -- speaker used illustrative examples of good cross-examination technique.

Michael
Denton, TX

Thought it was informative as well as interesting and well presented

Augustine
Elmwood, TN

Held my attention. This is a terrific seminar.

William
Paso Robles,

excellent

Theopalis
Wilmington, DE

Excellent insightful

Richard
New York, NY

the speaker was excellent

Mona
Montclair, NJ

Excellently presented. Very inspirational.

Scott K.

Very interesting

Jim
Dover, DE

This seminar had alot of great information.

Veronica
Lake Mary, FL

Excellent!!!!

Bob
Houston, TX

As a seasoned trial lawyer, this guy knows what he is talking about. It is a tough challenge, but do the things he recommends.

Stephen
Chattanooga, TN

excellent use of real life examples.

Zack
Bellaire, TX

Excellent presentation and no wasted time.

Patrick
Sacramento, CA

very informative speaker

Paul
San Francisco, CA

Excellent presentation.

Dan
Roseville, CA

Interesting factual references

kathleen
Los Angeles, CA

Interesting, real world experiences and examples.

Jennifer
Princeton Junction, NJ

Very well presented, but I wish he would have given more civil examples rather than criminal.

Elizabeth
Malibu, CA

Very helpful and informative. It even made me reconsider going back to the practice of criminal law.

Katherine
Arlington, VA

I would love to see this guy work in the court room. He is a fantastic speaker -- very engaging, very interesting. Well worth the time.

Paul
San Francisco, CA

An excellent presentation by an obviously knowledgeable speaker who used good, memorable real world examples to illustrate his points. Very well done.

Edward
New York,

well presented

Michael
Tarzana, CA

Extremely helpful and practical advice for trial practice.

Eric
Vero Beach, FL

Rocco is a great speaker. He made the seminar very interesting and very informative.

Stuart
San Bernardino, CA

Informative and helpful.

stuart
Great Falls, VA

Very good .........

Elizabeth
Santa Monica, CA

Excellent!

Richard
Portola Valley, CA

Great job!

Oscar
San Francisco, CA

Very good

Joel
Urbandale, IA

Excellent integration of techniques with real world examples.

Susan
Howard Beach, NY

Informative and useful.

Diana
Miami, FL

Genius...ways on how to ask government agents, informants and/or defendants questions

Truman
Fairfield, CA

excellent

jeannette
Pasadena, CA

good speaker. keeps your attention

Michael
San Diego, CA

Rocco was very enthusiastic about his content. He kept your attention.

Dennis
San Francisco, CA

Good summary of developing a theme for cross examination

Ron
Beverly Hills, CA

fantastic presentation.

Mark
New York, NY

The best course I have taken on Lawline

Richard
Los Angeles, CA

Great techniques. Well presented.

Christopher
Bakersfield, CA

Riveting. I've been a criminal defense lawyer for 20 years, and this program taught me good techniques.

Scott
San Francisco, CA

very good speaker, very convincing.

Michael
Pleasant Hill, CA

written materials are excellent!

Keil
Ashburn, VA

Excellent speaker!!

George
Goochland, VA

Thoroughly enjoyed. Would have listened to this fellow all day.

Peter
Florham Park, NJ

Very helpful for my practice. Dynamic speaker. Interesting material. I especially likes stories about terrorism trial. Great work!

Roy
Tallahassee, FL

Great course. Great speaker with great experience who clealy knows what he is talking about. Would recommend highly.

Jamilee
Rochester Hills, MI

I truly enjoyed this seminar. Mr. Cipparone did a great job. This is a very useful seminar.

Stephen
Syracuse, NY

Very well done and made clear points using case specific reference.

Joseph
Bristol, TN

Excellent in every aspect. Would highly recommend this program and will look to call Rocco for pointers in future.

Linda
Alexandria, VA

Excellent!

Benjamin
Dallas, TX

good program

Patricia
Dallas, TX

I thought his presentation was extremely effective and very informative. Thank you for offering it.

Paul
San Angelo, TX

Rocco Cipparone is a great speaker and excellent trial lawyer

Martha
San Antonio, TX

excellent and interesting

Brandi
Murfreesboro, TN

Terrific presentation and info!

Terry
Arlington, TX

This presentation contained extremely useful information on cross-examination.

David
Denver, CO

Excellent

Kevin
New Hyde Park, NY

Terrific CLE class! Highly recommend.

Carmen
White Plains, NY

Great program. Learned a lot and will be applying some of the technics suggested on my upcoming trial. Great work!

Mark
Oceanside, NY

Mr. Cipparone uses many real-life examples to make his points memorably.

Michael
Canton, GA

Good course, good presenter.

Scott
El Paso, TX

This guy is great!

David
Centreville, VA

outstanding-good for any level of attorney

Hilary
New York, NY

good techniques to use

Bobby
Columbus, GA

I was preparing for a case amid watching the presentation. During the course of listening, rewrote my cross and it was far better than what I already had. Evidence was in my hand that was powerful and of which I was going to make no use. This was an education.

Jill
New York, NY

Really one of the most useful and interesting courses I've taken. Thanks!

Valerie
Austin, TX

Rocco certainly knows how to communicate and summarize good trial techniques. I would love to see him in action someday!

Chris
Galveston, TX

great speaker and content.

Christopher
Jackson, MS

This is an excellent CLE.

Juliet
Arlington, VA

Even for practitioners that focus on non-trial impeachment of experts, there were many helpful techniques in this seminar.

Barbara
Forest Hills, NY

Excellent discussion, great speaking style, great use of actual case worked on by the speaker with details of what the witness said and did, what the speaker thought to do, and how he used his opportunities, all integrated with guidance and principles on how the listener should apply these principles drawn from actual experience of the speaker. Couldn't be better or more interesting.

James
Mountainside, NJ

Excellent.

Phil
Chicago, IL

This was a very practical presentation that wasn't just a string of war stories but used real examples to reinforce techniques. I got a few pointers and I have 25 years of experience as a litigator and trial lawyer.

Robert Jr.
Houston, TX

very well done. awesome presentation.

Matthew
New York, NY

Very effectice use of the trial transcripts to accentuate particular points.

Michael
Centennial, CO

Nice!

Philip
Pawtucket, RI

Excellent presentation with clear examples of how to actually accomplish what the speaker is describing.

Harry L
Vienna,

Get this attorney to do more courses for you. His style really holds the mind's attention. Time flew watching him.

Timothy
San Francisco, CA

This guy is great!

Valerie
Las Vegas, NV

Very interesting real life examples.

Kenneth
Norristown, PA

Interesting speaker who peppered his discussion with interesting actual case experiences.

William
Lubbock, TX

This is a very effective presentation on cross-examination that gave me new ideas for my practice.

Michelle
Montclair, NJ

The speaker was insightful on the subject matter and provided useable information.

Laura
Miami, FL

very organized and easy to follow slides

Christopher
Denver, CO

Fascinating presentation.

Kimberly
Cortlandt Manor, NY

Loved the "war stories"

Diana
Brooklyn, NY

Fantastic!

Randall
West Palm Beach, FL

Interesting use of actual case trial as an illlustration throughout this lecture.

Jeffrey
Katy, TX

Excellent use of actual cross examinations to get the point across. Well done.

Andrew
New York, NY

Excellent explanation of good cross-examination techniques.

Robert Z
Houston,

Useful.

Carrol
Roanoke, VA

Very engaging and knowledgeable speaker.

Susan
Tallahassee, FL

Mr. Cipparone had a very engaging style and seemed to be in a dialog with the listener.

Timothy
Bellaire, TX

The speaker is excellent, and the material (both written and the presentation) is top notch.

Stephen
New York, NY

One of the best CLE presentations I have heard.

mark
Dallas, TX

Excellent!

Andrew
Pompano Beah, FL

Superb. Practical. Mildly entertaining, evenly.

Sean
Belton, TX

Excellent speaker

Michael
Sandy Hook, CT

Good course

christopher
Mountain City, TN

great

Harold
Deland,, FL

Cross examination in a different area of law from that in which I practice, but approaches that are reminiscent.

Margo
Tampa, FL

I loved the slides.

john
Durango, CO

Great practical advice!

Laura
Round Mountain,

A very bright, perceptive attorney with some useful thoughts on the art of cross-examination

Robert
Houston, TX

Had knowledge and enthusiasm for his topic.

Cecile
Chicago, IL

very good

Suzanne
New York, NY

Mr. Cipparone gave an excellent lecture. He was knowledgeable and highly skilled on the topic, and enjoyable to listen. I learned some new techniques and ideas from this seminar.

Tamir
New York, NY

Notwithstanding the focus on criminal practice, as a civil practitioner, found it pretty interesting and helpful.

James
Arcadia, FL

Enjoyed presentation.

Donald
Champaign, IL

This was really good - speaker and subject matter. Well worth listening to,even for the experienced trial lawyer.

willard
Houston, TX

Mr. Cipparone is a very good speaker. I am sure he is a great defense counsel.

Jennifer
Dallas, TX

Extremely interesting and well-presented.

Gang
New York, NY

Good lecturer.

Thomas
Clearwater, FL

The speaker was interesting and gave examples that helped illuminate his points.

Thomas
Chicago, IL

phenomenal lecture

Bradley
Waxahachie, TX

Very interesting!

Mary
Ithaca, NY

Excellent. Interesting presentation

Richard
Nashville, TN

Speaker made the topic very interesting.

Subvet
Dallas, TX

Excellent information and presentation!

Paul
Lubbock, TX

great presenter

Ira
Bronx, NY

this guy is great, fabulous program

Dwight
Johns Island, SC

great

William
Austin, TX

Excellent talk.

Sandra
Mount Vernon, NY

awesome trial stories.

Kenneth
Chicago, IL

Great presenter.

Ify
Houston, TX

Wealth of information - dynmite.

Bernard
Bay City, TX

Excellent presentation.

Raymond
Dallas, TX

appreciated the many specific examples

Elton
Bosotn, MA

Very detailed strategy analysis, great war stories.

Jerrold
Pine Bush, NY

Speaker was quite engaging, good story teller.

milena
Chicago, IL

Brilliant! That's what a good CLE should look like.

Elizabeth
Chicago, IL

Great presenter, great court presence

Colleen
Lake Success, NY

Even though I do not practice criminal law, this was insightful and helpful

Robert
New York, NY

Excellent presentation. Good examples and war stories.

Jeremy
Nanuet, NY

Very good course on cross examination techniques.

Peter
Chicago, IL

excellent, often extemporaneous, presentation. Great advice.

William
Riverside, IL

Well done. Very informative and helpful.

Nancy
Houston, TX

Very informative and great presentation.

David B.
Orlando, FL

Loaded with practical insight into trial testimony

Gail
Tallahassee, FL

excellent

Rita
Houston, TX

Very good speaker..

Ester
Houston, TX

Very helpful and a great speaker. Informative and entertaining.

James
Chicago, IL

This was a great lecture.

Denise
Tampa, FL

Great speaker

Leslie
Phoenix, AZ

Mr. Cipparone was interesting, entertaining and informative.

Robert
Columbia, TN

I thought the speaker was helpful and very genuine. I thought his concrete examples and insights were very good.

Hashim
Chicago, IL

Informative!

Lori
Weston, FL

Easy to listen to, and very organized.

Paul
North Aurora, IL

Outstanding and very informative

Alberto
Villa Park, CA

Useful and helpful.

Michele
New York, NY

Excellent in particular because I often represent people for whom English is not their first language.

Carol
Tampa, FL

Examples supporting points particularly effective.

Edward
Washington, DC

Content was very interesting, especially the use of examples from a criminal trial.

Billie
Wallkill, NY

Excellent, all-around. In addition, this guy is brilliant.

MARA
Miami, FL

I thought Mr. Cipparone was a great speaker, very knowledgeable about his subject. I enjoyed it very much.

Anita
Nashville, TN

Very good presentation and speaker.

GRANT
Conroe, TX

I like the online format

David
Waco, TX

Great

Tadia
Lawrenceville, GA

Presenter was great!

James
Plano, TX

This course offers very helpful insights to effective cross-examination.

Darren
South Riding, VA

Very interesting insights into cross-examination

Jeffrey
Hernando, MS

Excellent...the next time I cross examine a witness this lecture will be on my mind

Jon
Key West, FL

excellent speaker

Steven
Melville, NY

Excellent presenter

Melea
Tuckahoe, NY

Excellent presentation on advanced techniques. Speaker had solid experience in the subject. Very good.

Lois
Wading River, NY

Useful information.

Sullivan
Nashville, TN

One of the best continuing education seminars I've ever seen. Really useful.

Colleen
Lakewood, CO

I enjoyed this CLE.

Rodney
Sugar Land, TX

Superb presentation.

Dorian
Jamaica, NY

great job

Ronald
Pflugerville, TX

very useful

Peter J.
Bayonne, NJ

the best I've seen

Hilary
Abingdon, VA

Speaker imparted great knowledge. I learned a good deal from watching this course.

Janice
Temple Terrace, FL

Exceptional!

Crystal
Manassas, VA

Outstanding quality for a CLE course. This is advice I will actually use in practice.

Nicholas
Dallas, TX

Very helpful and informative

Thomas
Knoxville, TN

Very good program! Want to see more of Rocco!

Garry
Richardson, TX

great

Mindy
St. Louis, MO

Excellent seminar

Richard
Walnut Creek, CA

Very insightful anecdotes; the type of useful information that your evidence and trial law clinic professors never taught.

Jacquelyn
Roanoke, VA

This course was fabulous! By far the best Lawline Course I have thus far taken! I would definitely recommend this course. I was engaged the entire time and I learned quite a bit of useful information. Fabulous speaker! Would love to watch another course with him!

Theodore
New York, NY

Mr. Cipparone is smart. Many CLE speakers just recite war stories. Mr. Cipparone is very sharp and very little of his presentation is rehearsed.

Sharon
Austin, TX

good speaker; great examples

Wm.
Henrico,

Very competent presentation

Kara
Charlotte, NC

Excellent content.

Otto
Little Neck,

Great War Stories!

Frank
Danbury, CT

I'm not a criminal lawyer, but I do conduct diligence in certain types of transactions, and it's helpful for me to know the best ways to ask questions. This presenter was fantastic - very clear, articulate and compelling. Great presentation.

patricia
New York, NY

engaging, well organized, interesting, to the point!

William
Jacksonville, FL

excellent

Gregory
St Petersburg, FL

Good Course - Several excellent concepts.

Brian
Rockville, MD

Really good examples provided.

Margaret
Chantilly, VA

best on line seminar so far...very helpful and interesting!

William
Savannah, TN

This is the course I will wish to remember when preparing a cross examination.

Michael
Mahwah, NJ

Excellent.

James
Purchase, NY

Concrete examples brought the points across forcefully. The presentation was clear, entertaining and did not drag.

Robert
Salem, VA

Excellent!

Karen
Virginia Beach, VA

Very interesting and entertaining look at cross-examination techniques. I really appreciated all the examples Cipparone incorporated, using excerpts from real trial transcripts.

James
Southhold, NY

Practical, useful, very good program.

Walter
Houston, TX

Some nice techniques

Scott
New York, NY

Great presentation -- very interesting and entertaining

John Q
Bridgewater, VA

this one was very good

Trent
Tulsa, OK

Very good presentation. Excellent tips and suggestions for better cross examination.

Donald
Jackson, MS

Excellent material and presentation. Well qualified instructor.

Rand
Atlanta, GA

Ironically, i am dealing with an issue regarding an Informant gone "renegade" right now. The presentation not only gave me a couple of ideas regarding my cross, but helped me focus on issues i had previously missed. by far, the best CLE i have seen in 14 years of law practice.thank you!

Sherri T
Conyers, GA

great topic.

Gloria M
Gastonia, NC

I was very impressed with the presentation. I was skeptical as to how techniques for cross examination could be demonstrated online, but this presentation and the speaker were outstanding!

Bret
Denver, CO

Excellent program and certainly the best CLE I have completed in recent memory.

Brian
Houston, TX

Very good information.

Robin
Mchenry, IL

I found this course to be very helpful and enjoyed listening to the speaker.

Mark
Golden, CO

Good topic.

Karen
Waterford, VA

Fantastic course. Phenomenal examples and info re: techniques.

Richard
Vienna, VA

Although heavy on "war stories," this program is both instructive and fascinating, and it's presented well. It's one of the better programs I've seen on cross-examination, and I recommend it.

James
Fairfax, VA

This is the best CLE seminar I have seen on Lawline.

Susan
Atlanta, GA

very interesting even though not relevant to my practice area

Battocchi
Mclean, VA

Pretty good.

Jennifer
Morrisville, NC

useful cle

Nabeena
New York, NY

This was absolutely fantastic!

John Stephen
Gadsden,

Excellent presentation -- very informative with some good tips and useful strategies.

Arch
Atlanta, GA

excellent

George
Virginia Beach, VA

Simply excellent

JAMES
Houston, TX

great use of actual cases and transcripts

David
Atlanta, GA

Very Good -- his examples, while from a criminal case(s) were helpful in the civil litigation context

Anthony
Ashburn, VA

The best course on cross examination I have seen to date. Rocco does an outstanding job weaving examples with lessons learned.

Robert
New York, NY

very informative

Donald
Decatur,

Valuable points made, supported by good examples.

Kwame
Herndon, VA

Very Good Course

Stacey
Fort Lee, VA

The speaker gave practical tips for advanced techniques of cross examination and illustrated those techniques with examples drawn from his own practice. Very effective and helpful presentation.

Robert M.
Newport News, VA

Excellent and very helpful seminar.

Ivan
Falls Church,

Top notch speaker

Malcolm
Spring, TX

Useful tips on putting things out of chronological order and "building your case" on cross-examination

Leslie
Brooklyn, NY

really informative!

Mark
Brentwood, TN

interesting material and good use of examples to illustrate effectiveness of techniques discussed

Rebecca
New York, NY

This lecture was excellent and very interesting.

Virgil
Durango, CO

Good focus. Good examples from personal trial experience.

Garrett
Staten Island, NY

The speaker is very engaging.

Walter
Nacogdoches, TX

excellent & well paced.

Robert J
Reno, NV

A lot of very good information, much of which I had not thought about before.

Colette
Craig, CO

Really enjoyed this session - wish it had been longer.

Joseph
Philadelphia, PA

excellent

John C.
Yonkers, NY

i thought the recurring use of fort dix case along with other examples enabled the tenets to become practical and useful

Bob
Houston, TX

good delivery.

William
Ny, NY

The best I've seen so far. Starting with conceptual basis - with anecdotal support. A real encouragement to plan cross-exam

Tonye
Denver, CO

Good

Hannah
Boston, MA

The speaker is very knowledgable on criminal defense law and creative ways to cross witnesses.

Justin
Alexandria, VA

Good presentation, excellent speaker.

Anthony
Wilmington, DE

One of the best CLEs that I've viewed on Lawline so far.

Scott
Quincy, IL

Great course!

Paula
Alhambra, CA

Good speaker. Interesting techniques presented re: cross-examination. Ideas to think about and use in different areas of law were presented, not just in in the speakers own field of practice. Easily transferable.

Wendi
Georgetown, TX

Interesting stories

Frank
Jersey City, NJ

Great presentation, not just war stories.

Conor
Nashville, TN

I learned a lot of good tips in this CLE and the presentation was very engaging.

Allen
Los Gatos, CA

Good overview of cross exam techniques, oriented toward criminal defense but with application in other situations.

Daniel
Metaire, LA

Excellent subject matter and presentation for a topic that is very significant to attorney who try cases.

Theodore
Lincoln, NE

More than just "war stories". Helpful how to, techniques and strategies.

Michael
Mamahawkin, NJ

I thought that it was well organized

Paul
Washington, DC

Excellent presentation

Terry
Signal Mountain, TN

Mr. Cipparone's insight and enthusiasm for trail practice are evident in his teaching style. This was a wonderful course.

Wendy
New Rochelle, NY

Useful and good techniques

Cornelia
Center, TX

Mr. cipparone was an excellent speaker; by far the best on lawline so far.

Erik
Grand Junction, CO

Very useful!

Jennifer
San Francisc, CA

Informative and engaging.

Michael
Red Bank, NJ

great speaker captivating very knowledgeable

Jay
Washington, DC

This was full of useful information, and quite well-presented. Highly recommended.

Abdelmageid
Paterson, NJ

Phenomenal lecture. Great advice. Excellent examples. By far the best lecture that i have watched so far on law line. And I am not someone who is easily impressed.

Omid
Nashville, TN

Very engaging speaker and fantastic material.

John
Clifton, NJ

Obviously,this guy can slug it out with the best of them!

Evelyn
East Brunswick, NJ

Good cross examination pointers.

George
New York, NY

excellent presentation.

Ryan
Alpharetta, GA

He was a very interesting and engaging speaker. I liked the slides that went along with the presentation as well.

Anne
Longmont, CO

Outstanding presentation by an impressive litigator. Thanks for sharing your insights and tips with us.

Jonathan
New York City, NY

Boy is this guy good. I wouldn't relish having to go against him in court.

David
Plano, TX

One of the most practical and informative CLE programs I have seen, and by far one of the most engaging speakers I have had the pleasure to listen to.

Natalie
Aurora, CO

Outstanding. Very interesting.

Richard
Los Angeles, CA

Very good so far

Daria
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Outstanding. Rocco is as smooth as silk. Let me know if you need a free intern, I would love to learn more from you. Daria

Bob
Austin, TX

Outstanding presentation. I'd like to hear more from this guy.

Steven
La Jolla, California, CA

Very good.

Jill
Rochester, NY

Very good!

Walter
San Luis Obispo, CA

Excellent presentation!

Matthew
San Jose, CA

Great techniques and presentation.

Laura
Sterling, VA

This was an excellent presentation - tremendously valuable substantively and very effectively presented. You should get Mr, Cipparone back for more lectures.

Kenneth
Valley Glen, CA

Common sense, but good to hear again.

John
Mineola, NY

Very informative and insightful. Good use of personal experiences.

Mary
Alexandria, VA

Excellent examples of every tip presented, well worth the time.

Daniel
Henderson, NV

Great program.

Edward
Brooklyn, NY

This guy was great on his subject matter and very articulate also. Great course.

Michael
Brooklyn, NY

Highly recommended.

Mary
San Mateo, CA

Very interesting

Thomas
Washington, Dc0006, DC

A very informative presentation.

Heather
Henderson, NV

Great real world examples.

Tyler
Raleigh, NC

great program

valerie
Hartsville, SC

very interesting -- love the examples with transcripts

Dane
New York, NY

Rocco Cipparone's presentation was brilliant! Every word was valuable.

Curt
Charleston, SC

Very informative; very engaging speaker

John
Reston, VA

One of the best lecturers I have seen on lawline.com.

Ronald
New York, NY

I thought the speaker was very much on point. I have been cross-examining for years and i too believe that a cross is centered on your points, not the chronology of the case file. The speaker was very effective and reinforced in my mind what I already knew.

Dawn
Toms River,

I thought he was a very good speaker

C. Peyton
Apo Ap, CA

Truly interesting material, presented with real-life examples. Great speaker, excellent presentation.

Thomas
Chicago, IL

Excellent, and interesting. Examples were clear and part of a continuing story, so they hung together. Tom Jacobs, chicago

Tiffany
Thornton, CO

Great examples to explain his main points

Terry
Dallas, TX

Excellent!!!!!! Meaningful, useful suggestions. I learned a great deal.

Morse
-, NY

Top notch. Totally knowledgeable, polished, communicates well, everything top drawer, total knowledge experience. Thank you.

Victor
Miami, FL

Great speaker, very clear, the real life examples and transcripts of testimony really illustrated the salient points. Excellent!!

John Michael
Bethpage, NY

It was useful, I am glad I watched it.

Lawrence
Chicago, IL

Don't expect to take notes. This is the type of seminar where you need to soak in the applications.

Suzanne
Stockton, CA

The presentation was very well-organized; not in an outline form but his continuum was steady throughout the four segments.

Courtney
Chicago, IL

Engaging speaker; interesting material; good examples.

Carla
Arvada, CO

This was a really outstanding presentation. Even though the speaker is a defense attorney, everything he said could be used by prosecutors and plaintiff lawyers. Awesome!

Samuel
Washington, DC

Good presentation.

John
Odessa, TX

Lots of practical advice regarding cross examination.

Christopher
Haddonfield, NJ

Thank you!

Theodore
Hempstead, NY

Well done. He also used great stories to add interest and teach effectively. Great!

Gerald
Mount Morris, NY

very good

Michael
Itasca, IL

Great!

Tiphani
Joliet, IL

Interesting!

David
New York, NY

Excellent presentation.

Robert
Plainview, NY

provided helpful practical tips for courtroom use

Homer
Brooklyn, NY

very informative

bennie
Chicago, IL

Great presentation

Frances
Lee, IL

WOW! Extremely helpful.

Priscilla
Baltimore, MD

Great job. Thanks for all your good ideas!

Daniel
New York, NY

Great speaker!

Laila
Springfield, MO

very seasoned speaker

Darrell
Phoenix, AZ

Very good tactics and excellent presentation of topical material.

Jeff

excellent presentation

Gavino
Austin, TX

Great course. Very informative and educational.

Wes
Burke, VA

Outstanding presentation - the best I've seen on Lawline.

george
Providence, RI

Excellent presentation.Mr. Cipparone did a great job interweaving the facts of the Fort Dix case into his outline.

Stephen
Lexington, KY

Thank you.

Diane
Houston, TX

Great CLE. I could listen to him all day.

Thomas E.
Chicago, IL

best one yet

Isaac
Brooklyn, NY

Brilliant lawyer, clear presentation

Mark
Englewood, CO

Very good speaker!

Jose
Philadelphia, PA

He is one of the best.

Matthew
Virginia Beach, VA

Very good!

Katherine
Arlington,

Easy to understand-great lecture

Joseph
Longmont, CO

Slow start, strong finish

Jared
Raleigh, NC

GREAT

Doug
Parker, CO

Very interesting

ryan
Tucson, AZ

GREAT PRESENTATION, VERY HELPFUL

Adam

Good Course

James
Charlotte, NC

Very informative and entertaining!

James
Herndon, VA

Very Good!!!

Dominick
Fairfax, VA

terrific, phenomenal insight, brilliant concepts

Matthew
Pikesville, MD

These techniques are really excellent and the examples the instructor palpably corroborated their effectiveness.

Ardra
Washington, DC

Engaging and relevant.

Beth
Toledo,

He is a great, engaging speaker. I enjoyed this class and learned a lot.

Kelly
Peyton, CO

Really interesting guy & good examples.

Assly
Vista, CA

Even with its criminal case examples, this course was extremely useful to me as a civil litigator. A must watch.

Carole
Cypress, TX

really enjoyed the speaker

Edward M.

Very well done

Mark
Las Vegas, NV

Instructor has great presence and personality

Jamey
Golden, CO

Great.

Theodore
Colorado Springs,

very good!

Gaelan
Falls Church, VA

Fantastic speaker and great real-life examples to illustrate points - highly recommend this course.

Steven
Westbury, NY

Excellent speaker. Would like to take other courses with him.

Cinda
Lakewood, CO

as a 23 year prosecutor, I was impressed and could not agree more with Rocco

Jeremy
Los Angeles, CA

exceptional -- covers many common questions/mistakes with specific examples

Bo
Charleston, SC

great speaker

james

effective examples

glenn
Orangeburg, SC

good

Natasha
Winnsboro, SC

Excellent examination of the Fort Dix case.

Joshua
Columbia, SC

This seminar was very informative and easy to follow.

Christopher
Lombard, IL

Mr. Cipparone does an excellent job of giving details on effective cross-examination skills. I truly enjoyed this presentation.

Paul
Washington,

I appreciated the emphasis on being agile and creative in the approach to cross examination.

Jonathan
New York, NY

one of the best seminar's i have watched.

Denise
Chicago, IL

This speaker was excellent. Very engaging and well organized with great examples for all of his instructional tips.

William
Lisle, IL

Examples provided were effective in demonstrating theme of course.

Blair
Henderson, NV

Great lecture and examples of actual use of the techniques talked about.

DAVID
Santa Monica, CA

Great Speaker

William

excellent

Joanna
Brooklyn, NY

He gave very good tips and had good examples.

Solomon
New York, NY

The Instructor knew his material and was able to present the information in a pleasant manner

Chris
Denver, CO

Great CLE. good tips

Richard
Longmont, CO

Very useful

Caitlin
Winston-salem, NC

This guy knows his stuff. Chock full of great ideas and techniques and a truly engaging speaker.

Wei
Flushing, NY

Very good. Mr. Cipparone is always amazing.

Douglas
Lodi, CA

Content was not as general as the name suggested. Much of the course was directed towards cross-examination of a particular type of witness and not applicable to most cross situations. There were some good general tips.

Richard
Mount Holly, NJ

This instructor was fantastic!

William
Moraga, CA

Excellent presentation and some real helpful hints. Especially liked the suggestion to hold back some of the impeachment for appropriate insertion in response to self-serving testimony.

Rating

Production Date

January 13, 2010

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