|Faculty:||Rocco C. Cipparone, Jr.|
|Production Date:||January 13, 2010|
|Practice Areas:||Criminal Law, Cross-Examination, Expert Testimony and Examination Techniques, Trial Skills, Trial Skills - Georgia|
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.
I. Cross Examination Tenets
II. Advanced Cross- Examination Strategies
III. Review of 2008 Fort Dix Terrorism Case
IV. Additional Tips and Techniques
Chris (Denver, CO)
Great CLE. good tips
Solomon (NEW YORK, NY)
The Instructor knew his material and was able to present the information in a pleasant manner
Joanna (Brooklyn, NY)
He gave very good tips and had good examples.
DAVID (SANTA MONICA, CA)
Blair (Henderson, NV)
Great lecture and examples of actual use of the techniques talked about.
William (Lisle, IL)
Examples provided were effective in demonstrating theme of course.
Denise (Chicago, IL)
This speaker was excellent. Very engaging and well organized with great examples for all of his instructional tips.
Jonathan (New York, NY)
one of the best seminar's i have watched.
ryan (Tucson, AZ)
GREAT PRESENTATION, VERY HELPFUL
Christopher (Lombard, IL)
Mr. Cipparone does an excellent job of giving details on effective cross-examination skills. I truly enjoyed this presentation.
Joshua (Columbia, SC)
This seminar was very informative and easy to follow.
glenn (orangeburg, SC)
Natasha (Winnsboro, SC)
Excellent examination of the Fort Dix case.
Bo (Charleston, SC)
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
Steven (Westbury, NY)
Excellent speaker. Would like to take other courses with him.
Gaelan (Falls Church, VA)
Fantastic speaker and great real-life examples to illustrate points - highly recommend this course.
Mark (Englewood, CO)
Very good speaker!
Jamey (Golden, CO)
Mark (Las Vegas, NV)
Instructor has great presence and personality
Carole (Cypress, TX)
really enjoyed the speaker
Bob (Austin, TX)
Outstanding presentation. I'd like to hear more from this guy.
Assly (Las Vegas, NV)
Even with its criminal case examples, this course was extremely useful to me as a civil litigator. A must watch.
Kelly (Peyton, CO)
Really interesting guy & good examples.
Ardra (Washington, DC)
Engaging and relevant.
Lawrence (Amherst, VA)
James (Herndon, VA)
Matthew (Pikesville, MD)
These techniques are really excellent and the examples the instructor palpably corroborated their effectiveness.
Dominick (Fairfax, VA)
terrific, phenomenal insight, brilliant concepts
Curt (Charleston, SC)
Very informative; very engaging speaker
James (Charlotte, NC)
Very informative and entertaining!
Doug (Parker, CO)
Jared (Raleigh, NC)
Joseph (Longmont, CO)
Slow start, strong finish
Matthew (Virginia Beach, VA)
Paul (Lubbock, TX)
Anne (Longmont, CO)
Outstanding presentation by an impressive litigator. Thanks for sharing your insights and tips with us.
Jose (Philadelphia, PA)
He is one of the best.
Isaac (Brooklyn, NY)
Brilliant lawyer, clear presentation
Thomas E. (Chicago, IL)
best one yet
Diane (Houston, TX)
Great CLE. I could listen to him all day.
Stephen (Lexington, KY)
Darrell (Phoenix, AZ)
Very good tactics and excellent presentation of topical material.
Jeff (, AL)
george (Providence, RI)
Excellent presentation.Mr. Cipparone did a great job interweaving the facts of the Fort Dix case into his outline.
Wes (Burke, VA)
Outstanding presentation - the best I've seen on Lawline.
Gavino (Austin, TX)
Great course. Very informative and educational.
Frances (Lee, IL)
WOW! Extremely helpful.
Laila (Springfield, MO)
very seasoned speaker
Daniel (New York, NY)
Priscilla (Baltimore, MD)
Great job. Thanks for all your good ideas!
Robert (Plainview, NY)
provided helpful practical tips for courtroom use
bennie (chicago, IL)
Homer (Brooklyn, NY)
David (New York, NY)
Denine (Woodbury, NY)
HIGHLY recommend - interesting and great!
Tiphani (Joliet, IL)
Michael (Itasca, IL)
Gerald (mount morris, NY)
Theodore (Hempstead, NY)
Well done. He also used great stories to add interest and teach effectively. Great!
Christopher (Haddonfield, NJ)
John (Odessa, TX)
Lots of practical advice regarding cross examination.
Samuel (Washington, DC)
Courtney (Chicago, IL)
Engaging speaker; interesting material; good examples.
Suzanne (Stockton, CA)
The presentation was very well-organized; not in an outline form but his continuum was steady throughout the four segments.
Lawrence (Chicago, IL)
Don't expect to take notes. This is the type of seminar where you need to soak in the applications.
John Michael (Bethpage, NY)
It was useful, I am glad I watched it.
Victor (Miami, FL)
Great speaker, very clear, the real life examples and transcripts of testimony really illustrated the salient points. Excellent!!
Morse (-, NY)
Top notch. Totally knowledgeable, polished, communicates well, everything top drawer, total knowledge experience. Thank you.
Terry (Dallas, TX)
Excellent!!!!!! Meaningful, useful suggestions. I learned a great deal.
Tiffany (Thornton, CO)
Great examples to explain his main points
Thomas (Chicago, IL)
Excellent, and interesting. Examples were clear and part of a continuing story, so they hung together. Tom Jacobs, chicago
James (Washington, DC)
extraordinarily useful, great examples from trial transcripts, on-point. One of the single-best presentations I have seen!
C. Peyton (APO AP, CA)
Truly interesting material, presented with real-life examples. Great speaker, excellent presentation.
Thomas (Washington, DC0006, DC)
A very informative presentation.
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.
John (Reston, VA)
One of the best lecturers I have seen on lawline.com.
Heather (Henderson, NV)
Great real world examples.
Dane (new york, NY)
Rocco Cipparone's presentation was brilliant! Every word was valuable.
valerie (hartsville, SC)
very interesting -- love the examples with transcripts
Tyler (Raleigh, NC)
Walter (Chesterfield, VA)
Great use of examples and background.
Mary (San Mateo, CA)
Colleen (Lakewood, CO)
I enjoyed this CLE.
Michael (Brooklyn, NY)
Edward (Brooklyn, NY)
This guy was great on his subject matter and very articulate also. Great course.
Daniel (Henderson, NV)
Mary (Alexandria, VA)
Excellent examples of every tip presented, well worth the time.
John (Mineola, NY)
Very informative and insightful. Good use of personal experiences.
Kenneth (Valley Glen, CA)
Common sense, but good to hear again.
Natalie (Aurora, CO)
Outstanding. Very interesting.
Ryan (Alpharetta, GA)
He was a very interesting and engaging speaker. I liked the slides that went along with the presentation as well.
Laura (Sterling, VA)
This was an excellent presentation - tremendously valuable substantively and very effectively presented. You should get Mr, Cipparone back for more lectures.
Walter (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Matthew (San Jose, CA)
Great techniques and presentation.
Jill (Rochester, NY)
Steven (La Jolla, California, CA)
Joseph (Philadelphia, PA)
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
Richard (Los Angeles, CA)
Very good so far
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.
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!
Jonathan (New York City, NY)
Boy is this guy good. I wouldn't relish having to go against him in court.
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.
George (New York, NY)
Evelyn (East Brunswick, NJ)
Good cross examination pointers.
John (Clifton, NJ)
Obviously,this guy can slug it out with the best of them!
Arch (Atlanta, GA)
Omid (Nashville, TN)
Very engaging speaker and fantastic material.
Erik (Grand Junction, CO)
Jay (Washington, DC)
This was full of useful information, and quite well-presented. Highly recommended.
Sherri T (conyers, GA)
Michael (RED BANK, NJ)
great speaker captivating very knowledgeable
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.
Conor (Nashville, TN)
I learned a lot of good tips in this CLE and the presentation was very engaging.
Terry (Signal Mountain, TN)
Mr. Cipparone's insight and enthusiasm for trail practice are evident in his teaching style. This was a wonderful course.
Paul (washington, DC)
Michael (Mamahawkin, NJ)
I thought that it was well organized
Theodore (Lincoln, NE)
More than just "war stories". Helpful how to, techniques and strategies.
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.
Frank (Jersey City, NJ)
Great presentation, not just war stories.
Tonye (Denver, CO)
Wendi (Georgetown, TX)
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.
Hannah (Boston, MA)
The speaker is very knowledgable on criminal defense law and creative ways to cross witnesses.
Scott (Quincy, IL)
Anthony (Big Rapids, MI)
One of the best CLEs that I've viewed on Lawline so far.
Colette (Craig, CO)
Really enjoyed this session - wish it had been longer.
Justin (Alexandria, VA)
Good presentation, excellent speaker.
William (NY, NY)
The best I've seen so far. Starting with conceptual basis - with anecdotal support. A real encouragement to plan cross-exam
Richard (Nashville, TN)
Speaker made the topic very interesting.
Philip (Pawtucket, RI)
Excellent presentation with clear examples of how to actually accomplish what the speaker is describing.
Bob (Houston, TX)
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
Robert J (Reno, NV)
A lot of very good information, much of which I had not thought about before.
Walter (Nacogdoches, TX)
excellent & well paced.
Garrett (Staten Island, NY)
The speaker is very engaging.
Virgil (Durango, CO)
Good focus. Good examples from personal trial experience.
Rebecca (New York, NY)
This lecture was excellent and very interesting.
Karen (Waterford, VA)
Fantastic course. Phenomenal examples and info re: techniques.
Mark (Brentwood, TN)
interesting material and good use of examples to illustrate effectiveness of techniques discussed
Malcolm (Spring, TX)
Useful tips on putting things out of chronological order and "building your case" on cross-examination
Leslie (Brooklyn, NY)
Robert M. (Newport News, VA)
Excellent and very helpful seminar.
Scott (New York, NY)
Great presentation -- very interesting and entertaining
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.
Kwame (Herndon, VA)
Very Good Course
Susan (Atlanta, GA)
very interesting even though not relevant to my practice area
Robert (New York, NY)
Crystal (Manassas, VA)
Outstanding quality for a CLE course. This is advice I will actually use in practice.
Brian (Houston, TX)
Very good information.
Anthony (Ashburn, VA)
The best course on cross examination I have seen to date. Rocco does an outstanding job weaving examples with lessons learned.
David (Atlanta, GA)
Very Good -- his examples, while from a criminal case(s) were helpful in the civil litigation context
Mindy (St. Louis, MO)
George (Virginia Beach, VA)
Bret (Denver, CO)
Excellent program and certainly the best CLE I have completed in recent memory.
Nabeena (New York, NY)
This was absolutely fantastic!
Jennifer (Morrisville, NC)
Battocchi (McLean, VA)
James (Fairfax, VA)
This is the best CLE seminar I have seen on Lawline.
Margo (Tampa, FL)
I loved the slides.
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.
Mark (Golden, CO)
Robin (McHenry, IL)
I found this course to be very helpful and enjoyed listening to the speaker.
Stephen (New York, NY)
One of the best CLE presentations I have heard.
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!
Trent (Tulsa, OK)
Very good presentation. Excellent tips and suggestions for better cross examination.
John Q (Bridgewater, VA)
this one was very good
Walter (Houston, TX)
Some nice techniques
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.
James (Purchase, NY)
Concrete examples brought the points across forcefully. The presentation was clear, entertaining and did not drag.
Robert (Salem, VA)
William (Jacksonville, FL)
Michael (Mahwah, NJ)
William (Savannah, TN)
This is the course I will wish to remember when preparing a cross examination.
Margaret (Chantilly, VA)
best on line seminar so far...very helpful and interesting!
Brian (Rockville, MD)
Really good examples provided.
Gregory (St Petersburg, FL)
Good Course - Several excellent concepts.
patricia (New York, NY)
engaging, well organized, interesting, to the point!
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.
Kara (Charlotte, NC)
Sharon (Austin, TX)
good speaker; great examples
Nancy (Houston, TX)
Very informative and great presentation.
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.
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!
Richard (Walnut Creek, CA)
Very insightful anecdotes; the type of useful information that your evidence and trial law clinic professors never taught.
Garry (Richardson, TX)
Nicholas (Dallas, TX)
Very helpful and informative
Thomas (Knoxville, TN)
Very good program! Want to see more of Rocco!
Gail (Tallahassee, FL)
Janice (Temple Terrace, FL)
Diana (Brooklyn, NY)
Hilary (Abingdon, VA)
Speaker imparted great knowledge. I learned a good deal from watching this course.
MARA (MIAMI, FL)
I thought Mr. Cipparone was a great speaker, very knowledgeable about his subject. I enjoyed it very much.
Tadia (Lawrenceville, GA)
Presenter was great!
Peter J. (Bayonne, NJ)
the best I've seen
Ronald (Pflugerville, TX)
Dorian (Jamaica, NY)
Rodney (Sugar Land, TX)
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.
Sullivan (NASHVILLE, TN)
One of the best continuing education seminars I've ever seen. Really useful.
Jeffrey (Hernando, MS)
Excellent...the next time I cross examine a witness this lecture will be on my mind
Lois (Wading River, NY)
Melea (Tuckahoe, NY)
Excellent presentation on advanced techniques. Speaker had solid experience in the subject. Very good.
Steven (Melville, NY)
David B. (Orlando, FL)
Loaded with practical insight into trial testimony
Jon (Key West, FL)
Darren (South Riding, VA)
Very interesting insights into cross-examination
James (Plano, TX)
This course offers very helpful insights to effective cross-examination.
David (waco, TX)
GRANT (Conroe, TX)
I like the online format
Anita (Nashville, TN)
Very good presentation and speaker.
Denise (Tampa, FL)
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.
Carol (Tampa, FL)
Examples supporting points particularly effective.
Michele (New York, NY)
Excellent in particular because I often represent people for whom English is not their first language.
Alberto (Villa Park, CA)
Useful and helpful.
Paul (North Aurora, IL)
Outstanding and very informative
Elizabeth (Chicago, IL)
Great presenter, great court presence
Lori (Weston, FL)
Easy to listen to, and very organized.
Ester (Houston, TX)
Very helpful and a great speaker. Informative and entertaining.
Hashim (Chicago, IL)
Robert (Columbia, TN)
I thought the speaker was helpful and very genuine. I thought his concrete examples and insights were very good.
Leslie (Phoenix, AZ)
Mr. Cipparone was interesting, entertaining and informative.
Jerrold (PINE BUSH, NY)
Speaker was quite engaging, good story teller.
James (Chicago, IL)
This was a great lecture.
Rita (Houston, TX)
Very good speaker..
William (Riverside, IL)
Well done. Very informative and helpful.
Peter (Chicago, IL)
excellent, often extemporaneous, presentation. Great advice.
milena (Chicago, IL)
Brilliant! That's what a good CLE should look like.
Jeremy (Nanuet, NY)
Very good course on cross examination techniques.
Robert (New York, NY)
Excellent presentation. Good examples and war stories.
Colleen (Lake Success, NY)
Even though I do not practice criminal law, this was insightful and helpful
Dwight (Johns Island, SC)
Raymond (Dallas, TX)
appreciated the many specific examples
Elton (Bosotn, MA)
Very detailed strategy analysis, great war stories.
Bernard (Bay City, TX)
Ify (HOUSTON, TX)
Wealth of information - dynmite.
Subvet (Dallas, TX)
Excellent information and presentation!
Kenneth (Chicago, IL)
Sandra (Mount Vernon, NY)
awesome trial stories.
William (Austin, TX)
Tamir (New York, NY)
Notwithstanding the focus on criminal practice, as a civil practitioner, found it pretty interesting and helpful.
Ira (Bronx, NY)
this guy is great, fabulous program
Truman (Fairfield, CA)
Harold (Deland,, FL)
Cross examination in a different area of law from that in which I practice, but approaches that are reminiscent.
christopher (mountain city, TN)
Mary (Ithaca, NY)
Excellent. Interesting presentation
Bradley (Waxahachie, TX)
Randall (West Palm Beach, FL)
Interesting use of actual case trial as an illlustration throughout this lecture.
Cecile (Chicago, IL)
Thomas (Clearwater, FL)
The speaker was interesting and gave examples that helped illuminate his points.
Thomas (Chicago, IL)
Susan (Tallahassee, FL)
Mr. Cipparone had a very engaging style and seemed to be in a dialog with the listener.
willard (houston, TX)
Mr. Cipparone is a very good speaker. I am sure he is a great defense counsel.
Gang (New York, NY)
Jennifer (Dallas, TX)
Extremely interesting and well-presented.
Donald (CHAMPAIGN, IL)
This was really good - speaker and subject matter. Well worth listening to,even for the experienced trial lawyer.
James (Arcadia, FL)
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.
Robert (Houston, TX)
Had knowledge and enthusiasm for his topic.
Juliet (Arlington, VA)
Even for practitioners that focus on non-trial impeachment of experts, there were many helpful techniques in this seminar.
john (Durango, CO)
Great practical advice!
Michael (Sandy Hook, CT)
Sean (Belton, TX)
Andrew (Pompano Beah, FL)
Superb. Practical. Mildly entertaining, evenly.
mark (dallas, TX)
Timothy (Bellaire, TX)
The speaker is excellent, and the material (both written and the presentation) is top notch.
Carrol (Roanoke, VA)
Very engaging and knowledgeable speaker.
Andrew (New York, NY)
Excellent explanation of good cross-examination techniques.
Jeffrey (Katy, TX)
Excellent use of actual cross examinations to get the point across. Well done.
Kimberly (Cortlandt Manor, NY)
Loved the "war stories"
Christopher (Denver, CO)
Laura (miami, FL)
very organized and easy to follow slides
Michelle (Montclair, NJ)
The speaker was insightful on the subject matter and provided useable information.
William (Lubbock, TX)
This is a very effective presentation on cross-examination that gave me new ideas for my practice.
Kenneth (Short Hills, NJ)
Interesting speaker who peppered his discussion with interesting actual case experiences.
Valerie (Las Vegas, NV)
Very interesting real life examples.
Timothy (San Francisco, CA)
This guy is great!
Mark (Oceanside, NY)
Mr. Cipparone uses many real-life examples to make his points memorably.
Michael (Centennial, CO)
Matthew (New York, NY)
Very effectice use of the trial transcripts to accentuate particular points.
Christopher (Jackson, MS)
This is an excellent CLE.
Robert Jr. (Houston, TX)
very well done. awesome presentation.
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.
James (mountainside, NJ)
Chris (Galveston, TX)
great speaker and content.
Valerie (Austin, TX)
Rocco certainly knows how to communicate and summarize good trial techniques. I would love to see him in action someday!
Jill (New York, NY)
Really one of the most useful and interesting courses I've taken. Thanks!
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.
Hilary (New York, NY)
good techniques to use
David (centreville, VA)
outstanding-good for any level of attorney
Scott (El Paso, TX)
This guy is great!
Michael (Canton, GA)
Good course, good presenter.
Carmen (White Plains, NY)
Great program. Learned a lot and will be applying some of the technics suggested on my upcoming trial. Great work!
Jamilee (Rochester Hills, MI)
I truly enjoyed this seminar. Mr. Cipparone did a great job. This is a very useful seminar.
Kevin (New Hyde Park, NY)
Terrific CLE class! Highly recommend.
Mark (Washington, DC)
I would highly recommend this program.
Michael (Pittsford, NY)
great seminar. one of the best.
David (Denver, CO)
Terry (Arlington, TX)
This presentation contained extremely useful information on cross-examination.
Brandi (Murfreesboro, TN)
Terrific presentation and info!
Martha (San Antonio, TX)
excellent and interesting
Paul (San Angelo, TX)
Rocco Cipparone is a great speaker and excellent trial lawyer
Patricia (Dallas, TX)
I thought his presentation was extremely effective and very informative. Thank you for offering it.
Benjamin (Dallas, TX)
Linda (Alexandria, VA)
Joseph (Bristol, TN)
Excellent in every aspect. Would highly recommend this program and will look to call Rocco for pointers in future.
Stephen (SYRACUSE, NY)
Very well done and made clear points using case specific reference.
Roy (Tallahassee, FL)
Great course. Great speaker with great experience who clealy knows what he is talking about. Would recommend highly.
Peter (Hoboken, NJ)
Very helpful for my practice. Dynamic speaker. Interesting material. I especially likes stories about terrorism trial. Great work!
Mark (new york, NY)
The best course I have taken on Lawline
George (Goochland, VA)
Thoroughly enjoyed. Would have listened to this fellow all day.
Keil (Herndon, VA)
Michael (Pleasant Hill, CA)
written materials are excellent!
Scott (San Francisco, CA)
very good speaker, very convincing.
Christopher (Bakersfield, CA)
Riveting. I've been a criminal defense lawyer for 20 years, and this program taught me good techniques.
Michael (San Diego, CA)
Rocco was very enthusiastic about his content. He kept your attention.
Richard (Los Angeles, CA)
Great techniques. Well presented.
Ron (Beverly Hills, CA)
Dennis (San Francisco, CA)
Good summary of developing a theme for cross examination
Diana (Miami, FL)
Genius...ways on how to ask government agents, informants and/or defendants questions
jeannette (Pasadena, CA)
good speaker. keeps your attention
Susan (Howard Beach, NY)
Informative and useful.
Joel (Urbandale, IA)
Excellent integration of techniques with real world examples.
Richard (Portola Valley, CA)
Terry (Baltimore, MD)
The use of transcripts from the trial to demonstrate the cross examination technique was very helpful.
Oscar (San Francisco, CA)
stuart (great falls, VA)
Very good .........
Elizabeth (Santa Monica, CA)
Stuart (Duarte, CA)
Informative and helpful.
Eric (Vero Beach, FL)
Rocco is a great speaker. He made the seminar very interesting and very informative.
Michael (Tarzana, CA)
Extremely helpful and practical advice for trial practice.
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.
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.
Elizabeth (Malibu, CA)
Very helpful and informative. It even made me reconsider going back to the practice of criminal law.
kathleen (los Angeles, CA)
Interesting, real world experiences and examples.
Jennifer (New York, NY)
Very well presented, but I wish he would have given more civil examples rather than criminal.
Dan (Roseville, CA)
Interesting factual references
Paul (San Francisco, CA)
Patrick (Sacramento, CA)
very informative speaker
Zack (Bellaire, TX)
Excellent presentation and no wasted time.
Stephen (Chattanooga, TN)
excellent use of real life examples.
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.
Veronica (Lake Mary, FL)
Jim (Dover, DE)
This seminar had alot of great information.
Mona (Montclair, NJ)
Excellently presented. Very inspirational.
Theopalis (Wilmington, DE)
Richard (New York, NY)
the speaker was excellent
Augustine (Elmwood, TN)
Held my attention. This is a terrific seminar.
Michael (Denton, TX)
Thought it was informative as well as interesting and well presented
William (Washington, DC)
Very good program -- speaker used illustrative examples of good cross-examination technique.
Christopher (Dallas, TX)
Very good program, helpful insights. Confirmed my own experiences.
Christopher (Temecula, CA)
Wow, this guy is sharp. I was extremely impressed with his presentation. Incredible lawyer.
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.
Allison (Astoria, NY)
I appreciated the real-world examples of cross-examination.
August (New York, NY)
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.
Christine (Los Angeles, CA)
Excellent speaker and presenter. Very practical lecture. Very good written materials. Great use of examples.
Joseph (Scarsdale, NY)
There were one or two things I learned but I was looking for more advanced techniques. This was still very basic.
Nathan (Houston, TX)
Folasade (Centreville, VA)
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to speaker. Very engaging presentation.
Theodore (New York, NY)
Very good speaker with creative ideas and interesting examples.
Joel (NEW YORK, NY)
Excellent speaker with interesting topic. This short course was well edited.
Trina (Dallas, TX)
I really enjoyed his war stories. They were quite interesting.
Paula (Waco, TX)
Michael (Nashville, TN)
James (Houston, TX)
jennine (ny, NY)
best CLE I have ever seen. I could watch this guy all day.
Steve (Flower Mound, TX)
One of the superior presentations in substance and presentation.
Steven (Houston, TX)
This was a thought provoking seminar topic.
Peter (White Stone, NY)
Donald (Great Neck, NY)
Michael (Cypress, CA)
He was great-- a real pro
Dorothy (San Diego, CA)
Very informative, interesting and helpful presented excellently.
ROBERT (ARROYO GRANDE, CA)
Raymond (West Chester, PA)
One of the best CLE's I've taken.
Stephan (Carle Place, NY)
Richard (Houston, TX)
Great. One of the best I've ever had.
Robert J. (Valley Stream, NY)
I liked the person - he spoke well and was down to earth about lawyers' typical problems
andrew (dunedin, FL)
Ellen (Reston, VA)
This was a very good program. I liked the way the speaker used detailed examples throughout the presentation.
James R. (Fairfax, VA)
Very good CLE. The speaker was one of your best, if not the best.
Andrea (Salem, VA)
Excellent speaker! Very interesting examples and materials used.
Jim (kingsport, TN)
Great course ..
James (Kansas City, MO)
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
Ellen (Sarasota, FL)
Very well done.
Anastasia (Frederick, MD)
I would take another course by this presenter
Gregory (richmond, VA)
Making the teaching points by using first-hand examples, mostly from one trial, was a very effective technique.
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.
William (Orange Park, FL)
one of the best on lawline, he should do more courses
James (Alexandria, VA)
Very dynamic. Can see he has a real presence in court.
Albert (Corpus Christi, TX)
exceedingly well organized and appreciated his thinking out of box approach.
Mark (Manassas, VA)
Catherine A. (Richmond, VA)
Derek (Chicago, IL)
This presentation is outstanding.
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!
Jerry (Woodbridge, VA)
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.
John (Huntington, NY)
Jeffrey (Chattanooga, TN)
Please have this speaker make more CLE videos
Darcy (Washington DC, DC)
I thought it was an interesting course and contained some valuable information.
Laura (Wilmington, NC)
better than a law and order episode
William (Staunton, VA)
I would watch another program by this instructor.
Jeffrey (Arlington, VA)
Frank (Norfolk, VA)
good review of cross-examination techniques - liked his use of the terrorist trial for examples made the presentation come alive
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.
Jenniffer (Leesburg, VA)
He was a great law professor and is great lecturer for CLEs. Enjoyed this legal seminar.
Roger (Jonesville, VA)
it was informative and interesting
Greg (Brea, CA)
Excellent and compelling presentation.
Benjamin (Washington, DC)
Entertaining. Could be a TV show.
Anna (Richmond, VA)
It seems like a crazy statement to make about a CLE, but this is very nearly riveting! Good to watch.
Henry (Los Angeles, CA)
Excellent content and presentation.
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.
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.
Michael (Washington, DC)
best program i have watched!
Patrick (Mineola, NY)
Mr. Cipparone gave an excellent presentation and some great Cross exam techniques that i will utilize in the future.
MIchael (Hagerstown, MD)
Outstanding program!! One of the best I've attended.
Kelly (Madison, MS)
Extremely knowledgeable and well spoken presenter.
Angela R. (Prosper, TX)
Great seminar. I don't litigate, but provide materials when cases arise. It helps to have this practical advice.
Bruce (Chicago, IL)
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.
Richard (warren, NJ)
Best one so far.
Alfred (Richmond, VA)
best one of 10 i viewed.
Domingo (Richmond, VA)
Very good seminar.
Ronald (Edgartown, MA)
solid materials and presentation
Stewart (Dallas, TX)
Kevin (baltimore, MD)
John (Broomfield, CO)
Cipparone was excellent. You can certainly understand why he is a trial attorney.
Michael James (Arlington, VA)
douglas (houston, TX)
Burns (Ridgeland, MS)
I really enjoyed this session -he is GREAT !! thanks:)
Joseph (Falls Church, VA)
Very good; natural presentation; great use of examples
Randall (Blooming Grove, TX)
Howard (CARLE PLACE, NY)
It was geared more for the less experienced trial lawyer.
Wayne (Temple, TX)
Mark (Austin, TX)
Pity it lasts only one hour. Engrossing.
Morgan E. (Salem, VA)
Rocco did an excellent coverage of his topic.
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.
Kenneth (Houston, TX)
Excellent, excellent speaker. (Hope he never asks me if I've ever lied to my mother...)
Dorothy (Key Largo, FL)
Julie (Long Island City, NY)
Jennifer (New York, NY)
excellent presentation, worth listening to, great cross-examination tips
Paul A. (Hinsdale, IL)
Rocco is awesome enjoyed listening to him.
Richard (Chicago, IL)
This was fascinating. I was sorry that it ended.
stephen (long beach, NY)
This is a very enjoyable and useful course.
Arthur (Atlanta, GA)
Loved the suit, shirt & tie ensemble!
Stephen C. (Oak Park, IL)
Outstanding cross-examination techniques and truly brilliant lawyering. One of the best trial training classes I've ever attended!
Steven (Dallas, TX)
VERY informed and seasoned criminal litigator. I would like more lengthy transcripts of his expert cross-examination.
Jack (Absecon, NJ)
John J. (toms river, NJ)
great presentation and i say that after 40 years of trial practice. John from Toms River, N.J.
John (hampton, VA)
Joseph (Arlington, VA)
Great program from a very experienced attorney. He provided a lot of insight into strategy of cross examination.
Kenan (North Bellmore, NY)
The speaker gave a a good presentation on crossexamination.
Douglas (MECHANICSVILLE, VA)
One of the best CLE programs I've ever attended.
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.
Andy (Brandon, MS)
JAMES (HOUSTON, TX)
great use of actual cases and transcripts
David (Knoxville, TN)
Best course I've viewed. Great presentation, greaat information.
Arthur (SOUTH HOUSTON, TX)
Lawrence (New York, NY)
Very informative and provided some good advice about this area.
Michael (Eagle, CO)
Beyond informative, enjoyable.
Thomas B. (San Antonio, TX)
Excellent organization and presentation.
David (Boston, MA)
Excellent substance and transfers well to civil context even though presenter's experience is with criminal.
Bart (Austin, TX)
Excellent! The stories about the Dix plot were interesting and on point.
Eric (Chicago, IL)
T. Lee (Chicago, IL)
The best of all seminars I have viewed
Michael (Des Plaines, IL)
Probably the best presentation on cross examination I've ever seen.
William (Chicago, IL)
Excellent! One of the best.
Joseph (Hinsdale, IL)
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.
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.
James (Bolingbrook, IL)
Excellent use of real-life examples.
Casimir (Wheeling, IL)
Outstanding! Eloquent presentation by a trial attorney who is obviously at the top of his game.
Allyson (Louisville, KY)
Angela (Chicago, IL)
Raymond (Chicago, IL)
rocco is very sharp
Stanley (Villa Park, IL)
Good job focusing on one case example and using it throughout the lecture.
Mark (Chicago, IL)
Great product for the price.
Craig (Chicago, IL)
Excellent course and very good presenter.
Diane (Justice, IL)
good presentation,many helpful techniques
Richard (Niceville, FL)
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.
Robert M. (Chicago, IL)
William (Chicago, IL)
Jessica (Stamford, CT)
Speaker was very dynamic with excellent real life examples.
Sheryl (Chicago, IL)
Best I have viewed so far
Matthew (Chicago, IL)
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.
David (NY, NY)
very good presentation; very articulate presenter
ira (los angeles, CA)
Jeremy (New York, NY)
That was simply a concise and excellent presentation.
Joseph (New York, NY)
William (Arlington, TX)
All lawyers who cross examine for a living should take the time to watch a master.
Allan (Iron Mountain, MI)
Brian (Reno, NV)
The best one I have seen online. Excellent.
Steve (delray beach, FL)
I highly recommend this course to all attorneys
elizann (dallas, TX)
the actual trial examples were both interesting and helpful.
Christina (Chicago, IL)
Most interesting and informative one I've viewed so far. Thank you.
Andrew Chad (Nashville, TN)
Tim (Park Ridge, IL)
John (Clarksville, TN)
Christopher (New York, NY)
Graham (Brooklyn, NY)
very good presentation. Coherent, organized, helpful
Doris (Crawfordville, FL)
JONATHAN (Brooklyn, NY)
Very good real-life examples
Warren (New York, NY)
Good use of a concrete example.
James (LIVINGSTON, NJ)
Very thought provoking. Learned a few nuggets.
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.
dennis (oceanside, NY)
Good use of real life examples to illustrate technique
Cecil (Jersey City, NJ)
excellent course,excellent speaker and very good materials.
Patrick (Silver Spring, MD)
Amy (Arlington, VA)
good real life examples
Cathy (Memphis, TN)
The presentation held my attention from beginning to end. I was very impressed.
Angela (new york, NY)
Very strong speaker. Articulate and knowledgeable.
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.
James (Riverhead, NY)
A must see for any trial attorney
Cleta (Montvale, NJ)
Sabby C. (Buffalo, NY)
William (Washington, DC)
This experienced practioner shares his robust insight.
Esther (Cedarhurst, NY)
Stuart (Jericho, NY)
very effective presentation
Christine (East Setauket, NY)
Excellent presentation. Actual transcript examples very helpful in illustrating points.
Dr Joe (Woodmere, NY)
Really excellent and informative and easy to listen to.
George (Jericho, NY)
Paul (Santa Monica, CA)
Engaging speaker. Nice use of real examples to drive home principles.
Timothy (bridgeview, IL)
Lloyd (San Rafael, CA)
Ernest (red bank, NJ)
Great! One of the best lectures I've heard on practical trial considerations.
JAMES (HOUSTON, TX)
great use of actual cases and transcripts
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