Even a well-planned cross examination can go horribly wrong. Although each case presents its own set of unique challenges, in order to prepare a successful cross-examination it is vital to follow a set of specific guidelines. In this course, defense attorney Saad Siddiqui takes you through each step of the preparation process. Drawing on his vast experience, he explains the basis for determining which witnesses to cross-examine and how to design a compelling and effective cross.
I. Understand how to best prepare for a cross-examination
II. Identify the traits of the most effective cross-examinations
III. Design an effective cross-examination for different cases
Saad Siddiqui is a graduate of the University of Rochester and received his law degree from Pace University School of Law. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Siddiqui was an Associate at the law firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP in White Plains, New York where he represented clients in criminal and civil matters. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Siddiqui was Associate Counsel in the Criminal Division of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County. In that capacity he represented hundreds of clients in all types of criminal cases ranging from criminal, traffic, and DWI offenses in local and village courts to murder and other serious felonies at the trial and appellate level.
Presently, Mr. Siddiqui is a founding Partner in the newly formed law firm of Ferrante & Siddiqui, LLP. Mr. Siddiqui’s practice focuses on criminal, immigration, and elder law.
In addition to his criminal practice, Mr. Siddiqui has lectured about criminal law at Pace Law School CLE.
It was well done and good to see a different perspective on cross.
very good very interesting really cares about imparting the material to the students
Definite must take
This was a very good program. As a practicing attorney over 25 years, this reconfirmed many of the lessons I have learned over the years.
It's difficult to teach a skill by talking. However, the speaker did an excellent job of doing just that. I would have liked a few more examples, to place the content in context - e.g., a fact scenario in which both good and less-than-effective questions are presented. Overall, excellent.
He made it sound easy, but I know it is not!
good course. good overview. lots of tips
Dovetails nicely with reinforcement with other class. Enjoyed it.
Very engaging speaker.
Very fundamental. Very general.
excellent CLE! Very good, practical tips you can incorporate and use right away.
Good basics for beginning attorneys.
Well done and informative
Second class with Professor Saddiqui. Want to take more. I love his clarity and organization and no I am not related to him
Very helpful presentation.
Really enjoyed this presentation ...