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Cross Examination Skills and Tactics

(978 reviews)

Produced on December 11, 2015

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$ 89 Litigation In Stock

Course Information

Time 90 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Categories Litigation

Course Description

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.

 

Learning Objectives: 

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

Faculty

Saad Siddiqui

Westchester County Department of Law

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 Senior Assistant County Attorney with the Westchester County Department of Law.



Reviews

JJ
James J.

great course! a lot of great information!

JF
June B. F.

Excellent!

LC
Louis C.

It was well done and good to see a different perspective on cross.

RN
Richard N.

Great info!!!

BA
benjamin a.

very good very interesting really cares about imparting the material to the students

MS
Mindi S.

Definite must take

SH
Stephen H.

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.

JS
Joseph S.

Nice work

RR
R. Christopher R.

Love it.

DA
dean a.

convenient

NW
Nancy W.

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.

MP
Michele P.

He made it sound easy, but I know it is not!

AF
arthur f.

good course. good overview. lots of tips

KD
keith d.

Dovetails nicely with reinforcement with other class. Enjoyed it.

TR
tim r.

Very engaging speaker.

WS
William L S.

Very fundamental. Very general.

ME
Maudine E.

Good

JA
Jeremy A.

excellent CLE! Very good, practical tips you can incorporate and use right away.

JL
Julian L.

Good basics for beginning attorneys.

SP
Scott P.

Well done and informative

RK
Richard K.

great

SS
SHARON S.

Second class with Professor Saddiqui. Want to take more. I love his clarity and organization and no I am not related to him

CK
Clara K.

Very helpful presentation.

JM
JIM M.

Really enjoyed this presentation ...

CO
Chukwuka O.

good instruction

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