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The ABCs of Cross Examination

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Produced on February 23, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 15m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Litigation

Course Description

This presentation will teach the fundamentals of cross examination and will include a discussion of the goals of cross examination, such as what tools are available to help the lawyer tell his or her story through the opponent’s witness. Mr. Epstein, an Adjunct Professor teaching Trial Advocacy at Pace Law School for over 20 years and trying cases for nearly 30, will teach his own chapter method of cross examination and empower attorneys to maintain control of the opponent’s witness in court.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Acquire the fundamentals of cross examination
  2. Identify how to tell your story through the opponent’s witness
  3. Examine the chapter method of cross examination
  4. Gain confidence in the courtroom and learn how to main control of the opponent’s witness

This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2020 Bridge the Gap Event. 

Credit Information

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Steven Epstein

Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco LLP

Steven Epstein is a founding partner at Barket, Epstein and Kearon, LLP and is the partner in charge of the firm's DWI/Vehicular Crimes group. Mr. Epstein has more than 25 years of experience in the field of criminal defense.

Mr. Epstein is widely recognized as one of the foremost DWI attorneys in the country, specializing in representing clients accused of DWI, vehicular homicides and other criminal offenses. He is a nationally recognized and much sought after lecturer at continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys and is relied upon as the principal instructor for the Legal Aid Society of New York City in the area of DWI defense. He has also served as an adjunct professor of law at the Pace University School of Law since 1998 and the author of numerous published articles relating to trial techniques, legal challenges to scientific evidence, legal updates and other criminal and DWI defense related issues. 

Mr. Epstein was appointed by the United States Department of Justice as a peer reviewer for National Institute of Justice Grant applications to conduct research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets and use, and the effects of drug legalization and decriminalization on law enforcement, applicable to State, tribal and local jurisdictions.

Mr. Epstein successfully completed the NHTSA DWI/SFST practitioner course; a 24 hour course recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and has successfully completed coursework on the use and maintenance of breath testing devices.

Mr. Epstein proudly serves as a faculty member of the distinguished National College for DUI Defense.


Thomas M.

Excellent presentation, first rate.

Amy A.

Great classroom environment. Makes me miss school

Julie B.

entertaining guy

Melissa P.

Very good examples.

Daniel S.

Very entertaining and substantive.

Gabrielle P.

This was wonderful. And the hypothetical questions were very helpful.

Supply C.

This was educational and engaging. Presenter did a great job!

Taline S.

Very clear, practical and helpful.

Corinne D.

a very talented speaker!

Anne V.

Best course I have watched

Jonathan M.

Great course

Garrett E.

The instructor was well-prepared not only with respect to substance but laying out the material for an attorney with limited litigation experience.

Frederick K.

Excellent presenter and presentation!

Gerrit A.

one of the best, short, concise CLEs ive ever seen.


Very Informative

Bram Lieven E V.

Very interesting webinar

Mark E.

Good Teacher. Very engaging.

John C.

What a truly competent speaker. The presentation was captivating and informative. This should be a mandatory presentation at every law school!

Tim D.

The speaker was excellent, and I appreciate his recommendation for a book to read by McCarthy.

Lawrence G.

Truly one of the best presentations on cross!

LisaMarie C.

Excellent speaker!

William K.

Excellent speaker

Ewa N.

Effective faculty.

Gregory N.

Outstanding . Great practical tips

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Julie A. B.

Presentation shares the fundamentals of cross examination; discusses the goals of cross examination; and identifies tools available to help the lawyer tell his or her story through the opponent’s witness.

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