Cross Examination

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Time
1 hour 49 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
2
Video Transcription
00:01
less than 9.4 is on probably the most nerve wracking part of being an expert cross examination.
00:08
In this video, we're going to discuss how to prepare for cross examination.
00:14
Cross examination is questioning by the opposing counsel.
00:17
It's typically going to be very much more confrontational.
00:21
It's going to be a lot more of yes, no questions or short questions that are meant Thio box you into a corner. Which is why it's really important
00:31
on cross examination that you listen to the question being asked
00:36
and that you make sure that you understand the question being asked
00:41
that you also it's really important. Vital that you Onley answer the question being asked
00:49
if the question being asked is,
00:51
Do you think so and so
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mhm.
00:56
Do you think or did you find evidence
01:00
that so and so
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waas
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behind the computer
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when this incident occurred?
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Your answer should be yes or no,
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not yes, and Or, uh,
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you shouldn't be giving mawr information. If the question is a yes, no question. Answer the yes, no question.
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You can always
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clarify the answer
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or say
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yes, but I need to clarify my answer
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and allow the court
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to give you the opportunity to test to answer the question.
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But you Onley want to answer the question being asked.
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You don't want to start answering it based on what you think. The question is asking. You wanna answer just the question being asked,
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which is important and it's important to clarify the questions if needed. If you're unsure of a question,
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clarify it before you answer it.
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In this video, we discussed how to prepare for cross examination.
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