In their Trial Advocacy column, Ben Rubinowitz, a partner at Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz, and Evan Torgan, a member of Torgan & Cooper, write: While many lawyers expect to have their own witnesses provide testimony on direct examination consistent with the preparation undertaken prior to trial, anxiety can cause a carefully laid out examination to go awry. The trial lawyer who is more focused on the notes on his legal pad than the answers being given in court is not providing a service to his client.
Focusing on the Witness' Answers and Asking Follow-Up Questions
New York Law Journal
February 22, 2013
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