Cross-Examination: Science & Techniques

This book, by Larry Pozner and Roger Dodd, was the first law-book that I bought after I graduated law school.  It’s a bit pricey (particularly on a public defender salary, which is what I had at the time), but it is worth every penny.

Pozner and Dodd not only break down and analyze the basics of cross-examination, they lay out an entire system of trial preparation based on cross-examination.  This book is the foundation for cross-examination skills, from basic to advanced, and it is still a resource that I return to on a regular basis.  I don’t use everything in the book, and I’ve un-learned some of what I learned from the book, but it is still at the top of my list of trial practice books.  There are a thousand books out there on cross-examination – this one is the real deal, or at least it resonated with me.

2 Responses to “Cross-Examination: Science & Techniques

  • Amen. I also picked up Win Your Case as you advised. Have not started it yet, but will let you know how awesome it is once I’m done.

  • Glad to hear that. It’s the most important book on trial practice that I’ve read so far.

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