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Art of Cross-Examination

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In "Art of Cross-Examination," Francis Wellman provides a thorough and insightful guide on the art of questioning witnesses in a courtroom setting. Wellman draws on his extensive experience as a trial lawyer to offer practical advice and strategic tips for successful cross-examination.

The book covers a wide range of topics, from developing a line of questioning to responding to unexpected answers. Wellman emphasizes the importance of preparation and provides readers with valuable techniques for impeaching witnesses and eliciting crucial information.

One of the key strengths of "Art of Cross-Examination" is its clarity and accessibility. Wellman breaks down complex legal concepts into easily digestible pieces, making the book useful for novice and seasoned attorneys alike.

Overall, "Art of Cross-Examination" is a must-read for anyone involved in trial advocacy. Wellman's wealth of knowledge and experience shines through, making this book an invaluable resource for mastering the art of cross-examination.

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A classic text on cross-examination of witnesses, including many examples of techniques used in celebrated cases by such notable attorneys as Abraham Lincoln and future Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo. Wellman sprinkles the text liberally with background facts and explanations of the cases and just plain gossip about the participants. Useful listening for anyone who occasionally feels the need to dig a bit deeper for the truth in any conversation. - Summary by Joanne Turner

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