ABA Mass Torts Newsletter
There are four crucial tips for a junior attorney examining his or her first witness at trial. One must know the rules, both evidentiary and procedural. Stick to the basics of questioning at trial and the examination will go more smoothly. Something unexpected always happens at trial. Being organized and prepared allows an attorney to deal with those surprises much easier. Finally, think about the trier of fact in every question asked or statement made. Relentlessly search out the opportunity to take a witness at trial. When that opportunity arises, follow these four simple tips to make sure to do the best at trial.
David A. Grenardo, Four Critical Tips for Taking Your First Witness, 8 ABA Mass Torts Newsletter 3 (2010).