The overriding issue when any witness testifies—in a mediation, deposition, pre-trial hearing, or at trial—is his or her credibility. Your effectiveness and success are grounded in your ability to expertly defend your witnesses’ credibility or to effectively attack your adversary’s. In essence, the success of your practice hinges on two simple questions:
What do I ask? and When do I ask it?
A generation of American lawyers was trained by the ultimate master advocate, the incomparable Professor Irving Younger. His astounding wit, charm, skill, experience, and intellect set the standard for excellence in the courtroom and in CLE seminars. Younger’s legend lives on, as Professor Steve Easton brings a fresh and contemporary approach to Younger’s time-honored classic that has served as an essential foundation for real-world practice.
Easton rises to the task of revisiting Younger’s classic Credibility & Cross-Examination—including The 10 Commandments of Cross-Examination. Incorporating video clips from Younger’s masterpiece presentation, Easton takes a fresh look at the philosophy, psychology, and physiology of credibility. He analyzes modern tools for preparing a witness to be credible and reflects on the skills that every lawyer must master to expose an adversary’s lack of credibility.
For 30 years, Younger’s grace and style set an unparalleled standard for excellence in the effective practice of law in the United States. Easton’s contemporary update of Younger’s magnificent work brings fresh relevance and perspective to one of the fundamental building blocks in effective advocacy. Easton will help you reconcile the rules of evidence law and the modern considerations of the craft of advocacy. This fast-paced, media-rich program will both entertain and provide invaluable, practical tips to benefit every practicing lawyer—regardless of age, gender, experience, or practice area. Professors Younger and Easton focus on cutting-edge relevant information that will provide a meaningful and memorable boost to your practice.
Final Arguments Attacking Witness Credibility• Fact Witnesses• Experts
The Truth About Ethics and the Ethics About Truth
6.0 professional practice and 1.0 ethics credits
Warranties for Seminars and Publications
NJSBA and NJICLE products are created by attorneys, doctors, dignitaries and other legal experts who volunteer their efforts to serve as lecturers and authors. We do not warrant the accuracy, reliability or currentness of the information contained in our programs (both live and electronic), handbooks and publications.