Art and War of Cross and Direct Examination *** 50% OFF

Legal Area:        Litigation Criminal Civil Appellate Personal Injury Trial
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $35.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        05/31/2019
Information:        ONLY $17
Code: SAVE50

** available at any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through date referenced above **, together with the Houston Bar Association (HBA), are pleased to present a special online CLE program in the area of litigation and trial skills. This seminar will share secrets for delivering perfect cross and direct examinations in every type of trial. You will learn simple techniques-- including the "control method" and the "Wyoming method"-- that will transform the way you approach cross and direct examination and give you new confidence for litigating all of your cases. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3) presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on December 18, 2015. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session.

Some of the subjects to be discussed during this course include:

Cross-Examination Lessons

Get Organized: Chapter Method

  • The Interrogation
  • Method Tip 1. Choose Outline or Script
  • Method Tip 2. Chronologically or Not
  • Method Tip 3. The Cork

  • How to Ask Questions

  • "Preview" Chapter
  • "Questions" Rules
  • Three Key Principles: Lead! Lead! Lead!

  • Control Witness & Speak for Witness

  • Tips to Control Evasive Witness
  • Keeping Witness on A Short Leash
  • The Texas Two Step
  • Witness "Ping Pong"

  • Cross Examination - "Wyoming Method"
  • Principles (B-E-T-R)

  • Direct Examination - Traditional Method

  • Structure Components
  • Preparation Tips & Strategy
  • Looping Questions

  • Direct Examination - 5 Principles of the "Wyoming Method"

    The speaker for this course is Grant Scheiner, who is an attorney with the firm of Scheiner Law Group, P.C. in Houston. Trial Attorney Grant Scheiner is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Scheiner ranks among the top criminal defense lawyers in Texas, possessing an extensive background in trial skills, technology, science and police tactics, including training as a Practitioner and Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, as well as completion of Drug Recognition and Gas Chromatography (laboratory blood testing) courses. In an increasingly complex legal environment, only a trained criminal law practitioner can spot errors in police and laboratory procedure, which can easily make the difference between winning or losing your case in court. Mr. Scheiner is listed as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been named as a "Texas Super Lawyer" (Thomson Reuters publication) in the categories of Criminal Law, DWI defense, and Federal White Collar defense every year since 2009. A more extensive biography for Mr. Scheiner may be found at his firm's website.


    This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
    These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.

    In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA, or as an "Approved Jurisdiction", such as TENNESSEE. Please check with the Tennessee State Bar for accreditation information.

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