Via Res Ipsa Blog, Prof. Jim McElhaney shares his trial tips in a post titled Trial Tips: Outline the Answers, Not the Questions. Prof. McElhaney recently published an article in ABA Journal offering trial tips for young litigators:
Instead of writing out the questions you want to ask a witness, write down the general answers you are looking for. This will keep you from reading your questions, allowing you to frame more natural sounding questions during your examination of the witness.
Read the complete article here, and feel free to share with us the tips you found the most interesting and/or helpful.