The Cross-Examination of a Hostile Witness


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Witness testimony is perhaps one of the most unpredictable elements in any trial. The testimony from a hostile witness can be both unpredictable and risky, making the cross examination of a “cooperating” witness a treacherous, challenging adventure for even the most skilled practitioner. This CLE course will offer guidelines to master the art of an effective cross-examination of even the most hostile of witnesses, tools for structuring and conducting a cross-examination and various strategies for reducing the risk involved in embarking on the cross-examination of a hostile witness.

Ben Brafman is a FELLOW in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the recipient of the first ever Clarence Darrow award. Learn from the lawyer who NY Magazine voted the "best" criminal defense lawyer in NYC.

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