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Cross-Examining on a discovery transcript

The Format You likely won’t have read it in your evidence textbook in law school.  It is almost an unwritten law, in that the format is available by asking seasoned trial lawyers or at educational seminars.  You’ll be surprised how often, during your career, trial lawyers will not know the proper way to cross-examine on a transcript.  The result is usually embarrassment and being instructed by the trial judge on how to do it.  Don’t be that counsel. You have the transcript.  Hand a copy to the judge to follow along.  File a copy with the registrar, who will then…