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Attacking Adverse Witness's "I Don't Remember" & "I Don't Know" (Webcast)
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To every adverse witness, the answers that represent the Scylla and Charybdis of cross-examination – the risk-laden answers that the adverse witness must dodge whenever possible – are the damning admission and the vulnerable-to-impeachment denial. To accomplish that dodge, the adverse witness, perhaps at the unethical urging and design of his attorney, most usually employs the stratagem of responding to cross-examiner’s “yes/ no” questions with dishonest “maybe” answers: the “I don't remember".

1/20/2016 to 1/21/2016
When: Wednesday, January 20 & Thursday, January 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


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MCLE Accreditation
Part 1 - Nebraska MCLE Activity #115726. 2.0 CLE hours. (Distance learning credit)
Part 2 - Nebraska MCLE Activity #115756. 2.0 CLE hours. (Distance learning credit)

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Attacking Adverse Witness's "I don't remember" & "I don't know"- BOTH PARTS 1 & 2 (January 20th & January 21st)
$240 - Regular registration
$180 - NSBA dues-paying member (25% discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)

Wednesday, January 20th - Part 1

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Session #1

  • Deposition logic & Whack!
  • Making deponent pick a chair: "Yes," "No," or "Maybe"
  • Lawyers coaching the deceitful "maybe"
  • Two tests of critical listening skills
  • Why "I don't remember" is the all-time, toughest answer to successfully attack as a deception

11:00 - 11:10 a.m. Break

11:10 - 12:10 p.m. Session #2

(May go a bit longer than 12:10)

  • Attacking the "I don't remember" that seeks to reserve a bad surprise for trial
    • Deposition admonitions
    • Disabling memory-triggers
    • Looping deponent's memory limits
    • Making a speech to the jury
    • The get-outta-deposition card

12:10 (approx.) - 12:30 p.m.

  • Exciting Q&A! (Alas, there's no official CLE for this segment)


Thursday, January 21st - Part 2

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Session #3

  • The Rosetta Stone line of questioning to attack the deceitful "I don't remember" re information helpful to cross-examiner
    • Typical cross-examiner's cardinal blunder
    • Dramatically define deponent's relationship to "X"
    • Dramatically define deponent's purported memory limits

11:00 - 11:10 a.m. Break

11:10 - 12:10 p.m. Session #4

(May go a bit longer than 12:10)

  • Attacking the deceitful "I do remember" the harmful-to cross-examiner information
    • A proposed axiom
    • A memory test
    • A famous witness's remarkable "I do remember"
    • Keeping score re witness's variable ability to remember
  • Attacking the deceitful "I don't know"
    • The multiple meanings of "I don't know"
    • Applying the Rosetta Stone line of questioning
    • The invalid "I don't know"

12:10 (approx.) - 12:30 p.m.

  • More exciting optional Q&A!



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