Roger Dodd

Thursday, October 28th, 2021 // From 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Subject: Cross Examination

3 hr Case Analysis

Biography

A Board-Certified Specialist in both criminal and civil litigation for over 20 years, trial attorney and firm co-founder Roger Dodd has represented clients in legal matters since 1976. He has also been a lecturer, expert witness, and teacher in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Russia, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and various Caribbean locations. The majority of his practice focuses on serious/catastrophic injuries, truck accidents, medical malpractice, aviation accidents, and wrongful death. Roger is a frequent guest and commentator on television programs, including Court TV, Good Morning America, and Geraldo at Large. He has co-authored the three editions of the bestseller “Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques” and has created multiple resources for lawyers and students. He is one of a select group of attorneys to be included in the Super Lawyers® listings in multiple states. With Matt Dodd, Roger has published Cross-Examination for Depositions

Case Analysis Details

Overview of Cross-Examination

  • Basic principles
  • The Only Three Rules of Cross-Examination
  • Constructive and Destructive Cross-Examination

Structural Components of Cross Examination

  • How to stay Organized at Trial, at Depositions, and at On Line Depositions
  • How to cross the ‘I don’t Know’ witness at trial and at deposition
  • Sequences of chapters
  • Page preparation for Cross-Examination

Oratorical Devices

  • Loops for labeling
  • Double Loops (best for crossing experts)
  • Spontaneous Loops (cutting edge of cross-examination)
  • Over 20 Ways to Control Difficult witnesses

 

Friday Morning & Friday Afternoon

Roger Dodd, Matt Dodd, and Patricia Kuendig

Cross-Examination

Description:

  • Participants will cross-examine professional improv actors playing witnesses of characters from 6 different problems/exercises
    • Participants will exercise the concepts & principles from Dodd’s 3-hour lecture
    • A constructive critique is made by two experienced trial lawyers, and by the actor
    • Attendance is limited to 8

 

Saturday Morning & Saturday Afternoon

Roger Dodd

Cross-Examination

Description:

  • Participants will cross-examine professional improv actors playing witnesses of characters from 6 different problems/exercises
    • Participants will exercise the concepts & principles from Dodd’s 3-hour lecture
    • A constructive critique is made by two experienced trial lawyers, and by the actor
    • Attendance is limited to 8
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