Art and War of Cross and Direct Examination

Legal Area:        Criminal Civil Appellate Litigation Personal Injury Juvenile
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        05/31/2021
Information:        LAST CHANCE

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **, together with the Houston Bar Association (HBA), are pleased to present a special online CLE program in the area of litigation and trial skills. This seminar will share secrets for delivering perfect cross and direct examinations in every type of trial. You will learn simple techniques-- including the "control method" and the "Wyoming method"-- that will transform the way you approach cross and direct examination and give you new confidence for litigating all of your cases. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3) presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on December 18, 2015.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Cross-Examination Lessons

  • Get Organized: Chapter Method

  • The Interrogation
    Method Tip 1. Choose Outline or Script
    Method Tip 2. Chronologically or Not
    Method Tip 3. The Cork

  • How to Ask Questions

  • "Preview" Chapter
    "Questions" Rules
    Three Key Principles: Lead! Lead! Lead!

  • Control Witness and Speak for Witness

  • Tips to Control Evasive Witness
    Keeping Witness on A Short Leash
    The Texas Two Step
    Witness "Ping Pong"

  • Cross Examination - "Wyoming Method"

  • Principles (B-E-T-R)

  • Direct Examination - Traditional Method

  • Structure Components
    Preparation Tips & Strategy
    Looping Questions

  • Direct Examination - 5 Principles of the "Wyoming Method"

Grant Scheiner, an attorney with the firm of Scheiner Law Group, P.C. in Houston. Trial Attorney Grant Scheiner is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Scheiner ranks among the top criminal defense lawyers in Texas, possessing an extensive background in trial skills, technology, science and police tactics, including training as a Practitioner and Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, as well as completion of Drug Recognition and Gas Chromatography (laboratory blood testing) courses. In an increasingly complex legal environment, only a trained criminal law practitioner can spot errors in police and laboratory procedure, which can easily make the difference between winning or losing your case in court. Mr. Scheiner is listed as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been named as a "Texas Super Lawyer" (Thomson Reuters publication) in the categories of Criminal Law, DWI defense, and Federal White Collar defense every year since 2009. More information may be found at his firm's website.

Texas Board of Legal Specialization Areas:

Credit Hrs     Area
   1.50           Criminal Law
   1.50           Criminal Appellate
   1.50           Juvenile Law


This course is approved for credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238) and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648). In addition, regular CLE credits for this course may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA. (PLEASE NOTE: This course DOES include attendance verification for attorneys licensed in states which require it, such as New York & Tennessee). Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation information.

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