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Trial Advocacy Research Guide: Examination of Witnesses

This guide provides information about and links to the most popular and most cited sources for trial advocacy. Topics include opening/closing arguments, pre-trial procedure, trial evidence, examination of witnesses, and jury selection.

About Examination of Witnesses

The following titles relate to the examination and cross examination of lay and expert witnesses.  This list is not exhaustive.  For a complete listing, access the library catalog, and search for the subject headings Examination of Witnesses - United States  and Cross Examination - United States, and Evidence, Expert - United States.

This page includes sections on:


Witness Preparation

Direct Examination and Examination in General

The following texts cover direct examination and examination of witnesses in general.

Cross Examination

Expert Witnesses

Subject Guide