May 8, 2020 – Preparing and Cross-Examining Witnesses

Sponsored by LawPay

Date: May 8, 2020
Time: 11 – 11:30 a.m. (Mountain Time)
Cost: FREE
Credit Approval: 0.5 CLE Credit including 0.5 Ethics Credit


LawPay’s Director of Education, Claude E. Ducloux, presents a 30-minute power point covering: When and why you need witnesses; Knowing your elements of proof for the claim or defense; Explaining the Witness’ Role – demeanor and presentation; The importance of credibility: body language, certainty and skill; Understanding your own case theory: Making your questions (and answers) comprehensible; Court choreography and use of exhibits; Witness preparation; Special skills of handling experts; and finally, Joe Jamail’s famous “TRAP” method of cross-examination.

Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since January 1, 2009, serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.


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