Cross-examining a witness who has made a contradictory statement on the witness stand from what he said in a written statement that you have is far better than sex. It lasts longer. There's nothing like it
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 6, 2008
A new blog showcases the weirdest, funniest, and most poignant words of wisdom from some of Chicago's greatest trial lawyers. Every day for thirty days, the Your Witness for 30 Days blog (http://yourwitness.wordpress.com) will feature a quote from the new book Your Witness: Lessons on Cross-Examination and Life from Great Chicago Trial Lawyers (edited by Steven F. Molo and James R. Figliulo). The snippets include bizarre courtroom testimony, advice on how to conduct a successful cross, and descriptions of some of the most brazen attorneys in the arena. At times, these real-life tales of courtroom drama sound more like episodes of Law & Order.
The first such quote was contributed by R. Eugene Pincham, one of Chicago's great courtroom advocates. "Cross-examining a witness who has made a contradictory statement on the witness stand from what he said in a written statement that you have is far better than sex. It lasts longer. There's nothing like it," he declares.
The blog will update daily from now until August 30. Lawyers, aspiring law students, and lovers of all things legal drama are invited to comment on the material with their own views. For those who find themselves drawn to the thought-provoking quotes, the Your Witness book is in stores now. United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has said of its contributors, "Having been in a courtroom with many of the contributors to Your Witness, I can assure readers that it would be wise to pay careful attention to what they have to say."