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This book made me a better lawyer. Both the tactics and the cross examination ...
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2018
This book made me a better lawyer. Both the tactics and the cross examination dialogue are spot on. I caught only one error -- most modern courts have dispensed with the "You can't cross examine your own witness" rule. Also, Royce, the defense attorney, should have figured out how to signal to Roman the the silent witness could not testify, perhaps by loudly demanding her sequestration. Otherwise, the courtroom recreation was brilliant. The twisty ending was fine as well, although I would have liked a little more insight into the defendant. The weakest part of the book was the explanation of how the jury would have come out. A junior's statement to the press is one thing. His actions in the jury room are another. Overall, though, an excellent book. I urge all aspiring and practicing trial lawyers to read it.