© D.L. Crumbley
Cross Examination Tactics (more)
Do not speak to people outside courtroom while waiting and during breaks.
Turn off your cell phone or pager before entering the court.
Do not wear emblems.
Avoid humor, but laugh at judge’s humor.
Keep your hands on top of the table, not hidden.
Be sure your attorney questions you in detail about your qualifications in order to impress the judge/jurors. Do not allow the other side to stipulate you as an expert.
Dress neatly and conservatively.
Arrive on time at the court house (have multiple reminders).
When taking the oath as a witness, say loudly, “I do.”
Be sincere and respectful.