Cross Examination Workshop


January 12- January 15, 2023

Washington, DC

“I previously fought in court, as a competitor, never wanting to lose, and that drive remains, but it has changed.  Now I fight as a soldier.  I fight on the front lines, as I always have, against mistreatment, abuse, and all that is done in the name of justice, in violation of so many rights.  But now I know what I am fighting for.  Never have I felt such a connection to my clients.”


For decades, NCDC has presented weekend workshops that teach NCDC’s trial-tested cross-examination techniques. And in 2023 we are happy to report that it is back and in person!

In this three day workshop, you will perform cross-examination exercises in breakout sessions coached by NCDC’s amazing faculty with professional actors playing the roles of true-to-life witnesses.

All skill levels welcome. Each participant is assigned to a breakout group according to experience and scheduling preferences. Groups are limited to a maximum of eight from any one office. 

Workshop Content

Workshop topics include the three rules of cross-examination, witness control techniques, theory of the case, theory of the witness, chaptering strategies, headlining and transitions, impeachment, crossing incentivized witnesses, exposing biases and more.

Program Fees

Tuition to attend  NCDC’s Cross-Examination Workshop is $900.00.
Accommodations: $149 per night at the Dupont Circle Royal Sonesta.