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.
This is a 4-week online course with an expected time commitment of approximately 9-11 hours per week. Participants will study online lecture content asynchronously and then prepare to attend LIVE small group breakout sessions with NCDC faculty coaches on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (with professional actors in the roles of witnesses). Demonstrations will take place at 3 PM on Fridays. During prep week, there will be five hours of online lectures to be reviewed at your convenience. After prep week, the breakdown of the expected time commitment for this course is as follows:
- Reviewing Online Lectures: 1-2 hours per week
- Preparation for Cross-Examination Exercises: 1-2 hours per week
- Participation in Small Group Breakout Sessions: 5.5 hours per week (1.5 hours on Mondays, and 2 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- Watching Faculty Demonstrations: 1 hour per week
Tuition to attend NCDC’s Online Cross-Examination Workshop is $1100.00
$950.00 for state public defenders.
All skill levels welcome.
Groups from the same office are limited to 8 people max.