Introduction to Impeachment – Primary Attorney Strategies and Tactic
Lesson Purpose: To present the primary strategies and tactics utilized by defense attorneys during cross examination to present their theory of the case through impeachment of the witness.
Training Objectives: At the end of this block of instruction, the student
will be able to achieve the following objectives:
- Become acquainted with the strategies used for
impeachment during cross examination and
recognize the tactic used to implement those
strategies when they arise.
- Understand how a defense attorney prepares
their cross examination with certain strategies in
mind and utilizes those which further their theory
of the case.
- Grasp the significance and impact their
professional and personal background,
experiences, attitudes and relationships have
upon their cross-examination experience.
Hours: 90 Minutes
Instructional Method: Lecture/Scenario based questions.
Materials Required: Pen/Pencil, Student Handout, Student Lesson Plan