Assuming the trial judge gives you the freedom to move around the courtroom does it matter where and how you stand during direct and cross examination during direct examination many lawyers recommend standing near the far end of the jury box which forces the witness to look at the jury when answering is cross examination any different. Think about your opponents cross examination if there are bad facts that worry you consider revealing them yourself during your direct when the time comes for direct give the witness enough room in the way you develop the testimony that hell seem like a person not a robot the witness is the star during direct not the lawyer. All trial lawyers share one goal to win cases skillful direct examination bringing the testimony to life and hammering home the cases theme is one crucial key to doing just that keywords litigation trial practice direct examination federal rule of evidence 601 federal rule of evidence 602 trial preparation testimony witness. On direct examination you want the jurys focus to be on your witness he or she is furnishing information you want the jurors to hear on cross examination in contrast the jurys focus should be on you with the witness merely supplying a one or two word response. About trial procedure and tactics james a tanford this principle suggests that the first thirty seconds of each phase of your trial your opening statement each direct and cross examination and your closing argument is a critical point in which you should focus on something you especially want the jury to remember based on the
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