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How To Make Cross-Examination An “Open Book Exam” at Trial and at Depositions (In-person or Online), Part 2 of the Four-part “Cross-Examination In Three Venues” Series

Total Credits: 1.5 including 1.5 General

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General |  Professionalism |  Trial Practice
Roger J. Dodd, Esq.
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In a series of four 90-minute webinars, Roger Dodd presents a completely integrated cross-examination system taught via learnable concrete principles. In each webinar Roger illustrates key principles and techniques of cross-examination to implement at trial and at depositions (in-person or online). His examples are based on dozens of real-life examples. Even if you don’t take the whole series, you will immediately be able to put to use important cross examination skills that Roger shares.

In this webinar (Part 2 of the series), organizational form of ‘Chapters’ keeps the cross-examiner organized and on point, at trial and in depositions (in-person or online). Each Chapter teaches the jury an important visual fact, places the fact into context, and ties it to other important facts in the case. Once you are organized, your comfort level increases.  Thoughtful word selection tied to our narrative causes Chapters to be more robust and impactful. Words matter. Word selection becomes more focused. You will increase your comfort level, through being organized on how you keep your notes for cross-examination.  Cross becomes a well-organized open book exam.

  • Word Selection
  • Chapters
  • How to Deal with Objections
  • Page Preparation



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Roger J. Dodd has active offices in Park City, Utah (Dodd & Kuendig), Valdosta, Georgia (Dodd and Burnham), and Jacksonville, Florida (Spohrer and Dodd) where he practices trial work of all types. This includes personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and domestic relations. He has been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 20 years. He is one of a handful of lawyers nationally who are listed in Super Lawyers in more than one state simultaneously (Georgia, Florida and Mountain States (5). He was Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Practice for more than 20 years and was a Board Certified in Criminal Trial Practice for more than 20 years. He acts as co-counsel all over the United States and in select foreign countries.

He also coaches individual lawyers in individual cases.

He has lectured and taught lawyers and judges in all 50 states, and multiple foreign countries. TV and legal credits include CourtTV, TruTV, CNN, ABC, CBS, and cable TV.

For more information on Dodd's individualized lawyer coaching, see

For more information on Dodd's intensive Trial Skills Clinics, see

Download Roger Dodd's full CV here.



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 54


Kathryn J - Portland, Oregon

"Open and closed chapters with sources available "

John O - Boston, Massachusetts

"expand cross"

J H - Walpole, Maine

"Chapter flow: General to specific Chapter size: One fact, one page"

Regan S - Portland, Maine

"The idea of setting up cross-exam testimony in chapters."

Arianna E - Kennebunk, Maine

"The tips for organizing chapters within the trial binder."

Douglas H - Newport, Oregon

"Chapter theory"

Amanda F - South Portland, Maine

"charting out my cross"

Chris R - Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Simple one-point questions."

Bradley K - Portland, Oregon


Bruce W - Augusta, Maine