Cross Examination of a Witness

TitleCross Examination of a Witness
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsLaw , professional responsibility
AbstractYou are the attorney for the defense in a case in which your client has been accused of a robbery. Your case hangs on a single witness, an elderly woman who is slightly nervous and wears glasses. She testifies that she saw your client at the scene of the crime. If you destroy her reliability through cross-examination designed to show that she is easily confused and has poor eyesight, you may be able to win the case. Should you destroy the elderly woman's testimony, which you believe to be true, in your cross examination of her?
NotesCase from the 1994 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
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