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Designing your Questions to Get the Answer You Want

Designing your Questions to Get the Answer You Want

As an advocate, particularly in a courtroom setting, it is important to think out in advance the answer you want to hear and then design your questions to present a view toward obtaining that desired answer. photo credit: Taylor.McBride™ Ultimately, you are seeking an answer that favors your position. And a big part of your […]

The Danger of Asking Leading Questions

The Danger of Asking Leading Questions

As an advocate in court, you want to be careful about putting words in the mouth of your witness, also known as asking leading questions. While it can be difficult to steer away from asking leading questions, think of this rule as “do not put words into the mouths of your witness.” What exactly is […]