Master of Cross Examination: Larry Pozner (San Diego)
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Master of Cross Examination: Larry Pozner (San Diego)

Due to the COVIS-19 situation, the Pozner program has been postponed, look for new dates in Fall 2020, coming soon.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/3/2020
When: Sunday, May 3, 2020
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cal Western School of Law
1270 S Winchester Blvd #127
San Diego 95128
United States
Contact: Tara Da Re

Online registration is available until: 4/17/2020
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Master of Cross Examination: Larry Pozner

Please join California Attorneys for Criminal Justice for a very special 6.0hr MCLE program devoted entirely to perfecting your understanding and practice of cross examination, by one of THE foremost authorities, Larry Pozner. Mr. Pozner has long been recognized as a preeminent expert in cross examination and is co-author of Cross Examination: Science and Techniques.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Check-in 9:00am - 9:30am
Seminar 9:30am - 5:00pm
Lunch (catered lunch included) 12:30pm - 1:30pm

California Western School of Law
225 Cedar St, San Diego, CA 92101

Travel Information

Amtrak train leaving Los Angeles Union Station at 6:05am
heading south on Saturday morning.
Arrives at Kettner Blvd (Santa Fe Station) in San Diego at 8:55am
The station is half a mile from the school.


Train leaves at 6:00pm heading north from the Greyhound station at 1313 National Avenue,
or at 6:43pm from Kettner Blvd (Santa Fe Station).

Currently tickets are approx $70 for round trip for coach
and $90 for RT Business class on
Attendees can also check to check train prices at various other sites.

Seminar Registration

Registration Deadline: Friday, Deadline April 17, 2020
CACJ Member Tuition: $190

CACJ Members with under 5 years in practice can use promo code PoznerNLD to save $25*
*Promo code must be used at the time of registration and cannot be retroactively applied or refunded

CACJ LIFE Members can use promo code LIFEPOZNER to receive this seminar as one of your 2 free CACJ seminars per year

Non-Member Tuition: $290, includes a year of CACJ Membership*
*Cannot have been a current member within the last 3 years to receive the free membership year

Syllabus Materials

A digital syllabus will be emailed to all pre- registered attendees after Friday, April 17, 2020.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Refunds, less a $30 processing fee, will be sent only for those cancellations received by Friday April 17, 2020. NO REFUNDS WILL BE SENT FOR CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED AFTER April 17, 2020. It is possible, however, to substitute one person for another. Please email with your cancellation notice.


About the Speaker:

Larry began his career as a public defender—and continues his high profile criminal defense work as a private practitioner. In 1998, he was elected president of the 10,000 member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Larry’s colleagues in the legal profession value his courtroom skills and experience—and flock to attend his presentations. He has traveled to 48 states (as well as Canada and Puerto Rico) to deliver more than 400 lectures on subjects relating to trial skills, and has served on the faculty of several trial practice institutes. For the last seven years, he and partner Dan Reilly have been invited to address judges attending the annual Colorado Judicial Conference. Their annual presentation deals with some unusual aspect of trial evidence ranging from courtroom demonstrative aids to electronic evidence.



I. Principles of advanced cross-examination:
• Why cross is more helpful than direct
• Building our cases around cross
• Making our theory dominate our opponent’s theory
• Creating witness anxiety to compel honesty

II. The Only 3 Rules of Cross
Using the Power of Leading Questions

• Forming questions to achieve control
• Training witnesses to say yes
• Keeping the cross about our best facts
• Allowing jurors to see our points

Controlling Witnesses One Fact at a Time
• Shaping jurors perceptions of the facts
• Putting facts into persuasive order
• Painting pictures that channel deliberations
• The science of sentence construction

Creating Goal Oriented Questioning Sequences
• Winning our cases with their witnesses
• Encouraging truthful responses
• Sequences that block escape
• Using logic to drive our desired inferences

III. The Chapter Method of Cross-Examination
• Breaking cases into understandable parts
• Putting facts into our best context
• Recognizing events valuable for cross-examination
• How chapter method derails the opponent’s presentation

IV. Page Preparation of Cross-Examination
• Scripting our cross by chapter
• Keying in exhibits and foundations
• Keeping track of direct exam
• Preparation for instant impeachment

V. Cross Examination Presentation System
• Topic charts
• Sequence of events charts
• Witness Statement Charts


VI. Sequences of Cross-Examination
• Placing chapters into persuasive order
• Keeping dishonest witnesses off balance
• Value based impeachment
• Diminishing risk in difficult chapters

VII. Controlling the Runaway Witness
• 20 methods of controlling the combative witness
• Psychological principles that establish witness control
• Punishing the non-responsive answer
• Taking advantage of the too-talkative witness

Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques

Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques, Third Edition is an extensive revision and reorganization of Pozner and Dodd’s classic work, written to meet the needs of today’s trial attorneys. Pozner and Dodd’s signature techniques and methodologies, which have brought them acclaim as the nation’s leading experts on cross-examination, are illustrated with numerous new examples added specifically for the Third Edition. The authors provide their best-ever coverage of the “chapter method” of cross-examination with additional excerpts to illustrate various trial scenarios. New content also includes Chapter 6 on Cross Preparation Systems: Sourcing the Facts, giving you the tools to immediately inform a witness, and the court, what electronic or paper document you are using and exactly where in the document is the material upon which you are questioning.

by Larry Pozner (Author), Roger J. Dodd (Author)
Publisher: LexisNexis
Retail price $309