Trial Prep in Immigration Court: Direct and Cross Examination

Trial Prep in Immigration Court: Direct and Cross Examination

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Recording Date 06/02/17
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 61 min.
Format MP3
SKU POD2017-06B

Trial preparation for immigration court hearings requires extensive planning. The testimonies of your client and witnesses are crucial opportunities to present your client’s story to the immigration judge. This podcast is aimed at both new and experienced practitioners. Our speakers will provide tips on preparing your client and witnesses for direct and cross examination, and handling issues that may arise during testimony.

Featured Topics

  • Preparing Your Client and Other Witnesses for Testimony: Finding Your Client’s Story, Addressing Weaknesses, Choosing a Theme, and Using Outlines
  • Direct Examination: Avoiding Leading Questions and Addressing Other Common DHS Objections
  • Connecting Testimony to Corroborating Evidence and Using Exhibits During Testimony
  • Cross Examination, Listening, Objections, and Re-Direct Examination
  • Dealing with Surprises During the Evidentiary Hearing


This product contains digital goods. All digital goods (MP3, PDF, ZIP. Etc.) are available for downloading from your digital library for two years from the date of purchase. This product is available in electronic format ONLY; no print copies are offered.

CLE credit is available in most jurisdictions for this podcast. Please view the CLE status sheet and webCLE instructions for more details.

Rekha Sharma-Crawford (DL), AILA Federal Court Litigation Section Steering Committee Vice Chair, Kansas City, MO

Andrea Saenz, Brooklyn, NY

Rebeca Sanchez-Roig, Miami, FL

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