Crafting a Winning Direct Examination: Practical Tips and Examples - Recording(.MP3)
Although filing proper evidence and meeting requirements of the law is clearly essential, most cases are won (or lost) based on the quality and persuasiveness of the direct examination. The ability to story-tell and consequently move the judge—and maybe even the DHS attorney—to find that your client is not only eligible, but also deserving of the sought-after relief, is the most important part of an individual hearing. The speakers on this intermediate session will provide practical tips and techniques to successfully prepare and execute a winning direct examination in immigration proceedings.
- Narrative and Storytelling
- Preparing Witnesses: Your Client, Supporting Witness, and Expert Witness Testimony
- Avoiding Leading Questions and Objections
- Showing Deference vs. Making Your Record (Despite DHS and/or the Judge)
- Challenges When Appearing Telephonically or via Webex: Should You Advise Not to Proceed?
- Using Stipulations to Narrow the Issues
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