But these media rarely feature the great direct examinations of all times, let alone a redirect examination.
When a direct or redirect examination is performed effectively, it has a comfortable, conversational tone.
The general purpose of redirect examination is to clear up confusion and explain new matters brought out on cross.
The scope and extent of redirect examination is within the sound discretion of the trial court.
The most common mistake attorneys make is to conduct redirect examination on too many topics to try and clear up all the points raised on cross.
Here are 10 factors to consider before conducting a redirect examination.
Finally, the proponent must weigh the value of the evidence and be prepared to have the publication used to rehabilitate the expert witness on redirect examination.
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Such responses can mitigate the impact of admitting a lack of knowledge, and also can alert the appraiser's attorney to return to this subject for amplification in the redirect examination following cross.
Sometimes the appraiser and attorney do not have the chance to confer before redirect examination, and the attorney may have to launch immediately into redirect without a break.
This is a hedge to allow the witness an opportunity to remember the answer later, perhaps on redirect examination, and not be locked into a position that is adverse to his or her testimony.
If cross-examination does damage the CPA's testimony, redirect examination by the client's attorney may help.
It's fine to confess ignorance of a particular publication on cross-examination if the CPA on redirect examination can cite other pertinent publications that were used.
Recross-examination: The other attorney's opportunity to discredit testimony given in redirect examination.
The initial direct and cross-examinations usually are sufficient, but a request for redirect examination can spur a series of follow-ups.