examination of witness

examination of witness

interrogation of witnesses. In court proceedings the examination in chief is the interrogation in the first instance by the counsel calling the witness. Cross-examination by opposing counsel follows. Then follows the re-examination; this is further examination by counsel on whose side he is giving evidence on points arising out of the cross-examination.
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When conducting an examination of witness there are three "U's" lawyers must remember and seek to perfect--make the testimony of your witnesses understandable, unimpeachable, and unforgettable.
The Glasgow MSP said the final straw had come during cross examination of witness Anne Colvin on Thursday when the grandmother was falsely accused of credit card fraud.
JIGISHA Ghosh's murder trial begun on Thursday with the examination of witness J.

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