--- trial practice / trial
--- course production date: 1/1/2018
--- presented by MICHAEL J. DEBLIS III

The main purposes of cross-examination are to elicit favorable facts from the witness, or to impeach the credibility of the testifying witness to lessen the weight of unfavorable testimony. Cross-examination frequently produces critical evidence in trials, especially if a witness contradicts previous testimony.

In this CLE course, seasoned trial attorney Michael DeBlis III, provides you with a comprehensive review of the rules for conducting a cross-examination.

Key course points are:
• Control witnesses by setting the tempo, tone, and content of their responses.
• Review impeachment in cross-examination.
• Use primacy and recency in cross-examination.
• Gain insight into how to use your voice and tone to support your cross.
• Preventing a Runaway Witness.

--- presented by MICHAEL J. DEBLIS III

Michael J. DeBlis, III, Esq., specializes in assisting U.S. persons come into compliance with their U.S. international reporting obligations, including shepherding them through the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) and the Streamlined Procedures. In this capacity, he performs daily risk assessments and guide U.S. expats through the labyrinth of foreign asset reporting requirements that has come to be known as the U.S. outbound international taxation regime. He also maintains a vibrant criminal defense practice, defending clients who are charged with crimes in both state and federal court.

As a trial lawyer in the Monmouth County region of the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Michael DeBlis represented indigent clients who were charged with indictable crimes. He has tried numerous felony cases including serious street crimes and white-collar crimes. He has represented clients from arrest through trial, sentencing, and appeal.

Admitted in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and the U.S. Tax Court.