Many readers come to this weblog searching for information about cross-examination. So here's some more: "The Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination," by Timothy Pratt. It's written by a defense attorney from Shook, Hardy & Bacon and resides on the website of The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. It begins like this:
Much has been written about the “art” of cross-examination. Not all of it, though, involves art. Some of it involves natural talent, but most of it involves hard work. In truth, three factors combine to create this “artistic” success -- personality, presence and persuasion. These traits are often manifest in the ability to think and react quickly. But something else is involved as well -- something that trial lawyers often hold in short capacity. That something is humility, and the ability to know when to quit. The art of cross-examination involves all of these traits, and more than a little luck.
Among other things, the author suggests that the preparation for an expert's cross-examination should include a close reading of the expert's website, if any. I concur that this will often turn up all kinds of good things to use against the expert.