fleebaileyI was thrilled this week to interview two giants of the courtroom, F. Lee Bailey and his former law partner, Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Kenneth J. Fishman, about their new book, Excellence in Cross Examination, published by Thomson Reuters, in which the two share their insights and lessons on how to excel in cross-examination.

The book covers the essential skills a lawyer needs to be effective as a cross-examiner and then illustrates those lessons with annotated transcripts from actual trials, including Bailey’s cross of the coroner in the Sam Sheppard case and Roy Black’s examination of the key witness in the William Kennedy Smith trial.

In our Lawyer2Lawyer interview, Bailey and Fishman are frank and forthright about how lawyers can excel in the courtroom and why so many do not.

Read more about the interview and listen to it at the Legal Talk Network, or just click on the link below.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.