When using a prior statement or prior testimony to impeach a witness it is imperative that you've fully read and studied the prior matter and bookmarked the spots that appear to be ripe for cross-examination. I like to use "stickies" or "yellow notes" that I've written on the ed...
Over the last 36 years as an attorney on Long Island, New York, many people have asked me how to find a good lawyer in one particular field or another. Since I've had a lot of experience in a number of areas of law, I've always been able to suggest the right lawyer for the right...
DON'T BE INTIMIDATED Don't worry. A court case is not the end of the world. You can and will get through it. A law suit is merely a dispute between two or more people or entities that can't be reso
WHERE DO I GO? HOW DO I GET THERE? In Nassau County, Long Island, New York, the Supreme Court is located at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola which is in the middle of Nassau County. The builidng si
THE SET-UP INVITATION Many people over the last five or more years have gotten emails from other continents, especially Africa, informing them that the writer has a father or relative who left them a
NOW COMES THE HOOK! Once they have you agree to assist them by running their estate through your name or by telling you that you are a long lost beneficiary, they will arrange to send you a check. T
THE BANK HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR A CHECK THEY TOLD YOU HAD CLEARED Here's the real controversial part of this Guide. I've had this type of case and the bank that "cleared" the check did so prematu
REALITY SETS IN Now you're left with no money left in your bank account and no way to communicate with the internet scammers and the bank wants the rest of the money that's missing - and they want it
WHY ME? HOW COULD THIS HAVE HAPPENED? When you finally finish with this entire episode in your life, you will say to yourself that you can't understand how this all happened to you. What did I do t
Perhaps the best way to impeach a witness is to catch him/her in a lie and one of the best ways to tell if someone is lying is to see if they are consistent when they tell the same story repeatedly. I always point out to juries that people who tell the truth don't have to try ve...