Roy Lee Comer’s Guides

Roy Lee Comer

Newport Beach Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Three Keys to Persuasive Direct Examination

    Written by attorney Roy Comer, over 3 years ago.

    THREE KEYS TO PERSUASIVE DIRECT EXAMINATION[1] Roy L. Comer, Esq. 1. ASK NON-LEADING QUESTIONS Evidence Code Section 764: "A 'leading question' is a question that suggests to the witness the answer that the examining party desires." Evidence Cod Section 767(a) "Except under s...

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  2. Three Goals for Successful Voir Dire

    Written by attorney Roy Comer, over 3 years ago.

    THREE GOALS OF SUCCESSFUL VOIR DIRE[1] Roy L. Comer, Esq. 1. ASK OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS The primary purpose of voir dire is to select a fair and impartial jury. Code of Civil Procedure Section 222. To do so, and permit counsel to exercise peremptory challenges, questioning by the ...

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  3. Four Keys to a Successful Closing Argument

    Written by attorney Roy Comer, over 3 years ago.

    FOUR KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSING ARGUMENT[1] Roy L. Comer, Esq. 1. ARM THE JURORS WITH LAW AND FACTS Some people say that the jurors have already made up their minds by the time closing argument arrives. Therefore, if you havent already argued your case through the jury selecti...

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  4. Five Methods of Cross Examination: CLIPS

    Written by attorney Roy Comer, over 3 years ago.

    FIVE METHODS OF CROSS-EXAMINATION: CLIPS[1] Roy L. Comer, Esq. Every witness can be cross-examined on one or more of the following areas: Credibility, Lack of knowledge, Implausible statements, Prior inconsistent statement, or Supports your case. The first letters of these five ...

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  5. Three Myths of Cross Examination

    Written by attorney Roy Comer, over 3 years ago.

    THREE MYTHS OF CROSS EXAMINATION[1] Roy L. Comer, Esq. 1. YOU WILL ANNIHILATE YOUR OPPONENT Hollywood and television have seduced us into believing well be able to demolish witnesses on the stand like Perry Mason during the arraignment so his client never had to go to trial. Or,...

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  6. Credibility Builders for Lawyers

    Written by attorney Roy Comer, over 3 years ago.

    Credibility Builders For Lawyers Roy L. Comer, Esq. POSTURE 1. Maintain direct eye contact with your witness, during both the question-asking and the answer. The only exception is (perhaps) during cross examination, when you dont really care what the witness says. 2. When seated...

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  7. Credibility Builders for Lawyers

    Written by attorney Roy Comer, over 3 years ago.

    Credibility Builders For Lawyers Roy L. Comer, Esq. POSTURE 1. Maintain direct eye contact with your witness, during both the question-asking and the answer. The only exception is (perhaps) during cross examination, when you dont really care what the witness says. 2. When seated...

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  8. Six Qualities of Great Trial Lawyers

    Written by attorney Roy Comer, over 3 years ago.

    SIX QUALITIES OF GREAT TRIAL LAWYERS[1] Roy L. Comer, Esq. 1. YOUR OWN STYLE You are unique. Theres no one exactly like you. You have, through time and experience, developed your own particular success strategythe things that you do to make your way in the world. Nonetheless, wh...

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  9. How to Prepare for Your Defense Medical Examination (Part Two)

    Written by attorney Roy Comer, almost 5 years ago.

    Remember Why You're There Remember that the defendant’s insurance company has hired this doctor to examine you. If your case is not settled, this doctor will be testifying against you. Therefore, be

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  10. How to Prepare for Your Defense Medical Examination (Part One)

    Written by attorney Roy Comer, almost 5 years ago.

    Your Lawyer's Response Your lawyer has probably sent a formal response to the defendant’s demand and California law governs the examination. You are required to cooperate in the examination, but you

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