Cross Examination of Experts
I am privileged to have been asked to help organize and present a panel discussion involving cross examination of experts at the Canadian Bar Association’s 2011 Annual Professional Development Conference in Halifax.
I was honoured to be a part of a panel including Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy and Glen Anderson Q.C. Justice Kennedy and Mr. Anderson both provided interesting and insightful advice regarding cross examination.
A great deal has been written on the topic of cross examination in general and cross examination of experts in particular. Most authors and scholars refer to cross examination as an art. While I am far from an artist, I thought it might be helpful to post what I view to be some general principles of cross examination of experts.