James Foord

Lawyer & Trial Practice Instructor

Tips for Cross Examination: Lessons to be Learned from the Anatomy of a Hopeless Trial

All of your preparation and sleepless nights have come down to this moment.  It’s just you and the witness – you know everything about what they have to say, you’re laser focused – but really, anything can happen.  An effective cross-examination can seem daunting but to do it well you only need to know 10 simple rules.  In this session, three seasoned cross-examiners will teach you these rules that you can use to cross-examine and witness in any legal discipline.

About James Foord

James Foord is the the Prinicipal partner at Edelsoon Foord Law in Ottawa.  His practice is primarily focused on criminal trials and appeals.  James is a regular instructed at the University of Ottawa trial advocacy program.  He is a past president of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa and a former Trustee of the County of Carleton Law Association.