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  • Description

    Even the most practiced attorney can be undone by damaging testimony. That risk is particularly prevalent when faced with the examination of a hostile witness. But there is an art to the cross examination of hostile witnesses, and attorneys would do well to learn it. This CLE course, for seasoned attorneys and novices alike, will offer strategies for structuring and conducting the cross examination of hostile witnesses and for significantly reducing the risk of adverse testimony during cross.

  • Instructor Bio

    Benjamin Brafman

    Benjamin Brafman is the principal of Brafman & Associates, P.C. law firm located in Manhattan. Mr. Brafman’s firm specializes in criminal law with an emphasis on White Collar criminal defense.

    Mr. Brafman, a former Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, has been in private practice since 1980. Mr. Brafman is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and was selected by New York Magazine as the “Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York.” He is also the recipient of the “first” ever Clarence Darrow Award for Distinguished Practitioner by the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    Mr. Brafman has represented a wide range of high-profile celebrities, business leaders, lawyers and professionals in major criminal cases throughout the country including most recently the NY Giants superstar Plaxico Burress and former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.