BASIC ROLE OF A TRIAL LAWYER•To see to it that he wins his case, not by fair or foul means, but to convince the court of the validity of your client’s cause of action, supported by evidence, and that your client is right and that he deserves the favorable judgement and reliefs you are praying for.
OFFER OR PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE•Starts with Direct Examination of witness (examination in chief)•State the:•Purpose of the offer of evidence;•Purpose for which the evidence is presented
REALITY CHECK•Where a case is decided on the basis of the evidence duly presented and admitted by the court, a case is won or lost depending on how well or badly you conduct the direct examination
POINTERS TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE INTERVIEW•Remember: you will first learn about the other evidence that you will have to present during the direct examination from your client.
POINTERS TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE INTERVIEW1. INTERVIEW OF CLIENT AND WITNESSES•