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Cross Discipline: Building Cross-Examination Skills with Practical Improv Techniques presented by Roger Dodd | OnDemand

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Roger J. Dodd
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Cross Discipline: Building Cross-Examination Skills with Practical Improv Techniques

with Roger Dodd

Professional improv actor and teacher, Steve Hohman, and legendary author and trial lawyer, Roger J. Dodd, connect eh disciplines of cross-examination and improvisation. This engaging and innovative 90-minute video takes you through easy-to-follow strategies for the courtroom and introduces practical improvisational acting skills to help master Dodd's world famous cross-examination techniques. You'll learn easy-to-use exercises to practice outside the courtroom that directly apply to trial lawyers because, just like in improv, nothing in the courtroom is scripted.


  • Intro to cross-examination and improvisational acting: basic similarities
  • Leading questions and one-fact-at-a-time to build your narrative clearly
  • Storytelling from general to specific
  • General to specific takeaway and advanced rules of cross
  • The importance of word-selection, takeaway and spontaneous loop
  • "Yes, And" and "Spontaneous Loops" takeaway and active listening


Roger J. Dodd's Profile

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Roger J. Dodd has active offices in Park City, Utah (Dodd & Kuendig), Valdosta, Georgia (Dodd and Burnham), and Jacksonville, Florida (Spohrer and Dodd) where he practices trial work of all types. This includes personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and domestic relations. He has been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 20 years. He is one of a handful of lawyers nationally who are listed in Super Lawyers in more than one state simultaneously (Georgia, Florida and Mountain States (5). He was Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Practice for more than 20 years and was a Board Certified in Criminal Trial Practice for more than 20 years. He has been trying cases for 45 years. He acts as co-counsel all over the United States and in select foreign countries.
Roger Dodd also coaches individual lawyers in individual cases. For more information He has lectured and taught lawyers and judges in all 50 states, and multiple foreign countries. TV and legal credits include CourtTV, TruTV, CNN, ABC, CBS, and cable TV.