Monday, April 30, 2007

Conrad Black Trial Continues

Conrad Black's trial continued today.  For some updates on the trial of the former head of Hollinger International, check out MacLeans here.  Richard Siklos of the NYTimes reports on a contentious cross-examination that occurred today.  It sounds like a common cross-examination scenario may have played out --  what could the witness actually remember, was her memory faulty, and could she be relied upon for statements made in direct examination. One item to note from the article is that defense counsel was placing paragraphs of interest on a screen in the courtroom.  It is clearly becoming more and more popular in white collar cases to see the use of graphics in the courtroom.  Courtroom technology is clearly an important part of presenting a technical white collar case.

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