Demonstrative Cross-Examination of an Officer
Larry Taylor

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"[Unmiked student speaking]"

You’re not talking about that to a jury and that would not work for the judge in a free trial suppression motion.

"[Unmiked student speaking]"

Actually, I find that Jurors wake up during cross exams of cops. This is where they have been watching on television. A direct exam, ok, what happens next, what happens next, what happens next? _________. There are two things that they perk up: When a defense attorney and a cop go at it and when your client takes the stand, ok. And so I don’t really find it, a, ah and I ah for whatever reason I may, ah, I manage to find plenty of conflict in that 8 –10 hours and that keeps them interested. I don’t find it to be a problem.

"[Unmiked student speaking]"

That’s in Alaska?

"[Unmiked student speaking]"

We don’t have anything like that in California. But, ah, nor has any federal, nor any federal cases kept, but then again, we don’t always recognize any federal cases in California.

"[Unmiked student speaking]"

Yeah, I believe that. The ah, well, it’s the time, the perfect timing, Thank you very much.

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This is the modern architecture of Austin Paul and I noticed in the front on the south side, there was an inscription. Chiseled in stone. "And thou shall teach them ordinances and laws. And thou shall show them the way ___________the walk and the work they must do." And on the east and west side of Austin Hall, are the Coats of Arms of Harvard University with a single word "Verifax," "Verifax." It was still said about four years ago - we met in Chicago, both lawyers, with a common idea, common dream. And we wanted to form a national organization and we wanted to achieve excellence in this newly developing special thing. To carry the law where they claim be__________. And our idea of achieving that excellence was to primary do education and the centerpiece of that education was to be an annual seminar. We didn’t want to call it a seminar because it wasn’t just going to be a seminar; it was going to be more than just an opportunity to learn from the very top people we could find in the field. We also wanted it to be an experience. We wanted you to be able to come, realize that you were not alone, to become emotional charged, go back to where you can fight again and to know that you are a part of a very special Fraternity. We chose Harvard Law School because we thought it would epitomize what we are trying to do. The first some of you that were at the first summer session, we called it the "Summer Session ________ Seminar," know that it was a success. There were glitches, there was busses that got lost, there was air condition and heat that kicked out. We had plenty of problems. Break out rooms that got locked, but it was a success. The second summer session for those of you that came, was even better. It was a success. But this clearly was the best. And I think the reason why it was best that we had; the primary reason is one person. It’s his leadership, his efforts and I can guarantee you the umpteenth time he devoted to this summer session time that began at the end of the last summer session, for the past year, time was devoted by the leadership shown by Doug Cowen. Now I would like to at this time present to Doug to not count only as a ____ honored and nationally respected peer, but ---------------