Learning the art of cross examination was a tough lesson today. But I was being trained by one of the best legal minds, a Federal Appellate Judge from the 7th Circuit. I also learned I have a very bad, bad habit. Because I have done only juvenile court issues to this point, I have been able to lead away on direct exam------BAD, BAD, BAD! And lazy. And against the rules of evidence. But it's permitted in juvie court, not because the evidence rules are out the door, but because no one objects.
I also was reminded how beautiful manners are in a man. This judge is 83 years young. A big flirt, and has wonderful manners. Held doors for me, pulled out a seat for me, and was just cute in this old world, courteous fashion. *Sigh* Where have the manners gone in this world? Which made me think that maybe we as women do not require this anymore? So, I am demanding this! LOL.
Seriously, starting to get tired from the long days, but I can feel how useful this experience is. Repeating the same exercise is useful because you learn, and adjust each time.