Articles From Zoe Brumfield-Meyers

Direct examination of adverse witnesses: Use of leading questions in state and federal courts By Zoe Brumfield-Meyers & Brian LaCien Tort Law, March 2018 Current Illinois law lags behind the federal approach to calling witnesses adversely and allowing leading questions on direct examination. As the federal law has expanded to include witnesses “identified with an adverse party,” including close friends, and former and current employees, Illinois still restricts this practice to as “the officers, directors, managing agents or foreman of any party.”

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