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I have received emails and direct inquiries about trial advocacy issues addressed in my blog.  Should you have a question, please feel free to post it in this section and I will answer it as promptly as possible or through my Twitter account: @cookie2414  

My firm’s website is located at http//www.yoshalaw.com and you can reach me through this site as well.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Richard Cook

  1. I would like permission to reprint your article “Trial Organization Tips” in our Paralegal Association newsletter. I am the newsletter editor for The Paralegal Press published by the Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association.

  2. rafael ramirez

    Whether or not a defendant in an alleged attempted child molestation case can depose the 10 year old alleged victim outside the presence of her mother who claims to be an eye witness to the alleged crime, and in which the mother instructed the alleged juvenile victim to call the police and file a police report of the alleged crime.

    What say you?

    • Rule 615 states “At a party’s request, the court must order witnesses excluded so that they cannot hear other witnesses’ testimony.” Unless, the mother is “person whose presence a party shows to be essential to presenting the (State’s) claim” it would seem she could be excluded by submitting a motion to exclude her from the Courtroom.

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