Trial Advocacy Basics

Author: W. Dent Gitchel,Molly Townes O'Brien

Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy

ISBN: 9781556819650

Category: Trial practice

Page: 257

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Basic Trial Advocacy

Author: Peter L. Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932056969

Category: Law

Page: 386

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Standard text on trying cases to judges and juries. Covers case planning, opening statements, direct and cross examination, demonstratives and exhibits, expert testimony, closings, trial lawyer ethics and more!

Modern Trial Advocacy: Law School Edition, Fourth Edition

Author: Steven Lubet

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1601565747

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Fourth Edition of Modern Trial Advocacy: Law School Edition presents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills. Dedicated to the law student, the book contains a "Trial Basics" chapter, which discusses what happens in a trial and the role the advocate plays. The Law School Edition has checklists that guide students in their performance. This edition also includes: • a brand new chapter on using electronic visuals and technology in the courtroom; and • new enhanced video content—top NITA faculty demonstrate the core techniques discussed in the book so you can observe and learn these skills in a new way. NITA's best-selling text, Modern Trial Advocacy, has set the standard for trial advocacy texts since 1993. All of NITA's renowned full trial programs use the text, as do prominent law schools nationwide. The authors guide the beginning advocate from developing a winning case theory through all phases of trial, explaining how to present a case as a story, and how to tell the story to the jury powerfully and persuasively.

Winning at Trial

Author: D. Shane Read

Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy

ISBN: 9781601560018

Category: Trial practice

Page: 425

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Problems in Trial Advocacy

Author: Donald H. Beskind,Anthony J. Bocchino

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1601567324

Category: Law

Page: 413

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​Problems in Trial Advocacy, 2017 Edition, provides the subject matter for realistic courtroom simulations, and many of the problems are based on actual trials—both civil and criminal. Hands-on problems cover opening statements, direct and cross examination of lay and expert witnesses, introduction of exhibits, witness impeachment, and closing arguments. Many popular NITA problems and fact patterns are included and have been updated with current date references and many new and enhanced exhibits. These concise exercises give students the opportunity to learn quickly without having to memorize a full case file of facts. A trial advocacy classic.

Mock Trials

Author: Steven Lubet,Jill Koster

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1632813130

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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A mock trial may officially begin with opening statements, but experienced competitors know that the dialogue between counsel and the court beforehand can make or break their chances of prevailing. In this new edition of Mock Trials, the authors have added an entire new chapter ("Pretrial Matters") to explain the questions students should ask before a mock trial begins and why the answers to those questions are important. Just as in an actual trial, pre-trial matters do matter in mock trials because they can affect nearly every aspect of case preparation and presentation. First published in 2000, Mock Trials has become the leading textbook used by students and coaches to prepare for mock trial competitions. The Second Edition improves upon the first by providing students and coaches at every level with a complete step-by-step guide to preparing, presenting and winning a mock trial. Diagrams, charts and summaries, as well as sample fact scenarios, colloquies and arguments, are used to explain complicated concepts simply in an easy-to-follow and interesting manner. This textbook is specifically designed for use by pre-law and law students, but the legal and stylistic techniques it teaches remain applicable throughout lawyers' careers. For high school and undergraduate students competing in mock trials or considering a career in law, Mock Trials gives a solid overview of the conduct of a trial from start to finish. It's also perfect for mock trial coaches to use as a how-to guide. Topics addressed in this edition of Mock Trials include: • Understanding the law and how trials work • Organizing your trial binder • Discerning the material admissible facts and outlining your case • Devising a compelling theme and theory and telling a memorable story • Communicating effectively both verbally and nonverbally • Tailoring your presentation to bench trials versus jury trials • Getting the most mileage out of pretrial dialogue with the court • Understanding the rules of evidence and procedure • Planning out your direct and cross examinations • Laying foundations to admit all types of evidence • Making and responding to evidentiary objections • Drawing the sting and impeaching witnesses on bad facts • Examining and challenging experts effectively • Giving compelling opening statements and closing arguments

Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy

Author: James A. Gardner

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 032717708X

Category: Law

Page: 188

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Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy is a full-featured guide designed primarily for law students in research, writing, analysis and trial advocacy classes and moot court programs. Inside you'll find detailed explanations of how lawyers construct legal arguments and practical guidelines to the process of molding the raw materials of litigation - cases, statutes, testimony, documents, common sense - into instruments of persuasive advocacy. You'll also find writing guidelines that show you how to present a well-constructed legal argument in writing in a way that legal decision makers will find persuasive. The centerpiece of this indispensable work is its syllogism-based step-by-step method, designed to walk the advocate through the process of crafting a winning argument. Intuitive organization presents the material in five parts: • Part I sets out a general methodology for constructing legal arguments. • Part II focuses more closely on the construction of persuasive, well-grounded legal premises, and covers the effective integration of legal doctrine and evidence into the argument's structure. • Part III shows how to put the method to work by giving two detailed examples of the construction of complete legal arguments from scratch. • Part IV provides a detailed protocol for reducing well-constructed legal arguments to written form, along with a concrete illustration of that process. It also provides concrete advice on how to recognize and avoid a host of common mistakes in the written presentation of legal arguments. • Part V moves from the basics into more advanced techniques of persuasive legal argument, including rhetorical tactics like framing and emphasis, how to respond to arguments, maintaining professionalism in advocacy, and the ethical limits of argument.

Pretrial

Author: Thomas A. Mauet

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860073

Category: Law

Page: 528

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This clear and concise book organizes pretrial planning into a series of steps students can easily master. The book s methodology includes providing students sample documentation for each stage of the civil case. Expanded discussion on use of internet for fact investigations New material on liens on settlements Coverage of new Supreme Court cases and the general notice requirements for claims

On the Jury Trial

Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy

Author: Thomas M. Melsheimer,Craig Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574417371

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Two outstanding Texas trial lawyers--one now an equally respected district judge--have written On the Jury Trial, a "must have" reference for any trial lawyer aspiring to excellence or seeking to maintain it. Topics include voir dire, opening statement, preparing witnesses, cross examination, using exhibits, closing argument, jury research, and more, with excellent examples and "do's and don'ts" provided throughout. Think of this book as the senior law partner's memo to associates on how to really try a case. Looking for fly-on-the-wall insight into world-class trial preparation and strategy? Here it is. A behind-the-scenes tour of the inner workings of the judicial process? This book has you covered. Its combination of advice, illustration, and commentary is every bit as valuable as it is unique. Every litigator should have this book on the shelf, no matter the state in which they practice.

Trying Your First Case

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: Nash Long

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627227339

Category: Law

Page: 260

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Trying Your First Case is important not just for the individual lawyer, but for the justice system as a whole. The rationale for our adversarial system of justice that truth is more reliably determined by the clash of opposing viewpoints presupposes a basic level of competency between advocates. For the system to produce the best results, the players must play their roles well. Trying Your First Case gives lawyers both young and experienced, a "playbook" to use in preparing a case for trial. This "how-to" guide provides exceptional guidance and practical advice for lawyers preparing for their first trial, as well as attorneys who have tried numerous cases. Detailed examples offer insights on how to persuade jurors, prepare efficiently, and present evidence and arguments in a compelling manner. Topics examined include: Importance of an Effective Trial Theme Jury Instructions Opening Statements Cross-Examination Dealing with Expert Witnesses Closing Arguments Post-Trial Proceedings"

David Ball on Damages

The Essential Update : a Plaintiff's Attorney's Guide to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

Author: David A. Ball

Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy

ISBN: 9781556819407

Category: Damages

Page: 403

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Modern Trial Advocacy: Law School Edition, Fourth Edition

Author: Steven Lubet

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1601565747

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9394

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The Fourth Edition of Modern Trial Advocacy: Law School Edition presents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills. Dedicated to the law student, the book contains a "Trial Basics" chapter, which discusses what happens in a trial and the role the advocate plays. The Law School Edition has checklists that guide students in their performance. This edition also includes: • a brand new chapter on using electronic visuals and technology in the courtroom; and • new enhanced video content—top NITA faculty demonstrate the core techniques discussed in the book so you can observe and learn these skills in a new way. NITA's best-selling text, Modern Trial Advocacy, has set the standard for trial advocacy texts since 1993. All of NITA's renowned full trial programs use the text, as do prominent law schools nationwide. The authors guide the beginning advocate from developing a winning case theory through all phases of trial, explaining how to present a case as a story, and how to tell the story to the jury powerfully and persuasively.

Trial Fundamentals

A Concise Handbook on the Basics of Courtroom Evidence, Procedure & Tactics

Author: Mark S. Curry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781533285058

Category:

Page: 282

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Trial Fundamentals is a concise and practical handbook setting forth the nuts and bolts of trying a (non-criminal) case before a jury or the court. It covers not only basic trial procedure and the rules of evidence commonly used in the courtroom, but also explains basic strategies and trial skills necessary to try a case, such as tips on how to select a jury, how to effectively cross-examine and impeach a witness, and strategies for making a persuasive closing argument. Using California's rules of evidence and procedure for reference, the handbook follows the natural progression of a trial from the motions in limine through jury deliberation, and everything in between. Written by a Superior Court judge in California with more than 30 years of courtroom experience, the handbook includes explanation and commentary on the following areas: * In limine motions* Jury selection* Opening statements* Direct examination* Cross-examination* Witness impeachment* Witness rehabilitation* Expert witnesses* Hearsay* Character evidence* Courtroom evidence* Trial objections* Closing argument* Deliberations In addition, the handbook contains numerous "trial tips," practical real-world suggestions by the author concerning courtroom presentation and trial etiquette, not found in other more formal trial treatises. Because a substantial portion of the handbook is devoted to basic trial skills and strategies, and because California's rules of evidence mirror, or are very similar to, many other jurisdictions, the handbook is also useful to practitioners outside California. The handbook is meant to set forth the basic fundamentals of a trial, both procedural and practical, in a concise, and easy-to-follow format. It is an excellent refresher for experienced trial counsel and a good learning resource for the less-experienced and law students learning the trade. For the fundamentals of a criminal trial see Criminal Trial Handbook, also published by the author.

Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals

Author: Marlene A. Maerowitz,Thomas A. Mauet

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145488780X

Category: Law

Page: 560

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Based on the widely popular text, Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals focuses on the rules in California, specifically, and the role of the paralegal in litigation. From the moment a client walks into the office, through trial and post-judgment (as well as settlements and alternative forms of resoluion), respected authors Maerowitz and Mauet cover the gamut of California litigation for paralegals with their signature approach.

Effective Appellate Advocacy

Author: Frederick Bernays Wiener,Christopher T. Lutz,William Pannill

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590312346

Category: Law

Page: 269

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How can you best persuade an appellate court to decide a case in your favor? This book is packed with useful examples and clever ancedotes that will sharpen your presentation and argument skills for use at the state, federal and Supreme Court level.