Trial Advocacy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454849584
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy conveys a clear understanding of the trial process, how lawyers think, and the strategies and techniques of trial persuasion. Updated throughout, the timely Third Edition provides checklists in each chapter as a useful teaching aid. Topical coverage has been expanded to include discussion of Internet interference during trial and the use of focus groups, trial simulations, and technology in trial preparation. A leader in the field, Trial Advocacy offers: a thorough and lucid overview of the trial process balanced coverage of practice and theory informative discussion of how trial lawyers think and act how litigators use state-of-the-art technology trial persuasion strategies and techniques a thoughtful look at the ethical and legal boundaries of trial advocacy More of what's new in the Third Edition: new coverage of bench-trial advocacy a comprehensive treatment of courtroom evidence how to satisfy the judge's expectations of counsel

Pretrial Advocacy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454881070
Format: PDF, ePub
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Pretrial Advocay: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy, Fifth Edition provides an excellent conceptual and practical foundation for pretrial litigation for both teachers and students. Pretrial Advocay covers both criminal and civil pretrial practice, with a focus on federal and state litigation. Professional responsibilty and civility are emphasized through the text. Checklists of skills, techniques, and ethics, which appear in each chapter, as well as 79 assignments, designed for student role-play performances, allow for greater student comprehension. Features New complete password-protected website (aspenadvocacybooks.com) containing: Streaming videos 79 assignments for role-play skills performances, such as drafting pleadings and taking and defending a deposition Drafting demand letters and mediation briefs with a step-by-step explanation of how to draft effective demand letters and mediation bries with examples Pleadings Chapter newly revised and enhanced Up-to-date Rules changes are incorporated

Modern Trial Advocacy Analysis and Practice Fifth Edition

Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1601565070
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Modern Trial Advocacy presents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills. This book offers a sophisticated theory-driven approach to advocacy training that distinguishes it from other books in the field. In addition to the valuable sections on uses of theory, theme, and story frame; the persuasive value of inferences and cognitive theory; and discussion of witness "credibility variables," explaining how to bolster or undermine testimony. The Fifth Edition 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. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Trial Advocacy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 9780735507357
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Companion publication to Trial advocacy: planning, analysis, and strategy. 3rd ed. c2011.

Law and Irresponsibility

Author: Scott Veitch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134107560
Format: PDF
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Law is widely assumed to provide contemporary society with its most important means of organizing responsibility. Across a broad range of areas of social life – from the activities of states and citizens, to work, business and private relationships – it is understood that legal regulation plays a crucial role in defining and limiting responsibilities. But Law and Irresponsibility pursues the opposite view: it explores how law organizes irresponsibility. With a particular focus on large-scale harms – including extensive human rights violations, forms of colonialism, and environmental or nuclear devastation – this book analyzes the ways in which law legitimates human suffering by demonstrating how legal institutions operate as much to deflect responsibility for harms suffered as to acknowledge them. Drawing on a series of case studies, it shows not only how law facilitates the dispersal and disavowal of responsibility, but how it does so in consistent and patterned ways. Irresponsibility is organized, and its organization is traced here to the legal forms, and the social and political conditions, that sustain ‘our’ complicity in human suffering. This innovative and interdisciplinary book provides a radical challenge to conventional thinking about law and legal institutions. It will be of considerable interest to those working in law, political and legal theory, sociology and moral philosophy.

Modern Trial Advocacy Law School Edition Fourth Edition

Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1601565747
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

How Leading Lawyers Think

Author: Randall Kiser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642204845
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this book, 78 leading attorneys in California and New York describe how they evaluate, negotiate and resolve litigation cases. Selected for their demonstrated skill in predicting trial outcomes and knowing when cases should be settled or taken to trial, these attorneys identify the key factors in case evaluation and share successful strategies in pre-trial discovery, negotiation, mediation, and trials. Integrating law and psychology, the book shows how skilled attorneys mentally frame cases, understand jurors’ perspectives, develop persuasive themes and arguments and achieve exceptional results for clients.

Case Preparation and Presentation A Guide for Arbitration Advocates and Arbitrators

Author: Jay E. Grenig
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1937518191
Format: PDF
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A Publication of the American Arbitration Association and the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Cornell University Arbitration advocates uniformly place great emphasis on case preparation. Case Preparation and Presentation: A Guide for Arbitration Advocates and Arbitrators can be used to help prepare parties and their advocates in a wide range of arbitration cases including labor, employment and commercial arbitrations and will provide lawyers and non-lawyers alike with the focus and direction to maximize their chances of obtaining a good result in arbitration. In this book readers will find coverage on the following topics: • Developing a case theory and case theme • Commencing the arbitration process • Selecting an arbitrator and scheduling the hearing • Evaluating and presenting evidence • Preparing for the arbitration hearing • Conducting the arbitration hearing • Making and responding to objections • Examination and cross-examination of witnesses

Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice

Author: Paul J. Zwier
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781601565136
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book presents a strategic planning and integrated systematic approach to negotiation. This approach, as presented by Thomas F. Guernsey and Paul J. Zwier, claims both adversarial and problem-solving strategies have distinct advantages and that lawyers need to combine styles and strategies to achieve the best results for their clients.The book provides attorneys with an outline to plan and implement effective negotiating techniques. Guernsey and Zwier use up-to-date situations throughout the book to demonstrate how understanding negotiation theory and practice can help lawyers teach their clients to make better strategic use of negotiation. It breaks the counseling process into stages and shows what information the client needs in order to make an informed decision.The approach Guernsey and Zwier describe also serves as an organizational tool allowing attorneys to simplify a complex process sufficiently to view it as a whole. Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice describes four stages of negotiation:Icebreaking and Setting the AgendaInformation BargainingExchange, andCrisis and OutcomeThe book then focuses on the planning and strategic decision making process involved when negotiating in an international setting. In an increasingly global marketplace, it is vital that lawyer negotiators understand the role that cultural differences play in conducting negotiations. According to Guernsey and Zwier, your ability to implement your client's ends will often depend on the lawyer's ability to anticipate these differences and choose the right approach for the right setting.The authors examine multiparty negotiations and using a mediator to reach the client's goals. Guernsey and Zwier claim that one of the most important factors in choosing a mediator is the mediator's reputation for being prepared and invested in the process. The book concludes by focusing on the rules of professional responsibility.

Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice 3rd Edition Includes May 2012 Cumulative Supplement

Author: Robert R. Barton
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1578232619
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice is a trial advocacy book designed for Texas practitioners. It discusses the fundamental techniques and methodologies of effectively preparing and presenting a case in accordance with the Texas Rules of Evidence and Texas civil and criminal procedure. While Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice is intended principally to serve as a tool for beginning practitioners, experienced trial lawyers are likely to find many key insights and suggestions that will increase their effectiveness as a result of Judge Barton’s multifaceted perspective as Judge, Prosecutor, Professor and Trial Lawyer. The Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice is comprehensive in that it covers trial preparation, making and responding to objections, jury selection, making an opening statement, conducting direct and cross-examination, impeaching and rehabilitating witnesses, offering and opposing exhibits, direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, the court’s charge to the jury, and closing arguments. As is true of a good trial lawyer, Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice is brief and simple. Its coverage of the subjects of trial practice is succinct, direct and clear, and focuses on the fundamentals that are essential to being an effective trial lawyer. Each chapter contains cross-references to other chapters to enable the reader to perceive the progression of a trial and integrate its various parts into a coherent whole. At the end of each chapter is an extensive bibliography to relevant parts of leading treatises on trial advocacy. In sum, the Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice is a valuable resource for both the novice and the seasoned veteran trail lawyer alike.