Author: William Hart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2006-07-18
Litigation and Trial Practice for the Legal Assistant, sixth edition provides comprehensive coverage of the civil litigation practice for paralegals. This thoroughly revised text covers the litigation process from the pre suit investigation to the appeal. The text provides detailed information on how to assist the attorney at each phase as well as why each step is important to the clients success. Important topics such as litigation principles, lawyer and client relationship and ethics, gathering evidence, depositions, preparation for a civil trial, structure of a civil trial, judgments, appeals, and more are discussed in detail. A case study feature appears throughout the book and provides valuable opportunities for students to learn the practical, real life application of the concepts presented. The book also provides samples of the documents a litigation paralegal will most often be required to prepare. From the complaint and answer, to responses, to written discovery, to simple motions, this resource provides samples that a paralegal can readily adapt to real situations. Other special features of the text include chapter summaries that provide a quick overview of each topic, but with sufficient detail to really help the reader to understand the big picture of each chapter; and highlighted key terminology unique to litigation. A complete resource for the paralegal student, this book will also serve as a reference legal assistants can keep in their library for years to come. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Peter D. Polchinski
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing
Release Date: 2012-01
An invaluable guide for the trial attorney. To win at trial, you must present your case clearly, simply, persuasively, and fairly, while you undermine your adversary's case in the same manner. Achieving excellence in trial advocacy is a lifelong pursuit. Nevertheless, trial skills and a basic understanding of this art can be learned, beginning with this book. Short and persuasive, this book wastes no words. You'll discover how to select a favorable jury, prepare your witnesses, deliver powerful opening statements, conduct an effective direct examination, cross-examine any witness, introduce exhibits, impeach their witnesses, control consulting experts, and win the case on summation. Elements of Trial Practice, Second Edition will become your essential, instant-access reference for trial. This new edition includes expansions, revisions and updates. Armed with its many valuable techniques, you will approach trial practice with new enthusiasm and confidence.
Author: Ronald L. Carlson
Publisher: West Group
Release Date: 2002
Contains Strategic Litigation Planning and Jury Selection; Opening StatementExercise in Res Ipsa Loquitur; Objections Which Make Strategic or Tactical Sense; Putting the Witness' Honesty and Intelligence on Display; Making Factual Assertions Under the Guise of Asking Questions; Using the Theory and Theme to Bracket Your Case and Using the Opposing Witnesses to Support Your Theory and Theme; Direct Examination of Expert WitnessesPresenting Your Opinion Testimony Impressively But Clearly; Cross-Examination of Expert WitnessesDemystifying Opposing Experts; Instructions ConferenceObtaining Judicial Imprimatur on Your Theory and Theme; Closing ArgumentUsing the Theory and Theme to Answer the "Why" Questions; Trial Motions.
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
Release Date: 2011
Most attorneys know the education received in law school is only a small portion of the knowledge that is needed, and needed as quickly as possible. This book is a compilation of articles from the ABA Section of Litigation, chosen by young practicing lawyers, that seeks to guide young litigators in their first days, months, and years in the practice of law. The articles are divided into three key areas: rainmaking; writing; and trial practice.
• How do attorneys and paralegals assess a case? • How much is a case worth and how do I know? • What are some differences between the pre-suit phase of a case and the litigation portion of a case? • What task comes next in the litigation process? • Can you tell me about some real-life experiences of a paralegal in a trial practice? • What really happens to get a case ready for trial? The answers to these questions, in-depth and straight from inside the profession, are here! Follow two cases, from intake to trial, through the entire civil process and gain a broad-based, big-picture understanding of the work involved as a paralegal in a trial practice. From the author of Behind the Bar-Inside the Paralegal Profession, this second book in the innovative and popular Behind the Bar series adopts the same readable, novel-like style and is sure to teach paralegals how to assess and work on any civil case—from intake to trial.
Author: James W. McElhaney
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2005
"Trial Notebook" offers hundreds of techniques and tactics for every stage of a trial's progress in spare, lively, memorable prose. Users get strategies grounded in actual courtroom experience that will improve the effectiveness of their advocacy.
Author: Numerous Family Law Specialists
Release Date: 1991
This is the only publication available that helps prepare you for every phase of matrimonial & family law pre-trial practice & court proceedings. You get in-depth coverage of procedural & evidentiary rules--with practical "how to" guidance that helps you apply those rules in court. Whether you're a specialist or a general practitioner, your work will go faster with clearly written analyses, practice points, convenient checklists, & more than 200 sample court-tested forms. 3 Volumes
Author: James W. McElhaney
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Business & Economics
This guide provides the reader with clear, ready-to-use techniques that will make them a better trial lawyer and sharpen their understanding of the basics. serves as a resource for questioning and selecting a jury.