Litigation and Trial Practice

Author: William Hart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781418016890
Release Date: 2006-07-18
Genre: Law

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.

Litigation and Trial Practice for the Legal Assistant

Author: Roderick D. Blanchard
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766827070
Release Date: 2000-12-19
Genre: Law

This is the definitive civil litigation book for paralegals. It covers all phases of litigation from the initial client conference to enforcement of judgments. The authors objective is to make paralegals full members of the litigation team, so they understand what is happening and why. Paralegals should feel as though they are contributors, not merely assisting. Therefore, the emphasis is on judicial procedures and rules of law, not generic law office procedures. The book explains important concepts such as jurisdiction, legal duty, cause of action, proximate cause and damages. It explains how an action is commenced and prosecuted, including pleadings, motions, pretrial conferences and trials. It brings together important subjects such as investigation, discovery, and experts. It explains how attorneys go about preparing for trial beginning with development of a legal theory, conducting legal analysis of claims and defenses, and developing trial strategies. Special attention is given to federal and state courts rules of civil procedure, so paralegals can understand and apply them. As chapters unfold, the book gives readers the opportunity to apply their new knowledge to various aspects of a hypothetical case. This book will also serve as a reference work which most paralegals will keep in their libraries for years to come.

Litigation in Practice

Author: Curtis Karnow
ISBN: 1946074047
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Genre: Law

Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow's Litigation in Practice provides invaluable tips, court room strategies and helpful insights of the trial process, with a no-nonsense writing style, offering "courtroom do's and don'ts" that every new trial lawyer and student needs in understanding that "law is what happens in the courtroom." Other sections provide advanced practical guidance for settlement, case management, using case precedent, and expert testimony.

The Young Litigator

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1616329858
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

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.

Courtroom Psychology and Trial Advocacy

Author: Richard Waites
Publisher: Auburn House/Greenwood
ISBN: 0970597096
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

An invaluable resource for experienced trial attorneys, inexperienced trial attorneys looking to advance to the next level of trial practice, and corporate counsel who handle litigation, thisbook looks at the role courtroom psychology plays in modern trial practice. It covers the essentials of trial practice, including jury selection, opening and closing statements, and questioning witnesses, as well as the key aspects of arbitration hearings and mediations. But what makes this book different from basic trial advocacy primers is its attention to the results of decades of scientific research relating to courtroom psychology(or persuasion psychology). This area concerns how and why jurors, judges,and arbitrators make decisions and how they are influenced. This book examines the role persuasion psychology plays in modern trial practice andhow lawyers can use it to their advantage.

McElhaney s Trial Notebook

Author: James W. McElhaney
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590315030
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

"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.

Motion Practice

Author: David F. Herr
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454871491
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Law

This comprehensive guide not only analyzes every applicable rule of civil procedure, but also gives you practice-proven techniques for evaluating what motions will work most effectively in each of your cases. From early pretrial motions dealing with complaints and jurisdiction to appellate motion practice for both victor and vanquished, Motion Practice, Seventh Edition shows you both what is permissible and what is advisable in such aspects of motion practice as: Formal requirements Strategic uses Use of supporting documents Effective advocacy Persuasive oral argument Ethical issues The authors include a table of deadlines affecting motions, along with sample forms and illustrative trial examples.

Going to Trial

Author: Daniel I. Small
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1570737231
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Law

Classic reference with accessible and proven advice on how to better prepare for trial, from the first client interview to closing argument. Includes numerous procedures, checklists, forms, and worksheets.

Litigation road

Author: Jeffrey W. Stempel
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: 031415907X
Release Date: 2008-04
Genre: Law

Litigation Road: The Story of Campbell v. State Farm examines the 25-year history of a case that began as a tragic auto accident during the Memorial Day weekend of 1981. Before the case was effectively concluded in 2005, it would produce not only a hotly contested negligence trial but also a path-breaking insurance bad faith case that resulted in one of the largest punitive damages awards in history. Along the way, both the Utah and United States Supreme Courts would make new law regarding settlement, the proper scope of evidence in bad faith litigation, and the constitutional limitations on punitive damages. Following the trail of Campbell litigation provides a unique window on American litigation, illustrating the modern law and context of torts, civil procedure, contracts, evidence, insurance, pretrial litigation, professional responsibility, negotiation and settlement as well as trial practice. Litigation Road provides an excellent overview of the manner in which these many strands of law coalesce around a lawsuit.

McElhaney s Litigation

Author: James W. McElhaney
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 089707954X
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.

Managing E discovery and ESI

Author: Michael Berman
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1616329734
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

The legal landscape, and litigation, have changed markedly in the last decade.This book identifies the key issues related to ESI--pre-litigation management, preservation, collection, processing, review, production, and use in deposition and at trial--and provides clear, practical guidance to litigators. The book is divided into eight parts that follow the sequence from the pre-litigation stage through trial.