Pretrial Advocacy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454822318
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Thoroughly updated and revised, Pretrial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy, Second Edition, provides an excellent conceptual and practical foundation for pretrial litigation. With a new page design that makes it user friendly for both teachers and students, it demonstrates the realities of law practice while maintaining an emphasis on case theory. This Newly Revised Edition: DVD with video of the crime scene, deposition demonstrations, computer animations, and software slideshow Checklists at the end of each chapter for easy reference and teachability CD with Case Files for civil and criminal cases with realistic document New Teacher's Manual, including a CD with Actors Guide (Witness materials for role-play of the Assignments) Website for faculty and students: digital downloads, faculty teaching tools and discussion, articles on pretrial and trial advocacy, settlement, and links to software New Chapters in the Second Edition: Taking and Defending Depositions, with effective techniques and strategies Discovery with E-Discovery emphasis Creating Visuals: for pretrial, trial and settlement featuring technological innovations 77 Assignments for student role-play performance and Discussion Questions featuring Daubert issues and diverse expert witness fields Up-to-date ethical considerations based on the ABA Model Rules are included in the text and assignments

Trial Advocacy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454849584
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Understanding Remedies

Author: James M. Fischer
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1422486559
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive Understanding treatise provides an introduction to the basic legal rules and principles that constitute the law of remedies as applied by United States courts. The Second Edition of Understanding Remedies represents a major reworking of the original work. The chapters have been reorganized so that the materials follow the customary approach of teaching remedies: (1) General principles applicable to damages, injunctions, and restitution; (2) Remedy defenses; (3) Applications, e.g., bodily injury remedies, breach of contract remedies; (4) Special problems, e.g., punitive damages, attorneys' fees. The materials are comprehensive and respect the nuance and subtlety of the subject. Understanding Remedies presents the richness of the topic to students who wish to gain both a fundamental appreciation of the subject and an insight into the myriad ways remedies influence the shape and dimension of modern American law.

Criminal Procedure Adjudication

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454882980
Format: PDF, ePub
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Focusing on the adjudicative phase of criminal procedure, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, Third Edition combines Laurie L. Levenson’s first-hand experience in the criminal justice system with Erwin Chemerinsky’s student-friendly writing style. This volume examines the impact of a host of recent developments in the courts and legislature on the trial process. It eschews reliance on rhetorical questions and law review excerpts in favor of comprehensive exploration of black letter law and trendsetting policy issues. The book utilizes a chronological approach that guides students through criminal procedure doctrine. In addition to presenting the perspectives from various stakeholders (i.e., defense attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and victims), the authors take care to provide students with useful, practice-oriented materials, including pleadings and motions papers. Criminal Procedure: Adjudication not only employs a systemic approach that takes students through issues from policy to application of legal doctrine but also introduces issues at the forefront of modern criminal procedure debates. Key Features: Straightforward writing style and clear, dynamic text that is uncluttered with law review excerpts and features thoughtfully edited principal and minor cases. Intuitive chronological presentation of topics. Systematic and cohesive exploration of policy on every issue, before moving on to the specifics of doctrine. Practice-oriented features and discussion of important, modern criminal procedure issues. Approachable organization based on common progression through criminal justice system. Straight writing style that relies on cases and author essays rather than law review excerpts and strict Socratic rhetoric questions. Practice-oriented features, discussion of modern policy issues, useful example documents for practitioners. Useful examples for future and current criminal law practitioners.

Legal Studies Capstone Assessing Your Undergraduate Education

Author: Nance Kriscenski
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133418988
Format: PDF
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LEGAL STUDIES CAPSTONE: ASSESSING YOUR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION provides an opportunity for students to review, enhance and demonstrate their knowledge and practical application of the law. Achievement of learning objectives is shown through development of a portfolio of student work and a successful score on a comprehensive exam. Measurable learning objectives are detailed for each unit, with discussion questions, portfolio assignments and exam questions designed to measure the attainment of each outcome. Job search, continuing education, ethical obligations and technology skills are addressed, and students organize related documentation to prepare for post-graduation endeavors. These units are followed by summaries of core substantive and procedural areas of law, providing students with a review of prior studies as well as a gap-filler for keys areas essential to success in the workplace, continuing education, or certification and employment exams. Students can evaluate their knowledge of the law through review of questions and answers provided in the comprehensive exam in Appendix A. Portfolio assignments display their ability to draft pleadings, prepare contracts, complete forms and report research results for review by a prospective employer or as reference for future assignments. The Glossary and Other Resources listed in Appendix B assist in fostering successful outcomes in both portfolio development and the assessment exam. In addition to the benefits to students, this text offers guidance to educational programs undertaking a meaningful assessment of learning outcomes. Review of student portfolios and success rates on the comprehensive substantive assessment present student data to be utilized in continuous curriculum development. The Instructor's Resources include a sample course outline, exit exam and portfolio grading rubric. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Trial Advocacy

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

Trial Evidence

Author: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454874678
Format: PDF, ePub
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Well-known and experienced authors, highly respected in the clinical field, Thomas A. Mauet and Warren D. Wolfson provide a complete review of the effective use of evidence in a trial setting. Trial Evidence, Sixth Edition is structured around the way judges and trial lawyers think about evidentiary rules, with particular focus on the Federal Rules of Evidence. Numerous examples show how evidentiary issues actually arise, both before and during trial. A logical organization follows the sequence of a trial: opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, and closing arguments. Law and Practice sections throughout the book are based on actual federal and state cases and bring real life to the law of evidence. The accessible style of Trial Evidence always focuses on practice over theory.

Learning Civil Procedure

Author: Jeffrey Stempel
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683288626
Format: PDF
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Learning Civil Procedure provides a broad, student-centered, user-friendly approach to civil procedure that is both clear and sophisticated. Students build mastery of the material through the presentation of examples and analyses. Students then move on to involved problems similar to what they will encounter on final examinations, bar examinations, and as lawyers. The book makes great use of problems to facilitate dialogue in class and correspondingly uses many fewer case excerpts than does the typical casebook. Students will emerge as competent and culturally literate lawyers because the book also includes the core "canon" of civil procedure opinions as well as sufficient historical background. Learning Civil Procedure is a book designed by authors who both teach and litigate, making it the perfect tool for ensuring that students are ready for the classroom, the bar exam, and real-world litigation practice.

Skills Values Discovery Practice

Author: David I.C. Thomson
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632812231
Format: PDF, Docs
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Skills & Values: Discovery Practice is designed to serve as an introduction to the practical application of the discovery rules. The book and the companion Web Course introduce each discovery topic briefly and then provide a context and structure for exercises and self-study. Skills & Values: Discovery Practice can be used by a professor teaching a full pre-trial course, or one focused just on discovery law. It can be used alone or in conjunction with another pre-trial text. It can be used with the problem set provided in the appendix and in the Web Course or with a professor?s own problem set. It also can be used in a mentorship program in a civil litigation law firm. Each chapter of the book offers an introduction to the key aspects of discovery and then offers exercises that focus on the governing Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP). The chapters are organized in the order that the discovery rules are most commonly used. The exercises at the end of each chapter ask the student to put the governing rules into action by actually drafting the discovery documents described in the preceding chapter. The book covers the following topics: • Planning for Discovery • Initial Disclosure • Interrogatories and Answers to Interrogatories • Document Requests and Answers to Document Requests • eDiscovery • Motion to Compel Production • Expert Witness Disclosure • Depositions of Fact and Expert Witnesses • Requests for Admission and Answers to Requests for Admission • Motion in limine • Settlement The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Evidence for Paralegals

Author: Marlowe
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 0735590133
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Clearly written textbook that helps students understand how evidentiary principles are applied in real-life situations. Text focuses on the practical applications of the Federal rules of Evidence and how the rules relate to paralegal practice. Features: Covers a full range of topics, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and researching. Written from a real-life perspective, showing how actual practice works in local, state, and federal court. Pedagogy in text developed for paralegal students, and includes short case summaries, readable examples, marginal definitions of terms, marginal cross-references to the Rules of Evidence, review questions, and hypotheticals. Short, concise presentation is ideal for paralegal courses. Updated with changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Updated with new cases. New hypotheticals and discussion questions added.