Trial Advocacy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454849584
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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: 1454870001
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Trial Advocacy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781454815594
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Companion publication to Trial advocacy: planning, analysis, and strategy. 3rd ed. c2011.

Trials

Author: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735551030
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Does your current trial advocacy resource show how to develop a winning trial strategy? Thomas A. Mauet's new Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Persuasion leads readers, step by step, through the many elements necessary for persuasive litigation. This realistic and practical work from the highly regarded leader in the field responds to significant changes in trial theory and practice: recognition of the decisive role of the jurors' perspective, including how they process and evaluate people, information, and arguments, and how they reach collective decisions the increased necessity of an effective opening statement and how to construct and deliver opening statements for maximum strategic value, with annotated examples from both the plaintiff's and the defendant's attorneys the new importance of visuals, with an entire chapter dedicated to this crucial element of today's trials, including proven tips for developing a visual strategy and using visuals/electronic media in opening statements, closing arguments, and expert testimony Tom Mauet draws on his extensive experience to set a strong foundation for practice by: presenting a methodology for developing an effective trial strategy and preparing for trial explaining and demonstrating the skills that must be developed and used in trials sequencing topics in order of the stages of a jury trial structuring the chapters in a consistent format: "The Law" lays out the legal framework for the chapter, generally a Rule (or Rules) of Evidence; "The Jury's Perspective" provides the sociological or psychological context; substantive sections provide the instruction "Trial Notebook" describes the information to add to the notebook at each stage of the trial, and "Common Problems" point out recurring problem including a CD-ROM that provides a trial notebook, video presentations of evidence (including interactive ones), and examples of opening statements, direct examination, and closing arguments for civil and criminal cases ;creating an exceptionally helpful Teacher's Manual An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/mauet_trials

Non Trial Advocacy

Author: Stephen Nathanson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135340358
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lawyers use non-trial advocacy skills in court for pre- and post-trial submissions. They are easier to learn than trial advocacy skills, and are much more relevant to the work of most new lawyers. This book examines all key aspects of criminal and civil non-trial advocacy, including bail applications, pleas in mitigation and interim applications made during the course of civil actions. Readers will learn the strategies and techniques of non-trial advocacy through seven realistic case studies: the lawyers involved discuss their strategies and deliver their arguments; the judge makes a decision; and the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments are then analyzed. With this innovative, case study approach to teaching advocacy skills, Non-Trial Advocacy provides an insight into how lawyers think and how they translate their strategies into courtroom action. The book concludes with a discussion of ethical conflicts involved in the practice of advocacy and how these affect the quality of lawyers' work in this field.

Law and Irresponsibility

Author: Scott Veitch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134107560
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell

Author: Paul Bergman
Publisher: West Group
ISBN:
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This text concentrates on specific skills and techniques associated with trying cases. Rather than stating vague conclusions such as, "Be dramatic" or "Show no mercy to perjurers on cross," it identifies and illustrates specific tactics and styles of examination and argument. This text sets out techniques that can be molded to the reader's personal style, rather than ask submerging the reader's style into preconceived professional norms. This is done by alternative suggestions for reacting to common situations using a variety of factual settings and legal issues. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.

Darkest Before Dawn

Author: Clemens P. Work
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826337931
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Today's threats against freedom of speech echo the hysteria of World War I, when Americans went to prison for dissent. This cautionary tale focuses on events in Montana and the West that led to the suspension of this crucial right.