Model Witness Examinations

Author: Paul Mark Sandler,James Kenway Archibald

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604429107

Category: Law

Page: 297

View: 3431

In this handbook, 70 model examinations show you how to deal effectively with practical evidentiary issues that every trial lawyer faces. The authors—experienced, highly skilled litigators—give you trial-proven, sequences of questions that translate the Rules of Evidence into examinations that will correctly prove facts—and are easily molded to your specific case. Each model starts with a description of a fact situation and is followed by the examination in Q & A format.
Posted in Law

Discovery Problems and Their Solutions

Author: Paul W. Grimm,Charles S. Fax,Paul Mark Sandler

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604426021

Category: Law

Page: 583

View: 1559

This updated and expanded edition describes the problems that litigators encounter most frequently in pretrial discovery and presents suggestions and strategies for solving these problems. Following a discussion on the scope and types of discovery, discovery problems are presented as hypotheticals followed by a discussion that includes the law and helpful practice tips. Particular emphasis has been placed on the interpretation of the new rules, and evolving case law, concerning discovery of electronically stored information.
Posted in Law

The Language of Jury Trial

A Corpus-Aided Analysis of Legal-Lay Discourse

Author: C. Heffer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230502881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

View: 2327

Drawing on representative corpora of transcripts from over 100 English criminal jury trials, this stimulating new book explores the nature of 'legal-lay discourse', or the language used by legal professionals before lay juries. Careful analyses of genres such as witness examination and the judge's summing-up reveal a strategic tension between a desire to persuade the jury and the need to conform to legal constraints. The book also suggests ways of managing this tension linguistically to help, not hinder, the jury.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Litigation News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Actions and defenses

Page: N.A

View: 1469

Posted in Actions and defenses


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6386

Posted in Law

Lawyers and Reporters

Understanding and Working with the Media

Author: Robert L. Rothman

Publisher: American Bar Association


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 2571

Provides a wealth of advice on how the litigator can effectively deal with the media or respond to media attention.
Posted in Business & Economics

Financial Expert Witness Communication

A Practical Guide to Reporting and Testimony

Author: Bradley J. Preber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118753852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4882

Learn what to expect—and what's expected—as an expert witness Serving as a financial expert witness or consultant in lawsuits is a stressful, challenging, and tough business. In Financial Expert Witness Communication: A Practical Guide to Reporting and Testimony, financial forensic expert Bradley J. Preber leverages more than 30 years of experience to create a practical guide for financial expert witnesses as they face litigation reporting and testimony. Financial Expert Witness Communication covers all areas of financial litigation including accounting, financial forensics, forensic technology, and damages—all from the point of view of an expert witness. The book is especially helpful for those who expect to be formally designated as an expert witness; however, it is also appropriate for financial forensic accountants, litigation consultants, and attorneys as they navigate the unique playing field of the financial litigation process. This book gives financial experts strategies to defend the analysis, conclusions, and expert opinions they have at their disposal. It also provides thorough explanations of compliance, data limitations, and due diligence as well as how to handle demanding legal counsel, with a goal of better preparing them for the entire legal process. The book is part of the Wiley Corporate F&A Series and was created as an educational resource for nonattorney financial experts involved with U.S.-based civil litigation or alternative dispute resolution proceedings. It takes a well-rounded approach by including special chapters on such concepts as retention, privilege, responsibilities, ethics, and testimony, all written by a nationally recognized expert. As a bonus, the companion website presents an additional expert witness case study and guidelines for fulfilling an expert witness role.
Posted in Business & Economics

Recent Acquisitions

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law libraries

Page: N.A

View: 601

Posted in Law libraries

Art of Advocacy Series: Direct Examination

Author: Scott Baldwin

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1579110568

Category: Law

Page: 1526

View: 7380

Using a variety of direct examinations from actual trials, this work analyzes: establishing loss of future earnings in work injury, medical malpractice, and products liability cases; keeping injury focused on impact of injury on plaintiff's life; establishing credibility of experts; controlling flow of questions and answers; providing liability by circumstantial evidence; and much more. First published in 1981. 1 Volume; updated with revisions.
Posted in Law

Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy

Author: Trevor C.W. Farrow

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144269503X

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 9809

Privatization is occurring throughout the public justice system, including courts, tribunals, and state-sanctioned private dispute resolution regimes. Driven by a widespread ethos of efficiency-based civil justice reform, privatization claims to decrease costs, increase speed, and improve access to the tools of justice. But it may also lead to procedural unfairness, power imbalances, and the breakdown of our systems of democratic governance. Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy demonstrates the urgent need to publicize, politicize, debate, and ultimately temper these moves towards privatized justice. Written by Trevor C.W. Farrow, a former litigation lawyer and current Chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy does more than just bear witness to the privatization initiatives that define how we think about and resolve almost all non-criminal disputes. It articulates the costs and benefits of these privatizing initiatives, particularly their potential negative impacts on the way we regulate ourselves in modern democracies, and it makes recommendations for future civil justice practice and reform.
Posted in Law

A Counsel's Guide to Examining and Preparing Witnesses in International Arbitration

Author: Ragnar Harbst

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9789041166111

Category: Arbitration (International law)

Page: 258

View: 3996

"Drawing on the principles of the art of advocacy in the common law tradition, this persuasive and highly engaging book sets out, in great detail, the practical techniques applicable to the use of witnesses in arbitration. The book will be particularly useful for arbitration practitioners who have had little exposure to the adversarial approach to evidence and who wish to learn the ropes of lawyer-led witness examination and preparation."--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Arbitration (International law)

Teaching evidence

Author: St. Louis University. School of Law

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 402

View: 8095

Posted in Law

Examination and Cross-examination of Experts in Forensic Psychophysiology Using the Polygraph

Author: James Allan Matté

Publisher: J.A.M. Publications

ISBN: 9780965579421

Category: Cross-examination

Page: 431

View: 9080

Considered a roadmap for getting polygraph evidence admitted in court cases. Provides attorneys with ideal formats to depose their experts when laying the foundation for the admissibility of polygraph examination results.
Posted in Cross-examination

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 747

Posted in American literature

African American Psychology

From Africa to America

Author: Faye Z Belgrave,Kevin W Allison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412965551

Category: Psychology

Page: 553

View: 4600

This core textbook provides students with comprehensive coverage of African American psychology as a field. Each chapter integrates African and American influences on the psychology of African Americans, thereby illustrating how contemporary values, beliefs, and behaviors are derived from African culture translated by the cultural socialization experiences of African Americans in this country. The literature and research are referenced and discussed from the perspective of African culture (mostly West African) during the period of enslavement, at other critical periods in this country (e.g., early 20th century, civil rights era), and through the present. Chapters provide a review of the research literature, with a focus on applications for contemporary living.
Posted in Psychology