Author: D. Shane Read
Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy
Category: Trial practice
Winning at Deposition won the highest award available for legal publications: ACLEA's Award for Professional Excellence. The book won first prize from a field of over 300 entries submitted by continuing legal education publishers from across the USA. Written by the best-selling author of Winning at Trial, this book shows beginning and experienced attorneys how to win at deposition every time. With the first chapter explaining all the ins and outs of taking and defending a deposition, the remainder of the book reveals strategies that will help every lawyer vastly improve his deposition skills. Discover why much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong, learn how to beat an expert witness every time, get innovative advice on witness preparation, and master the secrets that guarantee success with argumentative lawyers and lying witnesses.Unlike any other book, this one teaches from transcripts and videos of actual depositions. You will learn from the skillful techniques---and memorable failures---that occurred at the most famous depositions of all time, those of President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and O.J. Simpson. It's all here, clearly explained in an easy-to-understand format. In addition, the book provides detailed analysis of video depositions located at the book's website www.winningatdeposition.com.
Author: D. Shane Read
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
The Essential Update : a Plaintiff's Attorney's Guide to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
Author: David A. Ball
Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy
"In well-organized chapters on the trial's characters, rehearsal techniques, audience, props, plot, & point of view, Ball's book provides useful advice to novice & experience legal actors. "Even those who never try a jury case will learn a lot about audience persuasion which is a crucial skill in many theaters of a lawyer's life besides producer, theater professor & trial consultant has woven together a highly readable compendium of "how to's" & "how not to's" for trial lawyers. I highly recommend this book for trial attorneys with limited experience. Even seasoned trial attorneys will find Mr. Ball's book a valuable mini-refresher course. The book shows trial lawyers how to use concepts from theater to persuade & motivate. After all, there is no finer stage than the courtroom & no In this revised & expanded second edition, Ball provides practical guidance for voir dire, openings & closings, testimony, & focus groups. He describes what practitioners can learn from actors about their manner, voice projection, & behavior. He tells how to grab the jury from the beginning just as a good movie opening captures the audience. He details the preparation of your "cast" of witnesses so they testify clearly, credibly, & memorably. And he offers advice on telling your story so that it commands attention & motivates jurors to argue for your side.
Author: David A. Ball
Publisher: Natl Inst for Trial Advocacy
Objections at Trial , an invaluable handbook from NITA®, bridges the gap between knowing the rules of evidence and applying them in a judicial setting—and clearly identifies what proposed evidence is subject to exclusion by objection. The updated Eighth Edition provides the reader—judge, lawyer, or law student—with a primer on the fine art of making effective objections to inadmissible evidence.
Author: Edward Imwinkelried,Ronald Carlson,Myron Bright
Trials are the cornerstone of the American legal system and the most effective manner of resolving disputes. Unfortunately, clients may receive an unfair trial from attorneys who are less than competent. Winning at Trial: Insights from the Bench and Leading Litigators dissects the fundamentals of a trial from start to finish, familiarizing the reader with every aspect of this critical process.
Insights from the Bench and Leading Litigators
Author: David R. Marriott
Publisher: Law Journal Seminars Press
Anatomy of a Trial examines the key phases of jury trials (voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross-examination, and closing arguments) in the context of two particular cases, one criminal and the other civil. The criminal case involves highly complex subjects and law, and examines simplification and storytelling for the jury. The civil case illustrates the credibility of witnesses, and also showcases the critical importance of experts in trials of a technical nature.
A Handbook for Young Lawyers
Author: Paul Mark Sandler
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
By far the most thorough and detailed of the books in the field, Trial Techniques and Trials, Tenth Edition is a comprehensive yet concise handbook that covers all aspects of the trial process and provides excellent examples illustrating strategies for opening statements, jury selection, direct- and cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more. Extensive examples are clustered into three groups: personal injury, commercial, and criminal for ease in finding particular areas of trial practice. Tom Mauet, renowned for his skills both as a writer and litigator, breaks the trial process down into its critical components for better and quicker student comprehension.
Author: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Award-winning author Shane Read interviews thirteen of the greatest lawyers in the country who share the secrets from their most interesting cases. Everything is covered from depositions to trials to appeals. Learn new strategies that you can apply immediately in your practice. Unlike other textbooks, you will learn trial skills from actual litigation battles, not from unrealistic hypotheticals. Additional video and audio materials discussed in the book can be found at www.TurningPointsatTrial.com.
Great Lawyers Share Secrets, Strategies and Skill
Real advice for new & experienced prosecutors from an author that has lived the District Attorney's life.
And Other Advice for New Prosecutors
Author: John Bobo
Publisher: Tower Publishing Company
Irving Younger was a legend. His unparalleled wisdom and insight were honed by experience on both sides of the bench, as a law professor and as a prolific legal commentator and educator. This collection from the ABA Section of Litigation is compiled from the Professional Education Group's recordings of Professor Younger's classic continuing legal education programs. Timeless and relevant, this anthology teaches and entertains a new generation of lawyers.
Wisdom & Wit from the Master of Trial Advocacy
Author: Irving Younger,Stephen D. Easton
Publisher: American Bar Association
A Family Lawyer's Guide to Preparation and Strategy First Edition
Author: Steven N. Peskind
Category: Domestic relations courts
On June 28, 1972 in a South Bronx subway station, John Skagen, a white off-duty policeman on his way home, suddenly and without apparent provocation, ordered James Richardson, a black man on his way to work, to get against the wall and put his hands up. Richardson had a gun, and the two exchanged shots. In the melee that followed, Skagen was fatally wounded by a cop who rushed to the scene. In the ensuing trial, William Kunstler handled Richardson's defense and the author of this book, then assistant district attorney, prosecuted the case. Here is a first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of every step of the proceedings. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Steven J. Phillips
Category: Social Science
Win More Cases and Help More Clients! Ralph Adam Fine pulls no punches. In the sixth edition of his highly acclaimed How-To-Win Trial Manual shows why the traditional ways to try a case in court are suicidal, and gives extensive examples of such suicidal advocacy by famous, high-profile, well-paid trial lawyers. In each of his examples, Ralph Adam Fine shows how the lawyers could have done a better job. This will help you hone your winning skills! Ralph Adam Fine also demonstrates why many of Irving Younger’s famous Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination are not only wrong, but why following them significantly reduces your chances of winning. Since it was first published by JURIS in 1998, Ralph Adam Fine’s The How-To-Win Trial Manual has been giving lawyers that special edge so they can win even the toughest cases. Now, in this newly revised sixth edition, The How-To-Win Trial Manual takes the unique extra step of showing how and why famed trial lawyers Vincent Bugliosi and Gerry Spence, both superb advocates, could have been even more effective in their ground breaking face-off when Bugliosi “prosecuted” and Spence “defended” Lee Harvey Oswald in connection with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The trial, memorialized in a superb two-disc DVD set, On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald, was before a sitting Texas federal district-court judge and a jury of Dallas citizens taken from the Dallas jury rolls. Although the trial was more than two-decades removed from the assassination, Bugliosi and Spence managed to get as witnesses many of the people who were at the assassination and its aftermath; none of the witnesses testifying in the trial were actors. The “trial” was in London, in a replica of a Texas federal courtroom, and both Bugliosi and Spence gave it their all—preparing as they would have for a real trial, and arguing their respective positions with the gusto for which each is justifiably famous. Ralph Adam Fine has taken the transcript of the two-disc DVD set and shown with his interleaved comments, as he has done with the O.J. Simpson, Martha Stewart, and Enron (Jeffrey Skilling and Ken Lay) trials, as well as a federal-court antitrust trial, how Bugliosi and Spence could have been better. The Oswald chapter, new for the sixth edition, will help all trial lawyers nail the winning techniques to be successful in the courtroom. The sixth edition also gives us Ralph Adam Fine’s special insights into the strategies and trial techniques of the prosecution and defense in the murder trial of Michael Peterson, memorialized in the six-hour DVD set, Death on the Staircase. Peterson was charged with killing his wife. He claimed at trial that she accidentally fell down the stairs in their Durham, North Carolina, mansion. This chapter, too, is new for the sixth edition How-To-Win Trial Manual and it shows what works and what does not work and why. It will help lawyers avoid the common traps that sink even the best “plans well laid.” The How-To-Win Trial Manual shows how to win by using your most powerful tool: The jury’s belief that you, the lawyer, know the “truth” of the case. Ralph Adam Fine also shows how to ask questions on both direct-examination and cross-examination so the jury will know the answers before the witnesses (whether lay or expert) respond. Simply put, if you phrase your questions so that the jury answers them the way you want, before your witnesses answer and irrespective of what your adversary’s witnesses may say on cross-examination, you will win! For a further explanation of Ralph Adam Fine's - and winning - techniques, as well as what other lawyers have said about The How To Win Trial Manual, visit his website www.win-your-trial.com Ralph Adam Fine shows you how to do all of this and more! You and your clients deserve no less!
Winning Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell, Including a "test Yourself" Practice Session (with the Answers)
Author: Ralph Adam Fine
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
A Handbook of Practical Jury-Focused Techniques and Strategies
Author: Angela M. Dodge
Depositions are the new trial. Prepare accordingly. Top national trial lawyer Jim Garrity, with far in excess of 10,000 depositions under his belt, wrote this book - now in its second edition - after reading studies showing that the civil trial in our judicial system is on the verge of complete extinction. One legal scholar found that about only about one percent of all federal lawsuits now end in a trial. State court lawsuits have similarly fallen off the cliff. So now depositions truly are the new trials. That's because depositions are in most instances the only place any witness will ever testify. So your outcome will depend heavily, even exclusively, on deposition testimony. There are many books for sale about deposition strategies and tactics. So what hasn't been written already? The answer is, everything. The books, treatises and seminars previously on the market overwhelmingly address the mechanical aspects of depositions. They tell us to be sure to organize documents, to mark exhibits as we use them, and to work from an outline to make sure we don't miss anything. These "tips" are instinctive and most lawyers learn them in a law school trial practice course. That's not what you need. Garrity's view is that what trial lawyers really need are a set of tactics that have been battle-tested over and again, in thousands of cases and against the country's best lawyers. On this note, if you search his name in the federal PACER database in the two states where he practices, you'll see he's appeared in more than nine hundred federal cases. And because half his practice is in state courts, he conservatively estimates that he's appeared in more than 2,000 career cases. His practice area has always been high-volume and involves many depositions. The typical case involves between ten and twenty depositions; basic math tells us he's likely taken or defended in excess of 20,000 depositions over his career, but he opted for a conservative title in naming the book. Garrity's goal wasn't to add another book to the shelf about the basic mechanics of taking depositions. It was to discuss strategies and techniques you can't find in the rules. Over the course of thousands and thousands of depositions he's paid attention to what works and what doesn't, and made many changes, sometimes almost imperceptible, in the way he approaches them. Many of those changes lead to big payoffs. Some people say that if you focus on the basics you'll do just fine. Garrity thinks the opposite. If you're not looking for opportunities in the corners, where no one else is looking, if you're not looking for the micro-advantages that make a difference in the close cases and get you across the goal line, you're missing opportunities. This systematic approach is the difference between amateurs and pros. Small changes often result in the biggest gains. Professionals always look in the corners for micro-advantages. For example, professional athletes - once they establish their basic routines - immediately begin looking for ways to improve them. They devote enormous resources to finding advantages to improve their skills. It may be a slight adjustment to the way they run, the way they throw, the way they hold the bat, hold the club or kick the ball. Once they make those changes, they immediately begin looking for a way to make those changes even better. It never stops. Professionals in every occupation know that continued success demands a constant hunt for improvements. The practice of law is no different. Try the spectacular, often ingenious techniques in this book, and use them often, making your own adjustments to suit your style. If you are hesitant to implement them on a widespread basis, try them individually. You will see immediate, substantial differences in the effectiveness of your examinations.
33 Tips for Taking Superior Depositions
Author: Jim Garrity
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Bringing together legal strategy, psychology, and persuasion theory, this book offers a fresh approach to trial preparation, one that focuses on how jurors learn, think, and deliberate.
Strategies and Tips from 21 of the Nation's Top Trial Lawyers
Author: John S. Worden,American Bar Association
Author: Leo Tolstoy (graf)