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This is the best place to begin your research or refresh your knowledge of trial practice, from the decision whether to seek jury trial, to orders and judgments. Successfully combining practical and reference information, this manual picks up where Florida Civil Practice Before Trial leaves off.
Experienced litigators share their knowledge and provide:
- Practical advice on making successful opening and closing statements
- Information on compelling attendance of, and examining, witnesses
- Tips on jury selection
- Guidance on getting evidence admitted
- Requirements for motions, orders, and judgments
- Numerous helpful forms and checklists
Highlights of the new Thirteenth Edition:
- Updated rules, statutes, and recent case law—including the revised Statewide Uniform Guidelines for Taxation of Costs in Civil Actions—and removal of obsolete material.
- Updated resources regarding the ethical practice of law.
- New section on consolidating claims or issues.
- Rewrites of sections on accident report admissibility; recovery of costs.
- New material related to practicing remotely; preserving objections; peremptory challenges; avoiding pitfalls in opening statements; journalists’ privilege; relevance; impeachment of witnesses; preserving evidence; recovery of attorney's fees.
- Updated material on jurisdictional requirements; “procedural” or “case” jurisdiction; grounds for judicial disqualification; Florida's whistleblower statutes; excusing jurors; juror questionnaires; opinion testimony; expert testimony; admissibility of documents and electronic communications; standard jury instructions; verdict forms; electronic filing; judgments.
- Elaboration on juror communications; preparation for cross-examination; pretrial planning; drafting jury instructions; enforcement of orders.
- Clarification of terms and case descriptions.
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The 12th Edition ISBN was 9781522177012.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 The Trial Lawyer
Wendy B. Accardi
Chapter 2 The Trial Court
Hon. Stephen Scott Stephens
Chapter 3 Trial By Court Or By Jury
Michael Fox Orr and Miguel J. Chamorro
Chapter 4 Trial Notebook
Lindsey Patrick Lopez
Chapter 5 Compelling Attendance of Witnesses And Production Of Evidence
Gregory P. Borgognoni
Chapter 6 Making A Proper Record
Joel D. Eaton
Chapter 7 Jury Selection, Jury Concealment Or Nondisclosure, And Juror Communications
Chapter 8 Opening Statement
Hon. Mark W. Klingensmith
Chapter 9 Exclusion of Witnesses And Limitations On Testimony
Steven A. Fox
Chapter 10 Direct Examination
Gregory P. Brown and Erik P. Raines
Chapter 11 Cross-Examination
Edward M. Mullins and Ana M. Barton
Chapter 12 Expert Witnesses
John F. Eversole III
Chapter 13 Documentary Evidence
Chapter 14 Demonstrative Evidence
Christopher M. Drury
Chapter 15 Motions
Daniel K. Bean
Chapter 16 Summation
Greg Hoag and Weston Smith
Chapter 17 Jury Instructions And Verdicts
Ralph Artigliere and Adam Artigliere
Chapter 18 Posttrial Motions
Chapter 19 Costs, Fees, And Interest
W. Hampton Keen
Chapter 20 Orders And Judgments
Michael W. Marcil and Jennifer Nicole