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California Trial Guide

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A unique practice tool for civil practitioners, providing substantive and procedural guidance to the evidentiary issues encountered throughout the trial process.

Covers alternative actions before and during trial, jury selection, motions and objections relating to direct and cross-examination, and much more. Relying on the California Evidence Code and Code of Civil Procedure, related California code sections, rules of court and relevant cases, the guide features:

•   Scripts on what to say in court - opening statements, motions, objections, responses, arguments, and closing arguments
•   Scripts for oral depositions
•   Direct quotes of relevant statutes
•   Case summaries with direct quotes
•   Master checklists for determining when to make various motions - pointing out potential problems with specific evidence, and listing the foundational requirements for admissions of specific kinds of evidence
•   Practice points
•   Checklists and organizational aids to help in trial preparation

The Trial Guide consists of seven office books and a trial book.

First published in 1986.

The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

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DIVISION I MASTER CHECKLISTS

Master Checklist 1 Motions

Master Checklist 2 Documentary Evidence Issues

Master Checklist 3 Foundations

Master Checklist 4 Deposition Preparation Checklist: Deposing Attorney

Master Checklist 5 Deposition Preparation Checklist: Defending Attorney

Master Checklist 6 Deposition Examination Checklist: Deposing Attorney

Master Checklist 7 Deposition Examination Checklist: Defending Attorney


DIVISION II MAKING AND RESPONDING TO NON-EVIDENTIARY MOTION BEFORE AND DURING TRIAL

UNIT 1 Motions for Continuance and Dismissal

UNIT 2 Motions Relating to Pleadings

UNIT 3 Other Nonevidentiary Motions

UNIT 4 Pretrial Evidentiary Motions


DIVISION III TRIAL: THE JURY

UNIT 10 Voir Dire Examination

UNIT 11 Opening Statement


DIVISION IV TRIAL: PRESENTING AND OBJECTING TO EVIDENCE

UNIT 20 Procedural Rules for Presentation of Evidence

UNIT 21 Procedures for Determining Admissibility of Evidence

UNIT 30 Authentication

UNIT 31 Secondary Evidence of Writings

UNIT 40 Hearsay

UNIT 50 Extrinsic Policies Affecting or Excluding Evidence

UNIT 51 Privileges

UNIT 60 Opinion Testimony

UNIT 65 Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence

UNIT 70 Cross-Examination


DIVISION V TRIAL: MAKING AND RESPONDING TO CHALLENGES TO LEGAL SUFFICIENCY OF EVIDENCE

UNIT 80 Motions for Nonsuit, Directed Verdict, and Judgment


DIVISION VI TRIAL: CLOSING ARGUMENT AND JURY DELIBERATION

UNIT 90 Closing Argument

UNIT 91 Jury Deliberations and Rendition of Verdict

UNIT 92 Motions for New Trial – Evidentiary Issues


DIVISION VII CONTEMPT

UNIT 95 Contempt Proceedings during Trial


DIVISION VIII DEPOSITION

UNIT 100 The Oral Deposition

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Index


DIVISION IX Trial Book