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Employment Law Trials: A Practical Guide

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ISBN: 9780820583730
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Trials in employment cases are different than other types of civil trials. Lawyers can make critical mistakes if they attempt to present an employment case to a judge or jury the same way they would present a personal injury or commercial litigation case.

Kerry E. Notestine draws on his 20 years of trying employment cases, as well as the collective experience of Littler Mendelson's 750 lawyers, to address each phase of a trial. While the book was written from the employer's perspective, all lawyers can learn from his insights.

This book is a practical guide and the first definitive, full-length treatment of how to try employment cases. It is designed to prepare the seasoned employment lawyer, junior litigation associate, or personal injury lawyer for the unique aspects of trying an employment case. The book provides practical information for:

• Law firms that specialize in employment issues

• Employment departments of multi-practice firms

• Corporate legal departments

• Litigators who handle employment cases on a periodic basis

• Employment practices liability insurance lawyers

The companion CD-ROM contains the full text of the book as well as the full text of all cases referenced.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Developing a Theme for the Case

Chapter 3: Trial Preparation: Trial Notebook, Trial Brief & Pretiral Motions

Chapter 4: Voir Dire & Jury Selection

Chapter 5: Opening Statements

Chapter 6: Presentation of Evidence

Chapter 7: Experts

Chapter 8: Remedies

Chapter 9: Trial Motions & the Jury Charge

Chapter 10: Closing Arguments

Chapter 11: Arbitrations, Bench Trials & Injunction Proceedings

The book also includes samples of documents necessary for an employment law trial, such as:

•   Trial Brief

•   Motion in Limine

•   Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law

•   Jury Charge

•   Voir Dire Examination

•   Opening Statement

•   Witness Examinations

•   Transcript of Closing Argument