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Designed for easy use by attorneys in the office, at home, or in court, this practical two-volume litigation guide covers trial practice from the beginning of the attorney-client relationship through case investigation and post-trial motion practice. California Trial Handbook, Third Edition offers immediate answers to questions of strategy, law, and procedure, with authoritative citations to recent California cases and statutes.
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Table of contents
Part 1 Client and Cast
Chapter 1 - Interviewing the Client
Chapter 2 - Deciding Whether to take the Case
Chapter 3 - The Attorney-Client Relationship
Chapter 4 - Avoiding Malpractice
Chapter 5 - Investigation and Organization
Part 2 Preparing for Trial
Chapter 6 - Locating and Using Consultants and Expert
Chapter 7 - Developing a Theory and Theme
Chapter 8 - Arbitration: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 9 - Moving the Cast to Trial
Chapter 10 - Courtroom Communications Skills
Chapter 11 - Managing Trial Stress
Chapter 12 - Using Computers in Litigation
Chapter 12A - Gathering and Using Electronic Mail (E-Mail) in Trial Preparation
Part 3 Settlement Considerations
Chapter 13 - Evaluating the Case
Chapter 13A - Use of Police Reports for Settlment Evaluation
Chapter 14 - Negotiation Styles and Persuasion
Chapter 15 - Settlement Conferences: Procedures and
Chapter 16 - Concluding and Enforcing Settlements
Part 4 Opening of Trial
Chapter 17 - Tips from a Trial Judge on Courtroom
Chapter 18 - Selecting a Jury
Chapter 19 - Opening Statement
Chapter 20 - Trial Motions
Part 5 Evidentiary Considerations
Chapter 21 - Primary Evidentiary Consideration
Chapter 22 - Privileges
Chapter 23 - Hearsay
Chapter 24 - Documentary, Demonstrative, and Real
Chapter 25 - Computer-Generated Demonstrative
Chapter 26 - Trial Objections; Misconduct
Part 6 Examination of Witnesses
Chapter 26A - Videotape Evidence
Chapter 26B - Effective Use and Defense Against Surveillance Videos
Chapter 27 - Selecting and Preparing Witnesses
Chapter 28 - Direct Examination
Chapter 29 - Cross-Examination
Chapter 30 - Examination of Expert Witnesses
Chapter 30A - Effective Use of the Hypothetical Question
Part 7 Final Stages and Post-trial Considerations
Chapter 31 - Jury Instructions
Chapter 32 - Closing Argument
Chapter 33 - Verdict, Judgment, and Costs
Chapter 34 - Post-trial Motions; Appeal