Federal Evidence Practice Guide

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Some of the country’s leading trial lawyers provide thoughtful, practical guidance on crucial evidentiary matters from pre-trial gathering of the evidence through summation. With explanatory material and clear examples of testimony, each chapter offers specific guidelines for effective use and management of evidence.

Included are the authors’ recommendations and commentary regarding successful techniques for offering or opposing evidence.

Areas of evidence practice covered include:

  •   Gathering the evidence and pre-trial procedures
  •   Demonstrative and documentary evidence
  •   Opening statements and closing arguments
  •   Expert witnesses
  •   Direct and cross-examination of witnesses
  •   Circumstantial evidence
  •   Competency and privileges
  •   Making a record through effective objections

    First published in 1989.

    3 Volumes; Looseleaf; updated with revisions.

    Also available on Authority Federal Practice Library CD-ROM.

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    Table of contents

    Volume 1
    Part 1: Pretrial Considerations
    Chapter 1 Preliminary Considerations
    Chapter 2 Gathering the Evidence
    Chapter 3 Pretrial Evidentiary Procedures
    Chapter 4 Judicial Notice
    Part 2: Types of Evidence

    Chapter 5 Demonstrative Evidence
    Chapter 6 Documentary Evidence
    Chapter 7 Reserved

    Volume 2
    Part 3: Evidence at Trial
    Chapter 8 Opening Statements
    Chapter 9 Reserved
    Chapter 10 Witnesses in General
    Chapter 11 Expert Witnesses
    Chapter 12 Examination of Witnesses

    Volume 3
    Part 3: Evidence at Trial (CONT.)
    Chapter 13 Powers of the Trial Judge Regarding Conduct of the Trial
    Chapter 14 Reserved
    Chapter 15 Circumstantial Evidence
    Chapter 16 Objections: Making the Record
    Chapter 17 The Use of Evidence in Summations