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Florida Civil Trial Practice

A practitioner's guide to litigating civil cases in Florida, this volume gives practical advice and information for each stage of the trial process.
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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 Tenth Edition:

•  Adoption of Daubert standard regarding admissibility of expert witness testimony
•  Updates to Florida Statutes, rules, and case law
•  Updated discussion regarding selecting and eliminating perspective jurors
•  New electronic discovery rules

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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

            Marie Tomassi

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

            Ralph Artigliere and Robert W. Kelley

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 Douglas J. Guiliano

Chapter 12  Expert Witnesses

            John F. Eversole III

Chapter 13  Documentary Evidence

            Ralph Artigliere

Chapter 14  Demonstrative Evidence

            Ervin A. Gonzalez

Chapter 15  Motions

            Daniel K. Bean and Jennifer L. Kifer

Chapter 16  Summation

            Greg Hoag and Weston Smith

Chapter 17  Jury Instructions and Verdicts

            Ralph Artigliere and Adam Artigliere

Chapter 18  Posttrial Motions

            Andrew Needle

Chapter 19  Costs, Fees, and Interest

            W. Hampton Keen

Chapter 20  Orders and Judgments

            Michael W. Marcil and Michael Cavendish