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Florida Practitioner's Guide: Civil Trial Preparation

Florida Practitioner's Guide: Civil Trial Preparation 8th Edition (formerly published as FasTrain Florida Civil Trial Preparation) is designed to guide the attorney through all phases of trial preparation, from interviewing the client to preparing the closing argument and jury instructions. Details regarding trial notebooks, pretrial motions, discovery, and evidentiary issues are provided to help the attorney focus and advance the case, and settlement options are explored as a prudent alternative to trial. Each phase of preparation is individually covered, and thoroughly cross-referenced. This new edition includes new user-friendly formatting, as well as addressing amended rules, revised statutes, and new case law.

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Florida Practitioner's Guide™: Civil Trial Preparation, Eighth Edition includes new user-friendly formatting, and addresses amended rules, revised statutes, and new case law, including the following:

  •  Revised statutes and rules addressing:
    • Admissibility of expert testimony
    • Required content of motions
    • Confidentiality of mediation sessions
  • New case law addressing:
    • Severing or consolidating claims, amending pleadings, and adding punitive damages claim to complaint
    • Electronic discovery, privileged information, and sanctions for failing to comply with discovery orders
    • Basis for and effect of disqualifying the trial judge
    • Attorney’s potential liability following withdrawal
    • Offers of settlement, and wisdom and effect of voluntary dismissal

The edition is replete with valuable practice pointers.

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Contents

PART ONE: ORGANIZATION
§ 1.1.  Initial Activities
§ 1.2.  Proceed With Case Management Conference Or Pretrial Conference
§ 1.3.  Prepare For And Conduct Discovery
§ 1.4.  Keep Abreast Of Case Developments
§ 1.5.  Set Case For Trial
§ 1.6.  Proceed To Final Pretrial Conference
§ 1.7.  Complete Final Preparation For Trial
§ 1.8.  Prepare For Jury Selection

PART TWO: MOTION PRACTICE
§ 2.1.  Motion Basics
§ 2.2.  Defensive Motions
§ 2.3.  Motions To Structure Case
§ 2.4.  General Trial Preparation Motions
§ 2.5.  Dispositive Motions

PART THREE: DISCOVERY
§ 3.1.  Overview Of Discovery
§ 3.2.  Devise Discovery Plan
§ 3.3.  Informal Discovery
§ 3.4.  Interrogatories
§ 3.5.  Requests To Admit
§ 3.6.  Request To Produce Or Inspect From Party
§ 3.7.  Request To Produce Or Inspect From Nonparty
§ 3.8.  Request For Physical Or Mental Examination Or Report
§ 3.9.  Oral Depositions
§ 3.10.  Resolution Of Discovery Issues
§ 3.11.  Final Pretrial Disclosures

PART FOUR: EVIDENCE
§ 4.1.  Overview
§ 4.2.  Introduction Of Formal Discovery Into Evidence
§ 4.3.  Introduction Of Nontestimonial Evidence
§ 4.4.  Introduction Of "Live" Testimony Into Evidence
§ 4.5.  Response To Opposing Party's Evidence
§ 4.6.  Prepare Trial Plan

PART FIVE: SETTLEMENT AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
§ 5.1.  Introduction
§ 5.2.  Evaluation Of Case
§ 5.3.  Informal Settlement Negotiations
§ 5.4.  Formal Offer Of Settlement Or Demand For Judgment
§ 5.5.  Mediation
§ 5.6.  Arbitration