Florida Practitioner's Guide: Civil Trial Preparation

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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

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Table of Contents

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