Trial Practice, Second Edition (2014)
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In this second edition of Trial Practice, one of the first trial advocacy books, the authors provide a comprehensive update and overview of what it takes to successfully try a case before a jury or a judge, from trial strategy to implementation. With co-authors Lawrence A. Dubin and Thomas F. Guernsey, who wrote the first edition, Professors Michael W. Martin and Paul Radvany offer detailed advice with numerous examples, while maintaining the reliable structure of the original.
As well as teaching trial practice to students and lawyers in government and private practice, Professors Martin and Radvany have represented the government and individuals in criminal trials, and plaintiffs and defendants in civil trials. In this edition, they communicate their experience teaching trial advocacy and conducting trials in federal and state courts, arbitrating commercial disputes, and arguing federal and state appeals to law students and lawyers, providing students with a strong foundation in trial skills and more experienced attorneys with an effective reference guide.
In addition to detailed chapters devoted to each trial skill and evidence, the book also includes:
• An entire chapter devoted to Case Theory and Story Telling
• Key concepts for a quick review at the beginning of each chapter
• Useful checklists for each trial skill set to remind readers of important concepts
• A chapter devoted to Keys to Success for trial attorneys
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Case Theory and Storytelling: Trial Advocacy Building Blocks
Chapter 2: Evidence and Objections
Chapter 3: Jury Selection
Chapter 3: Appendix
Chapter 4: Opening Statement
Chapter 5: Direct Examination
Chapter 6: Exhibit Admission and the Use of Exhibits and Visual Presentations
Chapter 7: Cross-Examination
Chapter 8: Impeachment
Chapter 9: Expert Testimony
Chapter 10: Closing Argument
Chapter 11: Trial Attorneys' Keys to Success