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Trial Prep for Paralegals

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Coyne and Furi-Perry have created the essential how-to guide for trial preparation. Paralegals will master every stage of litigation, from initial client interviews to pulling together the trial notebook. The book begins with overviews of the litigation process and the evidence rules. Practical skills for interviewing, handling discovery, preparing exhibits, and more are then introduced and explained with examples. Finally, the book stresses the importance of communication and working well with attorneys, clients, courts, and others.

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PART I: SUBSTANTIVE LEARNING


Chapter 1: Litigation Overview

Chapter 2: Evidence Overview

Chapter 3: What to Expect Before and at Trial


PART II: PRACTICAL SKILLS

Chapter 4: Getting Started with Case Management and Organization

Chapter 5: Interviewing and Investigation

Chapter 6: Keeping Track of Discovery and Mastering E-Discovery

Chapter 7: E-Discovery Issues and Programs

Chapter 8: Assisting with Testimonial Evidence

Chapter 9: Exhibit Preparation, Maintenance, and Coordination

Chapter 10: Mastering Trial Technology

Chapter 11: Putting Together a Trial Notebook

Chapter 12: Handling Pretrial and Settlement Matters and Assisting with Voir Dire

Chapter 13: Organizing a War Room and for Document Maintenance


PART III: WORKING TOGETHER

Chapter 14: Working with Your Attorney

Chapter 15: Working with Others

Chapter 16: Beyond the Paralegal Title

Chapter 17: Handling the Heat

Chapter 18: A Primer on Paralegal Ethics