Winning At Trial

Author: David R. Marriott
Publisher: Law Journal Seminars Press
ISBN: 9781588523525
Size: 33.43 MB
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Trials are the cornerstone of the American legal system and the most effective manner of resolving disputes. Unfortunately, clients may receive an unfair trial from attorneys who are less than competent. Winning at Trial: Insights from the Bench and Leading Litigators dissects the fundamentals of a trial from start to finish, familiarizing the reader with every aspect of this critical process.

The How To Win Trial Manual Sixth Edition

Author: Ralph Adam Fine
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1933833165
Size: 59.92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Win More Cases and Help More Clients! Ralph Adam Fine pulls no punches. In the sixth edition of his highly acclaimed How-To-Win Trial Manual shows why the traditional ways to try a case in court are suicidal, and gives extensive examples of such suicidal advocacy by famous, high-profile, well-paid trial lawyers. In each of his examples, Ralph Adam Fine shows how the lawyers could have done a better job. This will help you hone your winning skills! Ralph Adam Fine also demonstrates why many of Irving Younger’s famous Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination are not only wrong, but why following them significantly reduces your chances of winning. Since it was first published by JURIS in 1998, Ralph Adam Fine’s The How-To-Win Trial Manual has been giving lawyers that special edge so they can win even the toughest cases. Now, in this newly revised sixth edition, The How-To-Win Trial Manual takes the unique extra step of showing how and why famed trial lawyers Vincent Bugliosi and Gerry Spence, both superb advocates, could have been even more effective in their ground breaking face-off when Bugliosi “prosecuted” and Spence “defended” Lee Harvey Oswald in connection with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The trial, memorialized in a superb two-disc DVD set, On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald, was before a sitting Texas federal district-court judge and a jury of Dallas citizens taken from the Dallas jury rolls. Although the trial was more than two-decades removed from the assassination, Bugliosi and Spence managed to get as witnesses many of the people who were at the assassination and its aftermath; none of the witnesses testifying in the trial were actors. The “trial” was in London, in a replica of a Texas federal courtroom, and both Bugliosi and Spence gave it their all—preparing as they would have for a real trial, and arguing their respective positions with the gusto for which each is justifiably famous. Ralph Adam Fine has taken the transcript of the two-disc DVD set and shown with his interleaved comments, as he has done with the O.J. Simpson, Martha Stewart, and Enron (Jeffrey Skilling and Ken Lay) trials, as well as a federal-court antitrust trial, how Bugliosi and Spence could have been better. The Oswald chapter, new for the sixth edition, will help all trial lawyers nail the winning techniques to be successful in the courtroom. The sixth edition also gives us Ralph Adam Fine’s special insights into the strategies and trial techniques of the prosecution and defense in the murder trial of Michael Peterson, memorialized in the six-hour DVD set, Death on the Staircase. Peterson was charged with killing his wife. He claimed at trial that she accidentally fell down the stairs in their Durham, North Carolina, mansion. This chapter, too, is new for the sixth edition How-To-Win Trial Manual and it shows what works and what does not work and why. It will help lawyers avoid the common traps that sink even the best “plans well laid.” The How-To-Win Trial Manual shows how to win by using your most powerful tool: The jury’s belief that you, the lawyer, know the “truth” of the case. Ralph Adam Fine also shows how to ask questions on both direct-examination and cross-examination so the jury will know the answers before the witnesses (whether lay or expert) respond. Simply put, if you phrase your questions so that the jury answers them the way you want, before your witnesses answer and irrespective of what your adversary’s witnesses may say on cross-examination, you will win! For a further explanation of Ralph Adam Fine's - and winning - techniques, as well as what other lawyers have said about The How To Win Trial Manual, visit his website www.win-your-trial.com Ralph Adam Fine shows you how to do all of this and more! You and your clients deserve no less!

Images With Impact

Author: Kerri L. Ruttenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634257411
Size: 53.50 MB
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Packed with hundreds of full-color graphics, Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals is a "must-have" for trial lawyers to help turn trial themes into visual images that juries are more likely to understand, believe, and remember. The book analyzes key visual communication tools such as maps, timelines, graphs and photos, addressing what works and why, and teaches graphic design basics to help presenters improve their own visuals. It also offers strategic tips for high and low-tech presentations, provides advice on spotting misleading visuals, and surveys federal and state law on demonstrative evidence across the country.

Creating Winning Trial Strategies And Graphics

Author: G. Christopher Ritter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634250856
Size: 43.31 MB
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This easy-to-read guide takes you step-by-step through the graphics process, with insight to simplify cases by filtering out what is distracting or unimportant. The guide is loaded with full-color illustrated examples.

Mock Trials

Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632813130
Size: 19.68 MB
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A mock trial may officially begin with opening statements, but experienced competitors know that the dialogue between counsel and the court beforehand can make or break their chances of prevailing. In this new edition of Mock Trials, the authors have added an entire new chapter ("Pretrial Matters") to explain the questions students should ask before a mock trial begins and why the answers to those questions are important. Just as in an actual trial, pre-trial matters do matter in mock trials because they can affect nearly every aspect of case preparation and presentation. First published in 2000, Mock Trials has become the leading textbook used by students and coaches to prepare for mock trial competitions. The Second Edition improves upon the first by providing students and coaches at every level with a complete step-by-step guide to preparing, presenting and winning a mock trial. Diagrams, charts and summaries, as well as sample fact scenarios, colloquies and arguments, are used to explain complicated concepts simply in an easy-to-follow and interesting manner. This textbook is specifically designed for use by pre-law and law students, but the legal and stylistic techniques it teaches remain applicable throughout lawyers' careers. For high school and undergraduate students competing in mock trials or considering a career in law, Mock Trials gives a solid overview of the conduct of a trial from start to finish. It's also perfect for mock trial coaches to use as a how-to guide. Topics addressed in this edition of Mock Trials include: • Understanding the law and how trials work • Organizing your trial binder • Discerning the material admissible facts and outlining your case • Devising a compelling theme and theory and telling a memorable story • Communicating effectively both verbally and nonverbally • Tailoring your presentation to bench trials versus jury trials • Getting the most mileage out of pretrial dialogue with the court • Understanding the rules of evidence and procedure • Planning out your direct and cross examinations • Laying foundations to admit all types of evidence • Making and responding to evidentiary objections • Drawing the sting and impeaching witnesses on bad facts • Examining and challenging experts effectively • Giving compelling opening statements and closing arguments

The Art Of Trial Warfare

Author: Michael S. Waddington
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523635894
Size: 15.97 MB
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Are you struggling to find your stride as a trial attorney? Do you fail, even when you know you are doing everything the "right" way? Then there is only one question to answer: Are you ready to live by a code and system that will work in any situation? Using Sun Tzu's revered The Art of War as a point of inspiration and reference, Michael Waddington offers up bite-size pieces of advice, snippets of strategy, and countless nuggets of wisdom he's accumulated over hundreds of trials. Instead of dwelling on the logistics and technicalities of trial practice, The Art of Trial Warfare illustrates the habits of a successful trial attorney. It speaks eloquently to the art of attack, of exploiting weaknesses, and of leveraging each success. After time, the wisdom becomes muscle memory, instilling habits that will improve any trial attorneys game. Trial is war. Trial lawyers would be well-served to dip into this handy resource time and time again. It serves as an excellent overall philosophy, as well as the ultimate pep talk.

Win Your Case

Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429909013
Size: 42.36 MB
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Gerry Spence is perhaps America's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently pitted against teams of lawyers thrown against him by major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial since l969. In Win Your Case, Spence shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in any arena-the courtroom, the boardroom, the sales call, the salary review, the town council meeting-every venue where a case is to be made against adversaries who oppose the justice you seek. Relying on the successful courtroom methods he has developed over more than half a century, Spence shows both lawyers and laypersons how you can win your cases as he takes you step by step through the elements of a trial-from jury selection, the opening statement, the presentation of witnesses, their cross-examinations, and finally to the closing argument itself. Spence teaches you how to prepare yourselves for these wars. Then he leads you through the new, cutting-edge methods he uses in discovering the story in which you form the evidence into a compelling narrative, discover the point of view of the decision maker, anticipate and answer the counterarguments, and finally conclude the case with a winning final argument. To make a winning presentation, you are taught to prepare the power-person (the jury, the judge, the boss, the customer, the board) to hear your case. You are shown that your emotions, and theirs, are the source of your winning. You learn the power of your own fear, of honesty and caring and, yes, of love. You are instructed on how to role-play through the use of the psychodramatic technique, to both discover and tell the story of the case, and, at last, to pull it all together into the winning final argument. Whether you are presenting your case to a judge, a jury, a boss, a committee, or a customer, Win Your Case is an indispensable guide to success in every walk of life, in and out of the courtroom.

Winning At Deposition

Author: D. Shane Read
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481104067
Size: 10.87 MB
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Winning at Deposition won the highest award available for legal publications: ACLEA's Award for Professional Excellence. The book won first prize from a field of over 300 entries submitted by continuing legal education publishers from across the USA. Written by the best-selling author of Winning at Trial, this book shows beginning and experienced attorneys how to win at deposition every time. With the first chapter explaining all the ins and outs of taking and defending a deposition, the remainder of the book reveals strategies that will help every lawyer vastly improve his deposition skills. Discover why much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong, learn how to beat an expert witness every time, get innovative advice on witness preparation, and master the secrets that guarantee success with argumentative lawyers and lying witnesses.Unlike any other book, this one teaches from transcripts and videos of actual depositions. You will learn from the skillful techniques---and memorable failures---that occurred at the most famous depositions of all time, those of President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and O.J. Simpson. It's all here, clearly explained in an easy-to-understand format. In addition, the book provides detailed analysis of video depositions located at the book's website www.winningatdeposition.com.

Winning Jury Trials Trial Tactics And Sponsorship Strategies Third Edition

Author: Robert H. Klonoff
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632814218
Size: 33.33 MB
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The Third Edition of Winning Jury Trials combines the same strong premise of its previous editions (evidence sponsorship) and the same strong theme (there is, in fact, a right way to teach trial skills) with many new features, including more detailed guidance on the critical questions of whether and when to impeach one's own witness with harmful material. This text, by Robert Klonoff and Paul Colby, takes a solid approach to evidence and focuses on issues such as: • Choosing witnesses • Introducing negative evidence • How to handle marginal evidence • Weaving the fundamental elements of your case into your evidence, for example, opening statements and cross-examination Winning Jury Trials explains the soundness of its tactics in simple and easy-to-remember principles, enabling the advocate familiar with those principles to make the right decisions on common dilemmas arising at trial without having to refer to any manual. No law student or litigator should be without this important work. Reviews "This is a book that should be introduced to the trial bar during meetings of trial lawyers. It should be read by every trial lawyer in the country." -Robert Hanley, Morrison & Forester