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xvi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Voir dire
  • Opening statement
  • Preparing witnesses : direct examination and cross examination
  • Cross examination
  • Expert witness
  • Using demonstrative exhibits and other aids
  • Closing argument
  • Court's charge
  • Jury research
  • Motions in limine
  • Know your audience
  • Judge's viewpoint
  • Trial lawyer's viewpoint
  • Appendix: Preparing witnesses for deposition
  • Appendix: Legal writing tips.
Two outstanding Texas trial lawyers-one now an equally respected district judge-have written On the Jury Trial, a "must have" reference for any trial lawyer aspiring to excellence or seeking to maintain it. Topics include voir dire, opening statement, preparing witnesses, cross examination, using exhibits, closing argument, jury research, and more, with excellent examples and "do's and don'ts" provided throughout. Think of this book as the senior law partner's memo to associates on how to really try a case.Looking for fly-on-the-wall insight into world-class trial preparation and strategy? Here it is. A behind-the-scenes tour of the inner workings of the judicial process? This book has you covered. Its combination of advice, illustration, and commentary is every bit as valuable as it is unique. Every litigator should have this book on the shelf, no matter the state in which they practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781574416992 20171211
Law Library (Crown)
xxix, 648 pages : illustrations, forms ; 26 cm.
  • Preface
  • The trial process
  • The psychology of persuasion
  • Jury selection
  • Opening statements
  • Direct examinations
  • Cross-examinsations
  • Exhibits and visual aids
  • Experts
  • Closing arguments
  • Evidentiary objections
  • Trial preparation and strategy
  • Bench trials and other contested hearings.
"[This book] covers all aspects of the trial process and provides...examples illustrating strategies for opening statements, jury selection, direct- and cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more. Extensive examples are clustered into three groups: personal injury, commercial, and criminal for ease in finding particular areas of trial practice."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xxv, 436 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • The stage : where do I sit?
  • The script : what do I say?
  • Prepare the play in a trial notebook
  • Prepare the players in the woodshed
  • Gather the props
  • Check out the audience
  • Thinning the audience : voir dire
  • Curtain up : the opening statement
  • Dialogue : examination of witnesses
  • The lawyer's part : evidence advocacy
  • Last scene : the closing argument.
The First Trial Nutshell is a fresh and unique approach to advocacy instruction. Concentrating on the overall approach to trying a case, it weaves persuasion and procedure to help lawyers and law students prepare for their first trials with confidence. Addressing everything from technology to where to sit and what to say it meshes the practical advice and "how to" instructions with sophisticated persuasive techniques. Small enough to be read in a single sitting, this book will serve as the perfect first primer and a continuing resource for experience litigators to read again before trial mediation or arbitration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634602709 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 261 pages ; 26 cm
  • Introduction to the courtroom
  • Analyzing the case for trial
  • The lawyer's courtroom demeanor
  • Jury selection
  • Opening statement
  • Direct examination
  • Cross-examination
  • Impeachment
  • Expert witnesses
  • Exhibits and illustrative aids
  • Making and responding to objections
  • Closing argument
  • Getting ready for trial.
Law Library (Crown)
xx, 300 pages, 8 pages of color plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Part I. Trial overview: Trial practice : a view from the bench / Joseph S. Kiefer
  • Trial elegance / Robert Feinberg
  • Brevity / Edward Casmere
  • Attire : your most overlooked secret weapon / Hon. Patricia Brown Holmes (ret.)
  • Don't expect to finish what you started / Jean L. Bertrand Part II. Pretrial strategy: Taking your case for a test drive : using mock juries to navigate the twists and turns before trial / Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy
  • Navigating data loss at trial / Robert Owen
  • Seeing is believing : using the video deposition of your opponent at trial / David T. Schultz
  • Living to fight another day : preserving the record for appeal / Mary-Christine (M. C.) Sungaila
  • Part III. Voir dire and the jury: Winning strategies during voir dire / Sawnie A. McEntire
  • The beast of burden / John S. Worden
  • Creating memories for the fact finder / Nicole D. Bearce
  • Confessions of a jury watcher / Jim Miller
  • Part IV. Trial: The art of the persuasive opening statement : finding your inner storyteller / Lewis S. Wiener and Ronald W. Zdrojeski
  • TV dramas, Aristotle, storytelling, and persuading a jury : practical considerations for effective trial visuals / W. Scott O'Connell
  • Deconstructing the key liability expert : strategy and secrets for successful cross-examination / Michael L. O'Donnell and LaMar F. Jost
  • The crash of flight 255 : cross-examining the impeccable scientific expert / Daniel J. Stephenson
  • Calling the eyewitness / Robert J. Squire
  • Feeding lions during closing argument / John Jerry Glas.
Law Library (Crown)
xxxi, 545 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Case analysis and storytelling
  • Trial tools
  • Persuasion theory
  • Direct examination
  • Cross-examination
  • Impeachment
  • Redirect examination and rehabilitation
  • Expert testimony
  • Objections
  • Foundations and exhibits
  • Electronic visuals
  • Opening statements
  • Final argument
  • Jury selection.
Law Library (Crown)

7. Trial practice [2014]

xxviii, 555, 11 pages : forms ; 26 cm
  • Case theory and story telling : trial advocacy
  • Evidence and objections
  • Jury selection
  • Appendix
  • Opening statement
  • Direct examination
  • Exhibit admission and the use of exhibits and visual presentations
  • Cross-examination
  • Impeachment
  • Expert testimony
  • Closing argument
  • Trial attorneys' keys to success.
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 426 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Inner advocacy
  • Solving problems
  • Telling stories
  • Mistakes, miscalculations, and lies
  • Trials : strategic choices
  • Direct examination : clarity and drama
  • Direct : credibility
  • Mad dogs and Englishmen : an introduction to cross examination
  • Friendly cross examination
  • Hostile cross
  • Closing argument : choices and mistakes
  • Closing : an illustration
  • Opening statement
  • Jury selection
  • Preparing your witnesses
  • Problem witnesses
  • Objections
  • Asking questions
  • A trial checklist, a review, or merely a badly placed preview
  • Appellate argument
  • Interviewing clients
  • Counseling clients
  • Planning investigations
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Taking depositions
  • Defending depositions
  • Negotiation : conceptual block-busting
  • Negotiation : in the trenches
  • Negotiating torts
  • Negotiating deals
  • Disputes about deals.
Provides expert advice that will help strengthen your trial and practice skills. Problem solving, legal writing and argument, case planning, and closing arguments are covered in this text. Also offers guidance for improving your office skills, interviewing techniques, discovery, negotiation, and counseling skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780314158840 20160618
Law Library (Crown)

9. Trial practice [1984 - ]

HeinOnline For assistance ask at the Stanford Law Library reference desk.
Law Library (Crown)

12. The Advocate [1973 - ]

v. ; 28 cm.
xxvii, 458 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Giving jurors what they want
  • How the jury reaches its verdict
  • How jurors are persuaded
  • The importance of your story
  • Graphic persuasion tools
  • Information architecture
  • Evidentiary considerations for trial graphics
  • Thirteen standard types of trial graphics
  • Specialized types of graphics for specific parts of trial
  • How to present your case.
Law Library (Crown)

14. The practical litigator [1990 - 2011]

1 online resource (22 volumes)
2, 2, 316 p. ; 20 cm.
Law Library (Crown)

16. Saiban [1951]

236 p. ; 18 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
6, 172 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiv, 306 p. ; 22 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 783 p. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xix, 266 pages ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)


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