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On Trial - Advocacy Skills Law and Practice, 2nd Edition

This practical guide helps you develop winning courtroom techniques and strategies. From the opening address to the final argument, it provides authoritative solutions, useful examples, detailed instruction, and methods of successful preparation.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433460343

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This practical guide helps you develop winning courtroom techniques and strategies. From the opening address to the final argument, it provides:

  • authoritative solutions to potential legal and practical problems that may arise during trial
  • useful examples of how to elicit evidence and damage witness credibility
  • detailed instruction on how to conduct examinations-in-chief, cross-examinations and arguments
  • methods of successfully preparing witnesses for trial.


This new edition features a number of new and reorganized chapters including new material on:

  • The selection and presentation of a credible - and winning - theory of a case
  • The selection, organization and use of documents at trial
  • Demonstrative evidence - admissibility, laying the proper foundation, distinguishing between demonstrative evidence and demonstrative aids and the admissibility of videotapes, computer reconstruction and models
  • Objections - when to object and when not to, timing and forms of objections
  • Plus a major new section specifically devoted to expert witnesses - including who qualifies and the trial court's "gatekeeper" function, the subject matter of expert testimony, retaining and preparing expert witnesses and direct and cross-examination of experts


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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
PART I: THEORY OF THE CASE
Chapter 2: Theory of the Case and Related Themes
PART II: DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE AND EXHIBITS
Chapter 3: The Organization and Use of Documents at Trial
Chapter 4: Demonstrative Evidence
PART III: OPENING ADDRESS
Chapter 5: The Law Governing Jury and Non-Jury Addresses
Chapter 6: The Plaintiff's Opening Address
Chapter 7: The Defendant's Opening Address
Chapter 8: Non-jury Openings
PART IV: DIRECT EXAMINATION
Chapter 9: Preparation of a Lay Witness to Give Evidence at Trial
Chapter 10: Examination-In-Chief: The Law
Chapter 11: Refreshing the Memory of a Witness
Chapter 12: The Conduct of a Direct Examination
PART V: CROSS EXAMINATION
Chapter 13: The Right to Cross-Examine
Chapter 14: The Rule in Browne v. Dunn
Chapter 15: The Boundaries of Cross-Examination
Chapter 16: Limitations on the Right to Cross-Examine
Chapter 17: The Collateral Facts Rule
Chapter 18: Cross-Examination of a Party's Own Witness: Hostility, Adversity and Prior Inconsistent Statements
Chapter 19: Cross-Examination of an Adversary's Witness Upon a Prior Inconsistent Statement
Chapter 20: Cross-Examination Upon Previous Convictions
Chapter 21: Obtaining Documents at Trial in Aid of Cross-Examination
Chapter 22: Executing a Winning Cross Examination
PART VI: EXPERT WITNESSES
Chapter 23: Law Regarding Expert Witnesses
Chapter 24: Preparation of an Expert Witness
Chapter 25: Expert Witnesses: The Qualifying Process
Chapter 26: The Direct Examination of an Expert Witness
Chapter 27: Cross-Examination of Experts
PART VII: RE-EXAMINATION
Chapter 28: Re-Examination: The Abused Art
Chapter 29: Objections
Chapter 30: The Law Governing Closing Addresses
Chapter 31: Closing Addresses