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Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis and Strategy

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Edition: 4th ed., 2015
Author(s): Berger, Mitchell, Clark


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Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy is completely revised and updated to reflect today’s criminal and civil trial practice. It presents premier trial principles and strategies as well as state-of-the-art trial technology for every phase from trial preparation through closing argument. Planning techniques for developing and using case theories and themes are explained in depth. An accompanying DVD that shows model trial performances by experienced trial lawyers, a movie of the crime scene, and trial animations makes Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy an outstanding, indispensable resource for law students and practicing trial lawyers. Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy includes:

A DVD with a model trial based on a real case and, introduced by leading true crime author Ann Rule; a movie of the crime scene and trial animations;
Trial persuasion principles applicable to all stages of trial;
Trial preparation, planning and strategies;
Up-to-date ethical boundaries for trial lawyers based on the ABA Model Rules;
Cross-examination: methodology for constructing persuasive examination;
Trial motions: drafting and arguing, includes a model motion;
Jury selection: strategies for developing rapport and analyzing prospective jurors;
Jury instructions: models for writing and using jury instructions;
Courtroom positioning for the trial lawyer with illustrations and photographs.

Table of contents includes:
Chapter 1. Today’s Trial Lawyer;
Chapter 2. Trial Persuasion Principles;
Chapter 3. Case Theory & Theme Development;
Chapter 4. Trial Motion Advocacy;
Chapter 5. Making and Meeting Objections;
Chapter 6. Jury Selection: The Two-Way Exchange;
Chapter 7. Opening Statement Storytelling;
Chapter 8. Exhibits and the Visual Trial;
Chapter 9. Direct-Examination: Building the Case;
Chapter 10. Cross-Examination: Concession-Seeking;
Chapter 11. Experts: Yours and Theirs;
Chapter 12. Jury Instructions: The Jury’s Law;
Chapter 13. Closing Argument: The Art of Argument.


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Format Paperback
Author Berger, Mitchell, Clark
ISBN 9781454841531
Edition 4th ed., 2015
Publisher Aspen Publishing