Trying the Case

Title

Trying the Case

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Description

The book is intended for:

• Attorneys who have never tried a case;
• Attorneys who have tried relatively few cases;
• and More experienced trial lawyers who would like to be more systematic in their presentation of cases or to be exposed to different approaches to trial practice.

The book covers:

• Opening Statements: Establishing the theme; How to strike the right emotional chord; Capturing the interest of the jury at the outset; Describing the applicable law; and Ending on the right note.
• Witness Preparation: Having the witness review her previous statements; Identifying problems; and Preparing the witness for cross examination.
• Direct Examination: Examination of expert and non-expert witnesses; and Dealing with potential problems in the testimony.
• Cross Examination: How to prepare and organize the testimony; How to frame questions and treat the witness appropriately; and Dealing with prior inconsistent statements.
• Exhibits: How to get an exhibit into evidence; Chain of custody; Limiting admissibility; Challenging the admissibility of exhibits.
• Objections: When and how to object; and Tactical considerations.
• Expert Witnesses: Whether to challenge an expert's qualifications; and Techniques for cross examining expert witnesses.
• Closing Argument: Completing the process of having the jury adopt your theme; Dealing with factual discrepancies; Organizing and discussing both sides of the case; Style and delivery; and Commonly asked questions.

ISBN

B0006R7JQU

Publication Date

1999

Publisher

MICPEL, The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers

City

Baltimore, MD

Keywords

law, trial, court, case, lawyer, evidence

Disciplines

Courts | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Evidence | Law | Legal Profession

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