ABA Publications: Juries and Trials

The Litigation Manual: Jury Trials

Edited By Weyman I. Lundquist and Alyson Pytte The Litigation Manual has been valued as much for its refreshing style as its practical, how-to approach. This addition to The Litigation Manual library focuses on jury trials. The book takes you step-by-step through the stages of a jury trial, providing concrete, time-proven techniques and innovative ideas from many of the country’s preeminent trial lawyers and judges. And it contains some of the best legal writing available-clear, informal and never dull. Read it and you will learn how to deal more effectively with the situations you face in a jury trial.

Vouching: A Defense Attorney’s Guide to Witness Credibility, Law and Strategy

By Donna Lee Elm This one-of-a-kind book supplies all you need to know about the sometimes misunderstood concept of vouching. In fifteen chapters you’ll find the topic of vouching covered from every angle, backed up with relevant case citations whenever applicable. You’ll discover when it’s permissible, and when it’s prohibited. You’ll get a cleared picture of where the illusive grey areas lie, and learn to recognize when it’s been crossed. If you are a trial lawyer, prosecution or defense, you need this book to help establish your expertise in the sometimes confusing area of vouching.

Convincing the Judge: Practical Advice for Litigators

By Cecil C. Kuhne III Learn what judges like and do not like and how to deal with the judge throughout the entire litigation process. This book distills the advice of judges to practitioners appearing in their courtrooms and provides practical advice on case management, all phases of trial, and appeals. It also explains the judicial role and suggests tips for dealing with a difficult judge.

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