Mcelhaney's Trial Notebook: Trial Notebook

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/30/2005
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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Trial Notebook offers hundreds of techniques and tactics for every stage of a trial's progress in spare, lively, memorable prose. You get strategies grounded in actual courtroom experience that will improve the effectiveness of your advocacy.

Table of Contents

Foreword to Fourth Editionp. ix
Foreword to Third Editionp. xi
Foreword to Second Editionp. xiii
Foreword to First Editionp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Planning to Winp. 1
The Qualities of Winnersp. 3
Picking the Right Fightp. 11
The Theory of the Casep. 17
The Real Lawp. 23
The Sense of Injusticep. 29
Persuasive Organizationp. 37
The Focus of Judgmentp. 43
An Introduction to Damagesp. 47
The Perry Mason Trapp. 55
Trial Preparationp. 61
The Trial Preparation Planp. 63
Powerful Pleadingsp. 69
Informal Investigationp. 75
Basic Deposition Techniquesp. 85
A Good Witnessp. 93
The Horse Shedp. 99
Trouble in the Horse Shedp. 111
Teaching Pigs to Singp. 119
The Trial Notebookp. 125
Final Preparationp. 135
Starting the Trialp. 141
The Credibility of the Lawyerp. 143
Humanizing the Clientp. 153
Angus on Jury Selectionp. 163
Goals for Opening Statementsp. 173
The Story Methodp. 181
Snapshotsp. 187
Evidencep. 195
The Big Ideasp. 197
Arguing Relevancep. 207
Opening the Doorp. 217
Getting the Evidence Inp. 229
Get It Admitted Some Other Wayp. 237
Character Evidence and Impeachmentp. 243
Character and Conductp. 257
An Outline on Hearsayp. 265
The Cleveland Exception to the Hearsay Rulep. 279
Business Recordsp. 297
State of Mindp. 309
Nine Ways to Use a Depositionp. 319
Neglected Rules of Evidencep. 329
Foundations and Objectionsp. 337
Making the Recordp. 339
Steps in Introducing Exhibitsp. 349
Foundationsp. 355
The Foundation Habitp. 371
Effective Objectionsp. 379
The Limine Trapp. 389
Direct Examinationp. 397
Bland and Canned Directp. 399
The Language of Examinationp. 403
Direct Questionsp. 407
Simple Directp. 415
The Art of Leadingp. 423
Cross-Examinationp. 431
Cross-Examination Choicesp. 433
The Real Purpose of Crossp. 441
Evasive Witnessesp. 449
The Witness Doesn't Rememberp. 457
Make Something Out of Itp. 465
Impeachment by Omissionp. 475
Expert Witnessesp. 483
The Law of Expertsp. 485
Fixing the Expert Messp. 497
Direct of Expertsp. 509
Learned Treatisesp. 517
Nine Ways to Cross-Examine an Expertp. 525
Tactics and Techniquesp. 535
Point of Viewp. 537
Linkingp. 543
Stealing Their Thunderp. 549
The Adverse Witnessp. 555
Taking the Standp. 561
Ploysp. 571
Trapsp. 577
Tangled in a Trapp. 587
Dealing with Dirty Tricksp. 593
The Blackboardp. 605
High-Tech Trialsp. 615
The Language of Persuasionp. 621
The Language of Obscurityp. 623
The Right Wordp. 629
The Stock Phrasesp. 637
Impactp. 649
Breaking the Spellp. 655
Making Memoriesp. 661
Final Argumentp. 667
The Law of Final Argumentp. 669
Analogies in Final Argumentp. 679
Dealing with Dishonestyp. 695
Damages versus Liabilityp. 701
Losing Argumentsp. 705
The Final Fivep. 711
Trial Practicep. 719
Dealing with Dogs-Getting Rid of Losersp. 721
Keeping the Client Happyp. 727
Motion Practice-Talking to the Judgep. 739
Fighting the Judgep. 745
Getting Along with Judgesp. 751
Settlement-The Walrus Factorp. 763
Maybe It's Time to Gop. 769
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