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This text is designed to assist students in identifying, developing and mastering the fundamental skills necessary to fully represent a client through out all stages of the pretrial process. The 2nd Edition of Fundamental Pretrial Advocacy focuses on teaching the skill, law and art of pretrial advocacy through the lens of civil practice. It covers all of the activities associated with representing clients during the pretrial stages of litigation. The relevant rules of Civil Procedure and Professional Conduct come alive when discussed in the context of what practicing attorneys must do during this stage of representing clients. Fully updated with all recent rule changes, the 2nd edition delves deeper into the process, with additional materials covering discovery, interrogatories, and electronically stored information. It is an excellent stand alone course book for pretrial litigation courses, and an excellent secondary source for civil procedure courses. This text teaches the law in the context of representing clients - utilizing the best methods of 21st century legal instruction.