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This widely adopted book explains fundamental advocacy, skills, values, and relationships for students in advocacy, clinical, and skills courses. The chapters comprehensively explore planning and preparation, procedures and motions, evidence and objections, direct and cross examinations, the use of exhibits, opening statements and summation, jury selection, and verdicts and appeals. These chapters enable students to become highly competent, responsible, and ethical trial lawyers. They will learn how to effectively prepare and present civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts and to appear in judicial, arbitral, and administrative law forums. This Fourth Edition covers the strategies, tactics, and techniques applicable to effective advocacy and provides examples and illustrations of successful trial lawyers. Novel materials include the evidentiary impact of electronic information, the latest computer generated exhibits, new foundations for the introduction of emails and social network communications, and innovative approaches to modern trial practice A handy Supplement contains the federal rules of evidence and the selected federal rules of civil procedure. This unique Supplement also includes complete transcripts of a civil jury trial, an arbitration, and an administrative law hearing. Students can easily read and visualize how cases are tried before a jury, an arbitrator, and a judge. No other advocacy text provides the extensive examples and insightful comments essential to becoming a well-rounded and successful advocate. Professors Haydock and Sonsteng draw upon their extensive experience in practice and teaching to create a superb law school text that students will retain for their professional life after law school.