Litigation and Trial Practice

Litigation and Trial Practice

Litigation and Trial Practice for the Legal Assistant, sixth edition provides comprehensive coverage of the civil litigation practice for paralegals. This thoroughly revised text covers the litigation process from the pre suit investigation to the appeal. The text provides detailed information on how to assist the attorney at each phase as well as why each step is important to the clients success. Important topics such as litigation principles, lawyer and client relationship and ethics, gathering evidence, depositions, preparation for a civil trial, structure of a civil trial, judgments, appeals, and more are discussed in detail. A case study feature appears throughout the book and provides valuable opportunities for students to learn the practical, real life application of the concepts presented. The book also provides samples of the documents a litigation paralegal will most often be required to prepare. From the complaint and answer, to responses, to written discovery, to simple motions, this resource provides samples that a paralegal can readily adapt to real situations. Other special features of the text include chapter summaries that provide a quick overview of each topic, but with sufficient detail to really help the reader to understand the big picture of each chapter; and highlighted key terminology unique to litigation. A complete resource for the paralegal student, this book will also serve as a reference legal assistants can keep in their library for years to come. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Litigation and Trial Practice for the Legal Assistant

Litigation and Trial Practice for the Legal Assistant

This is the definitive civil litigation book for paralegals. It covers all phases of litigation from the initial client conference to enforcement of judgments. The authors objective is to make paralegals full members of the litigation team, so they understand what is happening and why. Paralegals should feel as though they are contributors, not merely assisting. Therefore, the emphasis is on judicial procedures and rules of law, not generic law office procedures. The book explains important concepts such as jurisdiction, legal duty, cause of action, proximate cause and damages. It explains how an action is commenced and prosecuted, including pleadings, motions, pretrial conferences and trials. It brings together important subjects such as investigation, discovery, and experts. It explains how attorneys go about preparing for trial beginning with development of a legal theory, conducting legal analysis of claims and defenses, and developing trial strategies. Special attention is given to federal and state courts rules of civil procedure, so paralegals can understand and apply them. As chapters unfold, the book gives readers the opportunity to apply their new knowledge to various aspects of a hypothetical case. This book will also serve as a reference work which most paralegals will keep in their libraries for years to come.

Judgment Enforcement Practice and Litigation

Judgment Enforcement Practice and Litigation

Winning a judgment is only the first step in obtaining your damages.This one-volume work presents a concise treatment of judgment enforcement practice from discovery to execution. You'll discover how to find, freeze, and collect hidden assets; how to obtain information on the assets available; plus how to prepare and file enforcement-related pleadings and documents. Also included are tips and strategies for effectively executing all judgments. The book includes a detailed discussion of the federal judgment enforcement provisions and strategies for international executions.

Pretrial Litigation

Law, Policy, and Practice

Pretrial Litigation


Nine Principles of Litigation and Life

Nine Principles of Litigation and Life

Michael Tigar, of Washington, D.C., is widely regarded as a top trial lawyer. In this book, Tigar reflects on the principles of action that are needed in litigation and in life. Anyone wishing to communicate and lead effectively will find this to be a valuable resource

Courtroom Psychology and Trial Advocacy

Courtroom Psychology and Trial Advocacy

An invaluable resource for experienced trial attorneys, inexperienced trial attorneys looking to advance to the next level of trial practice, and corporate counsel who handle litigation, this book looks at the role courtroom psychology plays in modern trial practice. It covers the essentials of trial practice, including jury selection, opening and closing statements, and questioning witnesses, as well as the key aspects of arbitration hearings and mediations. But what makes this book different from basic trial advocacy primers is its attention to the results of decades of scientific research relating to courtroom psychology (or persuasion psychology). This area concerns how and why jurors, judges, and arbitrators make decisions and how they are influenced. This book examines the role persuasion psychology plays in modern trial practice and how lawyers can use it to their advantage.

Elements of Trial Practice

Hundreds of Techniques and Tips for Trial Lawyers

Elements of Trial Practice

An invaluable guide for the trial attorney. To win at trial, you must present your case clearly, simply, persuasively, and fairly, while you undermine your adversary's case in the same manner. Achieving excellence in trial advocacy is a lifelong pursuit. Nevertheless, trial skills and a basic understanding of this art can be learned, beginning with this book. Short and persuasive, this book wastes no words. You'll discover how to select a favorable jury, prepare your witnesses, deliver powerful opening statements, conduct an effective direct examination, cross-examine any witness, introduce exhibits, impeach their witnesses, control consulting experts, and win the case on summation. Elements of Trial Practice, Second Edition will become your essential, instant-access reference for trial. This new edition includes expansions, revisions and updates. Armed with its many valuable techniques, you will approach trial practice with new enthusiasm and confidence.