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Thoroughly updated and revised, Pretrial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy, Second Edition, provides an excellent conceptual and practical foundation for pretrial litigation. With a new page design that makes it user friendly for both teachers and students, it demonstrates the realities of law practice while maintaining an emphasis on case theory.

This Newly Revised Edition:

DVD with video of the crime scene, deposition demonstrations, computer animations, and software slideshow
Checklists at the end of each chapter for easy reference and teachability
CD with Case Files for civil and criminal cases with realistic document
New Teacher's Manual, including a CD with Actors Guide (Witness materials for role-play of the Assignments)
Website for faculty and students: digital downloads, faculty teaching tools and discussion, articles on pretrial and trial advocacy, settlement, and links to software

New Chapters in the Second Edition:

Taking and Defending Depositions, with effective techniques and strategies
Discovery with E-Discovery emphasis
Creating Visuals: for pretrial, trial and settlement featuring technological innovations
77 Assignments for student role-play performance and Discussion Questions featuring Daubert issues and diverse expert witness fields
Up-to-date ethical considerations based on the ABA Model Rules are included in the text and assignments

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735590236
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 2/19/2010
  • Series: Coursebook Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 698
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

• Entering the Advocate's World
• Formulating the Case Theory
• Developing the Case Theory
• Forging the Attorney-Client Relationship
• Counseling the Client
• Witness Interviewing
• Strategic Pleading
• Creating a Coordinated Discovery Plan
• Taking and Defending Depositions
• Creating Visuals
• Pretrial Motion Advocacy
• Negotiating the Best Disposition
• Alternative Dispute Resolution


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