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To Be a Trial Lawyer

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One of America's most renowned attorneys presents a comprehensive guide to preparing for a successful career in trial law. Bailey describes the basic skills of advocacy such as how to prepare a case, examine a witness and argue before a jury. The author provides extensive advice on how to harness the power of memory in the courtroom. This revised edition includes new information on the use of computer graphics at trials as well as an additional chapter on juries.

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Overview

One of America's most renowned attorneys presents a comprehensive guide to preparing for a successful career in trial law. Bailey describes the basic skills of advocacy such as how to prepare a case, examine a witness and argue before a jury. The author provides extensive advice on how to harness the power of memory in the courtroom. This revised edition includes new information on the use of computer graphics at trials as well as an additional chapter on juries.

An entertaining and informative look inside the workings of our justice system by the noted and controversial trial lawyer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471072560
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 What Trial Lawyers Do 1
2 What Kind of People Are Trial Lawyers? 15
3 A Command of the Language 31
4 The Memory 51
5 An Introduction to Evidence 61
6 What Preparation Really Means 79
7 Managing a Trial 97
8 Dealing with Judges 103
9 Working with a Jury 113
10 Calling a Witness 125
11 An Approach to Cross-Examination 135
12 Arguing to a Judge or Jury 169
13 What Appeals Are All About 187
14 Computers and Their Use in the Law 191
15 Juries 201
16 Going to Law School 207
17 Growing after Law School 219
Appendix: Murder Cases 1961-1994 229
Index 237
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