Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Persuasion / Edition 1

Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Persuasion / Edition 1

by Thomas A. Mauet
     
 

Does your current trial advocacy resource show how to develop a winning trial strategy? Thomas A. Mauet's new Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Persuasion leads readers, step by step, through the many elements necessary for persuasive litigation.

This realistic and practical work from the highly regarded leader in the field responds

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Overview

Does your current trial advocacy resource show how to develop a winning trial strategy? Thomas A. Mauet's new Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Persuasion leads readers, step by step, through the many elements necessary for persuasive litigation.

This realistic and practical work from the highly regarded leader in the field responds to significant changes in trial theory and practice:

  • recognition of the decisive role of the jurors' perspective, including how they process and evaluate people, information, and arguments, and how they reach collective decisions
  • the increased necessity of an effective opening statement and how to construct and deliver opening statements for maximum strategic value, with annotated examples from both the plaintiff's and the defendant's attorneys
  • the new importance of visuals, with an entire chapter dedicated to this crucial element of today's trials, including proven tips for developing a visual strategy and using visuals/electronic media in opening statements, closing arguments, and expert testimony

Tom Mauet draws on his extensive experience to set a strong foundation for practice by:

  • presenting a methodology for developing an effective trial strategy and preparing for trial
  • explaining and demonstrating the skills that must be developed and used in trials
  • sequencing topics in order of the stages of a jury trial
  • structuring the chapters in a consistent format: "The Law" lays out the legal framework for the chapter, generally a Rule (or Rules) of Evidence; "The Jury's Perspective" provides the sociological or psychological context; substantive sections provide the instruction
  • "Trial Notebook" describes the information to add to the notebook at each stage of the trial, and "Common Problems" point out recurring problem
  • including a CD-ROM that provides a trial notebook, video presentations of evidence (including interactive ones), and examples of opening statements, direct examination, and closing arguments for civil and criminal cases
  • ;creating an exceptionally helpful Teacher's Manual

An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/mauet_trials

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735551039
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
12/31/2004
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
621
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Persuasion1
Ch. 2Strategy, preparation, and organization15
Ch. 3Jury selection41
Ch. 4Opening statements85
Ch. 5Direct examinations121
Ch. 6Cross-examinations211
Ch. 7Exhibits and visual aids285
Ch. 8Experts389
Ch. 9Closing arguments457
Ch. 10Evidentiary objections519
Ch. 11Bench trials and other contested hearings565
AppFederal rules of evidence (as amended through December 1, 2003)577

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