Surveying the Courtroom: A Land Expert's Guide to Evidence and Civil Procedure / Edition 2

Surveying the Courtroom: A Land Expert's Guide to Evidence and Civil Procedure / Edition 2

by John Briscoe John Briscoe
ISBN-10:
047131840X
ISBN-13:
9780471318408
Pub. Date:
08/12/1999
Publisher:
Wiley
ISBN-10:
047131840X
ISBN-13:
9780471318408
Pub. Date:
08/12/1999
Publisher:
Wiley
Surveying the Courtroom: A Land Expert's Guide to Evidence and Civil Procedure / Edition 2

Surveying the Courtroom: A Land Expert's Guide to Evidence and Civil Procedure / Edition 2

by John Briscoe John Briscoe

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Overview

An outstanding reference that demystifies the legal process forexpert witnesses in land and natural resource disputes

A vast and complex body of laws surrounds the ownership anddisposition of land resources today—so it is no wonder that landexperts who assist in land and natural resource disputes often findthemselves grappling with the challenging intricacies of the modernlegal process. This book offers a vital road map through thelabyrinth of civil laws and procedures that professionals whoassist in such cases must navigate.

In Surveying the Courtroom, Second Edition, John Briscoeexplains—in plain English—all pertinent rules of evidence andprocedure. From the filing of a complaint to its resolution, heguides you through each phase of a land or natural resourcelawsuit, clearly describing the land expert's role at each stepalong the way. He supplies numerous fascinating and instructivecase studies and vignettes to illustrate his points and to betterprepare you for crucial developments that may arise during thecourse of a trial. He also provides copious references toapplicable codes, statutes, and court decisions, making it easierfor you to find the resources needed to verify or refute points, orto arrive at a more profound understanding of a particularsubject.

Surveying the Courtroom, Second Edition is an indispensable workingresource for land surveyors, title abstractors, propertyappraisers, geologists, hydrologists, geographers, oceanographers,civil and environmental engineers, and all other professionals whoare called upon to help courts reach decisions in land and naturalresource disputes.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471318408
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/12/1999
Series: Wiley Series in Surveying and Boundary Control , #6
Edition description: REV
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 789,426
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JOHN BRISCOE is a senior partner at Washburn, Briscoe &McCarthy in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

THE RULES OF EVIDENCE.

Relevance.

Documentary Evidence.

The Rule Against Hearsay, or, Perhaps, the Rules PermittingHearsay.

The Rule Requiring Personal Knowledge.

Of Proof and Other Burdens.

Presumptions.

Privileges: Must the President's Wife Tesify Also?

How to Prove the Earth Is Round: The Notion of JudicialNotice.

The Opinion Rule and Expert Testimony.

THE PROCEDURE OF A CIVIL CASE.

The Pleading and Motion Stages.

The Age of Discovery.

Trial.

Post-Trial Proceedings in the Trial and Appellate Courts.

Appendices.

Table of Cases.

Index.

Postscript.

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