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McElhaney's Trial Notebook

McElhaney, James W. (Book - 2005)
McElhaney's Trial Notebook
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Trial Notebook offers hundreds of techniques and tactics for every stage of a trial's progress in spare, lively, memorable prose. You get strategies grounded in actual courtroom experience that will improve the effectiveness of your advocacy.
Authors: McElhaney, James W.
Title: McElhaney's trial notebook
Publisher: [Chicago] : Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, c2005.
Edition: 4th ed.
Characteristics: xix, 771 p. ;,23 cm.
Contents: The qualities of winners
Picking the right fight
The theory of the case
The real law
The sense of injustice
Persuasive organization
The focus of judgment
An introduction to damages
The Perry Mason trap
The trial preparation plan
Powerful pleadings
Informal investigation
Basic deposition techniques
A good witness
The horse shed
Trouble in the horse shed
Teaching pigs to sing
The trial notebook
Final preparation
The credibility of the lawyer
Humanizing the client
Angus on jury selection
Goals for opening statements
The story method
Snapshots
The big ideas
Arguing relevance
Opening the door
Getting the evidence in
Get it admitted some other way
Character evidence and impeachment
Character and conduct
An outline on hearsay
The Cleveland exception to the hearsay rule
Business records
State of mind
Nine ways to use a deposition
Neglected rules of evidence
Making the record
Steps in introducing exhibits
Foundations
The foundation habit
Effective objections
The Limine trap
Bland and canned direct
The language of examination
Direct questions
Simple direct
The art of leading
Cross-examination choices
The real purpose of cross
Evasive witnesses
The witness doesn't remember
Make something out of it
Impeachment by omission
The law of experts
Fixing the expert mess
Direct of experts
Learned treatises
Nine ways to cross-examine an expert
Point of view
Linking
Stealing their thunder
The adverse witness
Taking the stand
Ploys
Traps
Tangled in a trap
Dealing with dirty tricks
The blackboard
High-tech trials
The language of obscurity
The right word
The stock phrases
Impact
Breaking the spell
Making memories
The law of final argument
Analogies in final argument
Dealing with dishonesty
Damages versus liability
Losing arguments
The final five
Dealing with dogs-getting rid of losers
Keeping the client happy
Motion practice-talking to the judge
Fighting the judge
Getting along with judges
Settlement-the Walrus factor
Maybe it's time to go.
Local Note: 40
Alternate Title: Trial notebook
ISBN: 1590315030
Statement of Responsibility: James W. McElhaney
Subject Headings: Trial practice United States.
Topical Term: Trial practice
LCCN: 2005008493
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