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McElhaney's trial notebook

Author: James W McElhaney
Publisher: [Chicago] : Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W McElhaney
ISBN: 1590315030 9781590315033
OCLC Number: 58604829
Description: 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.
Other Titles: Trial notebook
Responsibility: James W. McElhaney.

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