A treatise on American advocacy: based upon the standard English treatise, entitled Hints on advocacy, by Richard Harris. All new matter added being such as conforms peculiarly to American practice ... while the best features of the English book have been retained; more than one-half of the present volume being new and original matter. Enl., completely rev. and Americanized

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Central Law Journal Company, 1904 - Law - 295 pages
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Contents

Effect of Defendant Praising His Own Witnesses
38
CHAPTER IV
41
The Fewest Possible Questions and Interruptions
42
Proper an 1 Improper Questions
43
Irritable and Unintelligible Questioning
44
Order of Time to be Observed in Eliciting Evidence
46
Cautioning Witnesses About Rules of Evidence
47
Leading a Witness
48
Verbose Questions to be Avoided
49
CHAPTER V
50
Dangers of CrossExamination
51
Good Temper of the CrossExaminer
54
Prejudice and Other Hostile Motives on the Part of the Witness to be Emphasized on CrossExamination
56
Manner Style and Tone of Voice
58
Asking Questions Liable to Call Forth Adverse Replies
60
CrossExamination of Evasive and Hostile Witnesses
62
In Conclusion
63
RE EXAMINATION
65
CHAPTER VII
72
CHAPTER IX
88
CHAPTER X
106
CrossExainination by the DefenseDrawing Out an Opposing Witness
115
CrossExamination by the DefenseHow to Handle Hostile Witnesses
116
Whether or Not Witnesses Should be Called or Case Sub mitted on States Evidence
117
Closing Address for the DefenseCalling Attention to Absence of Motive on Part of Accused IIS 109 Closing Address for the DefenseCalling Attention
118
Motive of Prosecuting Witness
119
Closing Address for the DefenseExplaining Away Diffi cult and Awkward Points in the Evidence
120
Closing Address for the DefenseEmphasizing Good Character of Accused
121
Closing Address for the DefenseGeneral Considerations
122
CHAPTER XI
124
The Flippant Witness
129
The Dogged Witness
131
The Hesitating Witness
133
The Nervous Witness
134
llu The Witness Partly True and Partly False
135
The Stupid Witness
136
The SemiProfessional Witness
137
The Official Witness
138
The Policeman as a Witness
139
The Truthful Witness
141
Proper and Improper Openings
157
What Witnesses Should be Called and in What Order
159
How to Take Care of the Weak Point in a Case
163
Admissions by Counsel or His Client
164
Calculating the Value of the Evidence or the Verdict of the Jury 105
165
Adaptation and Arrangement of the Evidentiary Forces in the Closing Address 100
166
The CourtOvercoming he Preconceptions of the Judge
167
How to Meet an Unscrupulous and IllNatured Opponent
168
Danger in Wandering from the Main Point
170
CHAPTER XIII
173
Addressing the CourtRequisites and Value of Oral Argument 177
177
Addressing the CourtDiscussion of Principle versus the Citation of Authority 17
179
Addressing the CourtInterruptions by the Court
181
Addressing the JuryA Temperate Style Before a Jury
184
Addressing the JuryWinning the Master Mind of the Jury
185
Addressing the JuryOratory Before a Jury
186
Forensic EloquenceIts Value and Requisites
187
Forensic EloquenceGenius or Hard Work as a Requisite
188
Forensic EloquenceMental Absorption and Concentra tion
191
Forensic EloquenceThe Value of a Personal Inquisition
192
Forensic EloquenceHow to Meet an Attack
194
Forensic EloquenceIMscussion of Adverse Authorities
195
ElocutionCultivation of the Powers of Speech
199
CHAPTER XIV
206
CHAPTER XV
238
CompensationRegulating the Amount of the Fee
240
CompensationContingent Fees
242
CompensationWhen an Advocate May Contract for His Services on a Salary Basis
245
AdvertisingGeneral Considerations
246
AdvertisingLegal Directories and Newspaper Noto riety
247
AdvertisingDivorce Advertising
249
AdvertisingPolitics as an Advertising Medium
251
AdvertisingSocial Acquaintance and Club Life
252
AdvertisingPretending to be Learned or Whelmed With Business
253
AdvertisingEmployment of Runners
254
AdvertisingBuying Up Causes of Action
256
AdvertisingStealing Another Attorneys Practice
257
AdvertisingThe Final Test of Advertising Methods
258
APPENDIX
261
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