Fundamental Pretrial Advocacy: A Strategic Guide to Effective Litigation
"This text helps students master the skills necessary to fully represent a client during all stages of the pretrial process. It holistically covers the applicable law, the pertinent skill involved, and the most persuasive means of presenting arguments. The book addresses common issues that arise during the formation of the attorney-client relationship, case analysis and preparation, the pretrial investigative process, witness preparation, informal discovery, formal discovery, motions, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation."--Publisher's website.
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