Once again, Thomas Mauet, a renowned expert in the field, charts a course for students through the many tasks leading up to a civil trial. PRETRIAL, Fourth Edition, prsents a methodology for case preparation, reviews a methdology for case preparation, reviews the procedural rules, and describes the approaches a litigator needs to utilize before and during each stage.
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superb authorship - Tom Mauet's Trial Techniques has been phenomenally succesful, and all his books are extremely effective in clinical courses
accessible style - the highly readable text breaks down each aspect of the process into small, discrete pieces that are easy to understand
skillful use of examples and documents to make the materials come alive
careful step-by-step coverage of the practical implications of pleadings, discovery, and motions
What's new in PRETRIAL, Fourth Edition?
revised and expanded section on summary judgment, settlement, and negotiation
more emphasis on ethical rules applicable to litigators
recent developments in statutory and case law incorporated throughout the text
new examples of the 'wrong way' to litigate, help students avoid common errors
additional examples of documents and strategies
If you're not already using the most effective, most accessible pretrial text, it's time to examine PRETRIAL, Fourth Edition, and reconsider your course materials. No other text does such an outstanding job of preparing students for the transition from the classroom to practice.
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INTRODUCTION TO LITIGATION
INFORMAL FACT INVESTIGATION
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