The Litigation Manual: Jury trials

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American Bar Association, 2008 - Law - 403 pages
In the courtroom, the jury is the best judge of how good a lawyer is. There is no secret formula to winning; some lawyers win more than others. Experience helps - your own and that of others. Learn from the experience of some of the country's preeminent trial lawyers and judges in The Litigation Manual: Jury Trials. This addition to the ABA's The Litigation Manual library takes you step-by-step through a jury trial. It will help you understand today's jurors, select the jurors you want and win them over through effective opening and closing statements and witness examinations. Find out how to tell an effective story to the jury and the do's and don'ts in the courtroom. The book provides concrete, time-proven techniques and innovative ideas. And it contains some of the best legal writing available-clear, informal and never dull.
 

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Contents

Judge or Jury A Judges Perspective John Zebrowski
11
Judge or Jury Other Points to Consider Jim Sullivan and Paul E McMeans
19
The Abridged Private Jury Trial Matthew L Larrabee and Richard DeNatale
25
Understanding Todays Jurors
41
Who Are Todays Jurors and How Do You Reach Them? Sonya Hamlin
43
Spotting Jurors Who Can Hurt Farrald G Belote
55
Psychological Anchors Influencing the Jury Donald E Vinson
65
Finding the Jurors You Want
73
HighTech Justice Chief Judge Mark W Bennett
205
Opening Statements
215
Advocacy in Opening Statements Weyman I Lundquist
217
Clear Openings in the Business Case Charles J Faruki
225
Opening Statement for the Defense in Criminal Cases Richard J Crawford
231
Witnesses
241
Selecting the Right Trial Witnesses Weyman I Lundquist
243
Managing the Dull Witnesses Jeffery H Kinrich
257

DoItYourself Voir Dire Mark R McGarry Jr
75
Adieu Voir Dire The Jury Questionnaire Matthew L Larrabee and Linda P Drucker
85
Instructing the Jury
95
A Road Map for Trial Counsel Sylvia Walbolt and Cristina Alonso
97
Verdict Strategy Frank Cicero Jr and Roger L Taylor
111
Winning Over the Jury
121
First Impressions Michael F Colley
123
Credibility Lance E Caughfield
131
Dos and Donts of Talking to the Jury Nelly N Khouzam
141
Thinking Like a Juror Weyman I Lunduist
149
Telling the Jury a Story
155
The Trial Lawyer as Storyteller Reviving an Ancient Art Benjamine Reid
157
Shaping the Case Weyman I Lundquist
167
The Case Concept G Marc Whitehead
177
Trying the Jury Case Courtroom Techniques
187
Avoiding the Big Sleep David C Weiner
189
How to Try a Jury Case A Judges View Patrick E Higginbotham
195
Effective Presentation of Experts Mark LD Wawro
269
The Economic Expert John L Jeffers
283
Complex Cases
289
How Jurors Respond to Complex Cases Terry Lunsford
291
Helping Jurors Understand Complex Cases John V Singleton and Miriam Kass
303
Winning the MegaCase Marathon James W Quinn
313
Closing Argument
321
Thoughts about Closing Argument Raymond W Bergan
323
A String of Pearls Patricia Lee Refo
329
Rhetoric in Closing Argument Daniel P Levitt
345
What You May Not Say to the Jury Timothy J Conner
357
After the Trial
369
Preserving and Assembling the Record for Appeal Getting Through the Mine Field James F Hewitt
371
Impeaching Jury Verdicts Ronald L Carlson
385
Second Trials Arthur D Austin
391
About the Editors and Contributors
401
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