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Opening Statements and Closing Arguments: Making Your Case: Westlaw and Lexis Databases

A collection of online resources, including particular trials, trial skills materials, databases, and relevant journals and news.


Closing Arguments 2d (CLOSAG),  Jacob A. Stein

Opening Statements (OPSTAT),  Dominic J. Gianna

State and Federal Oral Argument and Trial Transcripts Multibase (TRANSCRIPTS-ALL)

New York Oral Argument and Trial Transcripts (NY-TRNSCRPTS-ALL)

BNA Litigation Materials, including  ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct (ABA-BNA), BNA Class Action Litigation Report (BNA-CLASSLR), BNA Criminal Law Reporter (BNA-CRIMLR), BNA Product Liability Daily (BNA-PLD), BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter Reports (BNA-PSLR), BNA Toxics Law Reporter (BNA-TLR), and BNA United States Law Week

The Legal Practice Database (LAWPRAC) contains documents focusing on legal practice and lawyering skills.


Federal Litigation Guide (FEDLIT)

Combined National Institute for Trial Advocacy Files (NITA), including Logic for Lawyers: A Guide to Clear Legal Thinking, Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis and Practice, Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials, Winning on Appeal: Better Briefs and Oral Argument, and more

The Trial Practice Guide (TPRACG)

Effective Closing Argument, (ECLOSE) Peter C. Lagarias

Bender's Federal Trial Guide (FEDTRG)

Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis and Practice (MODADV)

Trying the Case (MICPEL) 

Criminal Law Advocacy (CRMADV)

Federal Criminal Trials (FDCRTR)

New York Criminal Practice (NYCRPR)