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This treatise on the law and art of successful summation provides strategies and techniques of constructing a powerful and convincing closing argument to the jury. The treatise includes: discussion of the law of closing argument; illustrations of closing arguments from civil and criminal cases; and Legal maxims, quotations, aphorisms and proverbs for use in constructing tailored closing arguments. Authors: Jacob A. Stein, with Contributing Authors Dwight D. Murray and Lorenzo Cabantog
Legal Practice Database
Legal Practice contains documents focusing on legal practice and lawyering skills. Coverage varies by publication.
New York Trial Transcripts & Oral Arguments
Oral arguments from the NY Court of Appeals. Trial transcripts from the NY Supreme Court and U.S. District Courts.
An easy-to-read text on 21st century advocacy and persuasion with emphasis on winning with powerful and persuasive opening statements. Author(s): Dominic J. Gianna and Lisa A. Marcy
State & Federal Oral Arguments
State and Federal Oral Argument Transcripts Multibase is a multibase of transcripts of selected oral arguments heard in various state and federal courts throughout the United States. Transcripts of oral arguments heard in the United States Supreme Court are official transcripts. All other oral argument transcripts are unofficial transcripts derived from video or audio recordings of actual oral arguments.
Trial Transcripts & Oral Arguments
State and Federal Oral Argument and Trial Transcripts is a multibase of transcripts of selected oral arguments and trials. The oral arguments were heard in the various state and federal courts. Transcripts of oral arguments heard in the United States Supreme Court are official transcripts. All other oral argument transcripts are unofficial transcripts derived from video or audio recordings of actual oral arguments. The trial transcripts are from selected trials in various state and federal district courts and include opening statements, closing statements, voir dire, lay testimony, expert testimony, motion hearings or other related transcripts.
Opening and Closing Statements in New York State Supreme Court
A Practice Note discussing key issues surrounding opening statements and closing arguments in a civil trial in New York State Supreme Court. Specifically, this Note discusses applicable law and rules, the main purposes of opening statements and closing arguments, guidance on how to prepare, draft, and deliver effective opening statements and closing arguments, making and responding to objections, and the use of visual aids and demonstratives.
Opening Statements and Closing Arguments in Civil Jury Trials
A Practice Note discussing key issues surrounding opening statements and closing arguments in a federal civil trial. Specifically, this Note provides guidance on how to effectively deliver an opening statement and closing argument, including applicable rules, preparing for and drafting the presentations, making and responding to objections during opening and closing, the timing and order of the presentations, and related motions. Although this Note focuses on opening statements and closing arguments in federal civil trials, it may also assist counsel practicing in state court.
Criminal Law Advocacy
Explores the important techniques behind successful criminal law practice and offers specific guidelines for using the proper procedures. Checklists, sample forms, and real-life examples of testimony are included, with expert author commentary throughout.
Federal Criminal Trials
Definitive volume on federal criminal procedure, rules of evidence, and constitutional protections.Enhance your knowledge of the criminal trial process as it relates to constitutional protections, federal criminal procedure, rules of evidence, latest citations from all circuits, and complex pre- and post-trial issues.
Federal Litigation Guide
Federal civil litigation practice guide with 50 chapters covering federal civil procedure from the filing of the complaint through trial and appeal. Emphasis is on practice-oriented information and outline format to make information easily accessible. Providing federal litigators with the "voice of experience" of its highly qualified attorney authors (now overseen by Jenner & Block, LLC, Chicago), the Federal Litigation Guide emphasizes the practical, strategic aspects of federal court litigation-how to proceed throughout a federal case and how to use the federal rules and statutes to the litigator's best advantage.
Federal Trial Guide
Tools and strategies you need to effectively prepare your cases and win in federal court. The Federal Trial Guide is not only a timesaving preparation tool that's perfect to use in your office, it's also a thorough case organizer that you can bring right into court for quick access to winning materials. This resource gives you all you need to accurately plan and present entire cases with confidence.Throughout this resource, detailed checklists and scores of ready-to-use scripts and forms help you ensure that no important aspect of your case get overlooked, whether you are counsel for plaintiff or defendant.
Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis and Practice
Steven Lubet guides the beginning advocate from developing a winning case theory through all phases of trial. He explains how to present a case as a story, and how to tell the story to the jury powerfully and persuasively.Modern Trial Advocacy presents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills.
New York Criminal Practice
Provides unparalleled treatment of New York's substantive and procedural criminal law - from arraignment to appeals.