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author   LinkMcElhaney, James.
title   McElhaney’s trial notebook / by James McElhaney. 
edition   4th ed.
published   [Chicago] : Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, c2005.
description   xix, 767 p. ; 23 cm.
all locations   Availability
location   UB Law LibraryLibrary Info Stacks | KF8915.A2 M33 2005 Holdings  Availability
location   Thurgood Marshall Law LibraryLibrary Info General Stacks | KF8915.Z9 M25 2005 Holdings  Availability
other title   Trial notebook
contents   The qualities of winners -- Picking the right fight -- The theory of the case -- The real law -- The sense of injustice -- Persuasive organization -- The focus of judgment -- An introduction to damages -- The Perry Mason trap -- The trial preparation plan -- Powerful pleadings -- Informal investigation -- Basic deposition techniques -- A good witness -- The horse shed -- Trouble in the horse shed -- Teaching pigs to sing -- The trial notebook -- Final preparation -- The credibility of the lawyer -- Humanizing the client -- Angus on jury selection-- Goals for opening statements -- The story method -- Snapshots -- The big ideas -- Arguing relevance -- Opening the door -- Getting the evidence in -- Get it admitted some other way -- Character evidence and impeachment -- Character and conduct -- An outline on hearsay -- The Cleveland exception to the hearsay rule -- Business records -- State of mind -- Nine ways to use a deposition -- Neglected rules of evidence -- Making the record -- 
  Steps in introducing exhibits -- Foundations -- The foundation habit -- Effective objections -- The Limine trap -- Bland and canned direct -- The language of examination -- Direct questions -- Simple direct -- The art of leading -- Cross-examination choices -- The real purpose of cross -- Evasive witnesses -- The witness doesn’t remember -- Make something out of it -- Impeachment by omission -- The law of experts -- Fixing the expert mess -- Direct of experts -- Learned treatises -- Nine ways to cross-examine an expert -- Point of view -- Linking -- Stealing their thunder -- The adverse witness -- Taking the stand -- Ploys -- Traps -- Tangled in a trap -- Dealing with dirty tricks -- The blackboard -- High-tech trials -- The language of obscurity -- The right word -- The stock phrases -- Impact -- Breaking the spell -- Making memories -- The law of final argument -- Analogies in final argument -- Dealing with dishonesty -- Damages versus liability -- Losing arguments -- 
  The final five -- Dealing with dogs-getting rid of losers -- Keeping the client happy -- Motion practice-talking to the judge -- Fighting the judge -- Getting along with judges -- Settlement-the Walrus factor -- Maybe it’s time to go.
subjects   LinkTrial practice -- United States.
format   Book
ISBN   1590315030

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