“Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume’’ is intended to help new and seasoned lawyers who try cases — whether civil or criminal — to better understand the courtroom environment and how to thrive within it. The book sets forth a strategic method for any trial and provides the techniques to follow that strategy through every phase of the trial: opening statements, direct examinations and cross examinations, expert witnesses and summations.
The book will prove invaluable to any new lawyer who has fears about entering the courtroom. While law school teaches students the law and how to form an argument, “Trying Cases to Win” shows lawyers how to make the best case possible while instilling them with the skills to effectively frame their point in the courtroom. It will also help veteran attorneys burnish their skills and improve their interactions with judges, witnesses and members of the jury.
The book, which represents the gold standard in its field, grows out of Stern’s original five-volume masterwork published from 1991 to 2004. Stern first served as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan, conducting the grand jury investigation into the murder of Malcolm X. Later he served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice and as a federal judge in New Jersey for 13 years before retiring to private practice in 1987.
Saltzburg is the director of the master’s program in litigation and dispute resolution at George Washington University Law School and has served on its faculty since 1990. Together, Stern and Saltzburg founded The University of Virginia Law School Trial Advocacy Institute, now the National Trial Advocacy College at the university.
Title: “Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume”
Publisher: ABA Publishing
Product Code: 5090144
Size: 6 x 9
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