GPSolo Magazine - Oct/Nov 2003

Resource Roundup

Looking for additional resources? Take a look at these ABA publications. Prices may vary depending on section membership. For additional information or to order these books, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at

Going to Trial: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trial Practice and Procedure , 2d ed.
Daniel I. Small, Editor (ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division; 1999; PC 5150277; $99.95; GP member price $89.95)
This comprehensive guide to trial practice and procedure is a single-volume reference for each step in the trial process, including summarizing objectives, strategizing, drafting closing argument, perfecting techniques, and more.

Preparing Witnesses: A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Their Clients
By Daniel I. Small (ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division; 1998; PC 5150272; $69.95; GP member price $59.95)
This highly readable text contains real-world examples and clearly planned exchanges illustrating key points for witnesses to remember. A time-saving handout is included on diskette, which quickly adapts to suit any client's situation as an integrated part of the preparation process.

Examining Witnesses , 2d ed.
By Michael E. Tigar (ABA Section of Litigation; 2003; PC 5310329; $125)
This updated and expanded second edition provides the theory, techniques, and strategy needed to use witnesses effectively in trial. Practical and comprehensive, it covers virtually every situation you are likely to encounter.

The Winning Argument
By Ronald Waicukauski, Paul Mark Sandler, and JoAnne Epps(ABA Section of Litigation; 2001; PC 5310300; $54)
In this book three experienced trial lawyers provide you with practical approaches, insightful analysis, and compelling strategies to make your argument—before a judge, jury, colleague, or in mediation—persuasive and effective.

Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom, Monograph No. 6
By Cynthia H. Cwik and John L. North (ABA Section of Science & Technology Law; 2003; PC 5450031; $80)
This easy-to-read monograph provides quick access to the governing expert evidence rules in each of the federal and state courts throughout the United States. The book also includes in-depth commentary on the qualifications and increased scrutiny of experts, and the jurors' perception of expert testimony.


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