"Jim McElhaney is like a fine wine—growing better with age. The latest edition of his book, an expanded version with 90 chapters, is truly some of his best work. He writes with such ease, his anecdotes are so insightful, you don’t even realize how much you are learning. His personal experience and practical tips are evident on every page. Trial lawyers should read this book from cover to cover, maybe twice." —Robert A. Clifford, Clifford Law Offices, Chicago, IL
Expanded, updated, and revised by the author, this new edition of Trial Notebook includes 30 years of James McElhaney’s clear, graceful, and entertaining writing. Nearly a third larger than the previous edition, the book now includes 90 chapters (covering everything from discovery through rebuttal) and provides you with techniques, tactics, and strategies for every stage of trial.
The author knows his subject better than anyone, as a practitioner and as a professor. The result is information, grounded in actual courtroom experience, that litigators want to read, can understand, will enjoy, and use daily in court. Used again and again by thousands of trial lawyers, Trial Notebook is certain to improve the effectiveness of your advocacy.
Chapter I: Planning to Win
Chapter II: Trial Preparation
Chapter III: Starting the Trial
Chapter IV: Evidence
Chapter V: Foundations and Objections
Chapter VI: Direct Examination
Chapter VII: Cross-Examination
Chapter VIII: Expert Witnesses
Chapter IX: Tactics and Techniques
Chapter X: The Language of Persuasion
Chapter XI: Final Argument
Chapter XII: Trial Practice
James W. McElhaney is the Baker & Hostetler Distinguished Scholar in Trial Practice at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Joseph C. Hutcheson Distinguished Lecturer in Trial Adovcacy at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.
Format: 6x9" Softcover Copyright: 2005 Pages: 792 ISBN: 978-1-59031-503-3 Publisher:American Bar Association