Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection

Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury


Author: Jeffrey T. Frederick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781641050265

Category: Law

Page: 744

View: 1519

This is a valuable guide to help understand effective voir dire and jury selection strategies, and then to adapt these strategies to the unique circumstances faced in trial jurisdictions.

Preparing Witnesses

A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Their Clients


Author: Daniel I. Small

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590313794

Category: Law

Page: 183

View: 3761

This new book has been expanded with over 10 new chapters including The Party Witness, The Expert Witness, The Physician as Witness and the Criminal Defendant.

Going to Trial

A Step-by-step Guide to Trial Practice and Procedure


Author: Daniel I. Small

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781570737237

Category: Law

Page: 298

View: 2300

Classic reference with accessible and proven advice on how to better prepare for trial, from the first client interview to closing argument. Includes numerous procedures, checklists, forms, and worksheets.

Law Office Procedures Manual for Solos and Small Firms


Author: Demetrios Dimitriou

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn


Category: Law

Page: 125

View: 6968

This step-by-step guide is the key to developing a tailor-made office procedures manual, containing everything from client data sheets and docket control systems, to employee benefits and file management policies. In addition, the entire text is included on CD-ROM fr easy customization.

Criminal Procedures

Cases, Statutes, Executive Materials


Author: Marc L. Miller,Ronald F. Wright

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454858915

Category: Law

Page: 1584

View: 3644

Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials is noted for its comprehensive coverage and excellent selection and editing of cases and materials. The book is known for its special focus on a rich selection of materials from multiple institutions, including primary materials from U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, state and federal statutes, rules of procedure, and police and prosecutorial policies, along with materials from social science studies. The new edition retains the casebook’s engaging writing style and division of materials into “teachable chunks.” Updated cases are chosen for their contemporary accuracy and feel, to complement essential cases of historical value. Taken together, the principal materials highlight procedural variety, focus on real process topics, provide the political context, and consider the impact of procedures on the various parties involved. The scholarly expertise and experience of the authors is especially reflected in the Criminal Procedure II materials, which includes coverage of prosecutorial charging, plea bargaining, and sentencing. Their frequent use of Problems gives instructors options for applying concepts and doctrines in realistic practice settings.

The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America


Author: David Schultz,John R. Vile

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457137

Category: Medical

Page: 40

View: 2670

Driven by the growing reality of international terrorism, the threats to civil liberties and individual rights in America are greater today than at any time since the McCarthy era in the 1950s. At this critical time when individual freedoms are being weighed against the need for increased security, this exhaustive three-volume set provides the most detailed coverage of contemporary and historical issues relating to basic rights covered in the United States Constitution. The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America examines the history and hotly contested debates surrounding the concept and practice of civil liberties. It provides detailed history of court cases, events, Constitutional amendments and rights, personalities, and themes that have had an impact on our freedoms in America. The Encyclopedia appraises the state of civil liberties in America today, and examines growing concerns over the limiting of personal freedoms for the common good. Complete with selected relevant documents and a chronology of civil liberties developments, and arranged in A-Z format with multiple indexes for quick reference, The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America includes in-depth coverage of: freedom of speech, religion, press, and assembly, as outlined in the first amendment; protection against unreasonable search and seizure, as outlined in the fourth amendment; criminal due process rights, as outlined in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth amendments; property rights, economic liberties, and other rights found within the text of the United States Constitution; Supreme Court justices, presidents, and other personalities, focusing specifically on their contributions to or effect on civil liberties; concepts, themes, and events related to civil liberties, both practical and theoretical; court cases and their impact on civil liberties.

Scientific Jury Selection


Author: Joel D. Lieberman,Bruce Dennis Sales

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn


Category: Law

Page: 261

View: 8640

"Given the importance of trial consultants to the modern-day practice of law, Scientific Jury Selection is designed to be informative for psychologists, other professionals interested in trial consulting (e.g., sociologists, communication experts, marketing researchers, psychiatrists, and social workers), and attorneys. The authors provide a thorough review of the most common techniques used to select jurors and a critical, social-science-based evaluation of the ultimate effectiveness of these methods. The nature and mechanics of the voir dire process, the use of community surveys, and the influence of demographic factors on scientific jury selection are among the many topics given a close examination by the two authors, who are pioneers in the field. Psychologists and other social scientists as well as practicing trial consultants who read the book will gain a better understanding of the current state of research relevant to scientific jury selection, emerging trends, and areas in which new research needs to be conducted to advance the field. Attorneys who read the book will be better positioned to decide whether to hire consultants to assist in future litigation, and if so, what types of services these consultants should provide"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

Wine in America

Law and Policy


Author: Richard Mendelson

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: 9780735599741

Category: Law

Page: 468

View: 4170

Richard P. Mendelson deftly explains the federal, state, and local laws that govern wine production, taxation, marketing, distribution, and sales. Wine Law in America: Law and Policy exemplifies and sheds light on Commerce Clause and 21st Amendment issues, as well as matters of public health and social responsibility. Complementing a variety of courses, Wine Law in America: Law and Policy, features: lucid explanations of the federal, state, and local laws governing wine production, taxation, marketing, distribution, and sales discussion of Commerce Clause and 21st Amendment issues case law that addresses interstate trade in wine coverage of intellectual property concerns regarding wine labeling and advertising matters of public health and social responsibility for wine industry members and wine consumers how to establish and operate a wineryincluding grape sourcing, vineyard leases, and licensing and permitting descriptions of key international institutions and agreements that regulate the global wine industry

The Jury Process


Author: Nancy S. Marder

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 279

View: 9333

Civil Procedure: Jury Process provides a comprehensive examination of the jury, beginning with a brief look at its historical role s and ending with a consideration of the future of the jury as an institution. The book is organized around several of the key stages of the jury, from the venire, voir dire, and exercise of peremptory challenges to jury deliberations and post-verdict interviews of jurors. In each of these and other areas, the book considers potential jury reforms, such as whether prospective jurors should be questioned individually during voir dire or whether jurors should be permitted to submit written questions to the judge during trial. These issues are set in the larger framework of the jury broad roles in society and in what ways juries achieve these goals and in what ways they fall short and whether there are tools, including new technologies, that jurors should be given to help them perform their tasks more effectively. Finally, the book considers whether there a

The Army lawyer


Author: Judge Advocate General's School (United States. Army),United States. Dept. of the Army

Publisher: N.A


Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Page: N.A

View: 5295

The Art of Cross-examination

With the Cross-examinations of Important Witnesses in Some Celebrated Cases


Author: Francis Lewis Wellman

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465550356

Category: Cross-examination

Page: 476

View: 1123

Trying Cases to Win

Voir Dire and Opening Argument


Author: Herbert Jay Stern

Publisher: Lawbook Exchange Limited

ISBN: 9781616193454

Category: Law

Page: 704

View: 8657

1. Introduction; 2. Rule I: Personal Advocacy; 3. Rule II: One Central Theme; 4. Rule II: Make the Case Bigger than its Facts; 5. The Four Laws: Primacy, Recency, Frequency and Vividness; 6. Opening Argument-Not Opening Statement; 7. Problems to Confront in Openings; 8. The Form of the Opening; 9. Final Considerations for Opening; 10. Edward Bennett Williams Opens; 11. Openings in Nonjury Trials; 12. Applications of the Principles to a Case; 13. The Colonial Pipeline Case; 14. Jury Voir Dire; 15. Voir Dire in Two Actual Cases; 16. Conclusion, Appendix A: United States v. Weber-Opening for the Government; Appendix B: United States v. Weber-Opening for the Defense; Index.

The Jury Rules


Author: Trey Cox,James M. Stanton

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1623094739

Category: Law

Page: 159

View: 6540

Whether an attorney has spent years in the courtroom or is embarking on his first trial experience, gaining insight into a jury’s thought process, decision making and perception are all key advantages at trial. In order to better educate and prepare attorneys to navigate this complex jury process, Trey Cox, partner with Dallas-based Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP, and the Honorable James Stanton, former presiding judge for the 134th District Court of Dallas County, have developed the Jury Rules to help all lawyers interested in learning about juries and their decisionmaking process. This highly respected former judge and seasoned trial attorney have created a rare opportunity for attorneys to travel inside the minds of jurors – exploring the decision making process of 600 actual jurors throughout 50 trials involving intellectual property, breach of contract, fraud, car crash and medical malpractice. They conducted 60 in-depth individual juror interviews and filmed over 25 hours of video footage to put together ten rules that all jurors want every trial lawyer to know and use. if you are interested in improving your courtroom presentation, this book is for you.

Jury trial innovations


Author: Paula Hannaford-Agor,National Center for State Courts,State Justice Institute (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 324

View: 2416

Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques


Author: Larry Pozner,Roger J. Dodd

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1632843927

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 2268

Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques, Third Edition is an extensive revision and reorganization of Pozner and Dodd’s classic work, written to meet the needs of today’s trial attorneys. Pozner and Dodd’s signature techniques and methodologies, which have brought them acclaim as the nation’s leading experts on cross-examination, are illustrated with numerous new examples added specifically for the Third Edition. The authors provide their best-ever coverage of the “chapter method” of cross-examination with additional excerpts to illustrate various trial scenarios. New content also includes Chapter 6 on Cross Preparation Systems: Sourcing the Facts, giving you the tools to immediately inform a witness, and the court, what electronic or paper document you are using and exactly where in the document is the material upon which you are questioning. As always, the authors, who have lectured on cross-examination to thousands of attorneys worldwide, guide you to successful trial outcomes with a conversational, engaging, and easy-to-read writing style. Inside you'll find valuable advice on how to: Use opponents’ objections as the springboard for deeper and broader cross-examinations. Sequence cross-examination to teach the theory of the case in the best way, and to literally expand the rules of admissibility Use “loops” (the practice of incorporating and repeating key phrases and terms in successive questions to the witness) to rename witnesses and exhibits. Use “double loops” to discredit opposing expert witnesses. Use voir dire to create great jurors Use a fact-driven investigation to develop a winning theory Use a witness’s own words to follow your theme and theory Control the runaway witness Communicate winning theories in opening, cross, and closing Use loops to box in the witness Use tactical sequencing to create the most powerful cross Convert a witness’s silence into admission of fact Induce the witness to voice your pre-selected words Prepare for devastating impeachment Close off any escape routes for the witness Punish the evasive or “I don’t know” witness Control the crying witness Use timing, posture, inflection, diction, wording, eye contact, and other effects to emphasize a witness’s concession Effective cross-examination is a science with established guidelines, identifiable techniques, and definable methods. Attorneys can learn how to control the outcome with careful preparation, calculated strategy, effective skills, and a disciplined demeanor. Pozner and Dodd’s treatise remains the definitive guide to preparing killer cross-examinations, only from LexisNexis.

Fundamental Trial Advocacy


Author: Charles H. Rose

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314177087

Category: Law

Page: 415

View: 6090

" This book is designed to empower advocates everywhere to more effectively represent clients. It does so by focusing on the law, the skill, and the art of advocacy, combining these three portions of the advocacy process to ensure that the final product outweighs the sum of its parts. This book takes the common-sense approaches of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and Professor Mauet's work at the University of Arizona, combining the best of their methodologies with a superior structure for case analysis and an attention to the art of advocacy that is not normally discussed."--Publisher's website.

Winning at Jury Selection

A Handbook of Practical Jury-Focused Techniques and Strategies


Author: Angela M. Dodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977751143

Category: Jury

Page: 170

View: 9338