Mastering The Mechanics Of Civil Jury Trials

A Strategic Guide Outlining The Anatomy Of A Trial


Author: Tyler G. Draa,Doris Cheng,Maureen Harrington,Franklin E. Bondonno

Publisher: Balcony 7 Media and Publishing

ISBN: 1939454441

Category: Law

Page: 298

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Every case cited in this legacy law eBook is linked to the source and it also contains over 300 links to statutory authorities for all 50 states, making it suitable for a nationwide audience. These invaluable references are available at the touch of your fingertips as you prepare for, or learn about, critical strategies for key civil trial procedures. Mastering the Mechanics of Civil Jury Trials is THE eBook for law students, practicing attorneys, and all who are interested in law. Written by a veritable dream team of civil litigators, one a sitting judge, and all among the top-rated attorneys in the state of California, it’s endorsed by a Who’s Who of star attorneys, Bar associations, and universities due to the full color of real cases versus the black and white limitations of textbook study. Tyler G. Draa et al. are paying it forward with #LegacyLaw. The sequential mechanics of plaintiff or defendant representation is laid out clearly, with practice and planning in mind, gleaned from decades of real practice, including judicial comments throughout, covering: Reconnaissance; Pre-Trial Management; Voir Dire; Motions; Evidence; Cross and Direct Examination; Settlements; Arguments; and every step in between that should be but is not taught in law schools. Numerous legal references apply, enhanced by exhaustively comprehensive state-by-state Appendices listing statutory rulings covering important aspects of trial, including: Peremptory Challenges; Evidentiary Hearings; Jury Instructions; Computer Animation & Other Simulations; Statutes Mirroring CCP 776; and Impeaching Experts With Learned Treatises. In true pay-it-forward fashion, a portion of author proceeds are designated to continuing education organizations and charitable causes.

Japan and Civil Jury Trials

The Convergence of Forces


Author: Matthew J. Wilson,Hiroshi Fukurai,Takashi Maruta

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783479191

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 6397

With effective solutions in both criminal and civil disputes at a premium, reformers have advanced varied forms of jury systems as a means of fostering positive political, economic, and social change. Many countries have recently integrated lay partici

The civil jury trial

a workbook


Author: Defense Research Institute

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 48

View: 635

The Indiana State Constitution


Author: William P. McLauchlan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199878102

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 1262

In The Indiana State Constitution, William P. McLauchlan provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's governing charter. In addition to an overview of Indiana's constitutional history, it provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing important changes that have been made since its initial drafting. This treatment, which includes a list of cases, index, and bibliography, makes this guide indispensable for students, scholars, and practitioners of Indiana's constitution. Previously published by Greenwood, this title has been brought back in to circulation by Oxford University Press with new verve. Re-printed with standardization of content organization in order to facilitate research across the series, this title, as with all titles in the series, is set to join the dynamic revision cycle of The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.

How Does Law Matter?


Author: Bryant G. Garth,Austin Sarat

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810114357

Category: Law

Page: 259

View: 6009

The question of how law matters has long been fundamental to the law and society field. Social science scholarship has repeatedly demonstrated that law matters less, or differently, than those who study only legal doctrine would have us believe. Yet research in this field depends on a belief in the relevance of law, no matter how often gaps are identified. The essays in this collection show how law is relevant in both an instrumental and a constitutive sense, as a tool to accomplish particular purposes and as an important force in shaping the everyday worlds in which we live. Essays examine these issues by focusing on legal consciousness, the body, discrimination, and colonialism as well as on more traditional legal concerns such as juries and criminal justice.

Civil Procedure


Author: Stephen C. Yeazell,Joanna C. Schwartz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454874651

Category: Law

Page: 960

View: 6296

Civil Procedure is written by one of the leading voices on Procedure, Stephen Yeazell, who for this Ninth Edition is joined by his colleague Joanna Schwartz. Yeazell and Schwartz employ a pedagogical style that offers flexible organization at a manageable length. The book gives students a working knowledge of the procedural system and introduces the techniques of statutory analysis. The cases selected are factually interesting and do not involve substantive matters beyond the experience of first-year students. The problems following the cases present real-life issues. Finally, the book incorporates a number of dissenting opinions to dispel the notion that most procedural disputes present clear-cut issues.

The Maryland State Constitution

A Reference Guide


Author: Dan Friedman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313320446

Category: Law

Page: 399

View: 424

This volume provides a clear and succinct analysis of the history and interpretation of each provision of the Maryland state constitution and declaration of rights.

Litigating in America

Civil Procedure in Context


Author: Stephen Subrin,Margaret Y. K. Woo

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735552665

Category: Law

Page: 303

View: 673

Designed to introduce American civil litigation and process to a wide audience: foreign LL.M. students, beginning American law students, undergraduates interested in law, and foreign lawyers, judges, and law professors. This succinct new paperback Litigating in America: Civil Procedure in Context explains the institutional bases and legal meaning of our procedural system, and captures American civil process at a time of change. It presents American civil procedure from several vantage points: the procedural doctrine that has evolved over time; the practical implications of that doctrine; the social context in which the doctrine grew, is used and abused; and the global context of how other systems may have made different choices. It is an excellent supplement to any casebook.

Civil juries in the 1980s

trends in jury trials and verdicts in California and Cook County, Illinois


Author: Mark A. Peterson,Rand Corporation

Publisher: Rand Corp


Category: Law

Page: 62

View: 8824

This report extends earlier efforts to document and analyze the outcomes produced by the civil justice system based on studies of civil jury trials in Cook County, Illinois, and San Francisco County, California. First, the report updates the earlier work by incorporating data for the years 1980 through 1984. Second, it expands the scope of the study to include the entire state of California. Past patterns in jury awards continued in Cook County during the 1980s: The size of most jury awards did not increase (the median actually fell), but large jury awards, and therefore the average, increased sharply. The pattern that prevailed in both jurisdictions during the 1960s and 1970s, however, changed in San Francisco: There was a substantial increase in the size of awards during the 1980s across the entire range of cases tried in state and federal courts. Unlike past findings, the increase was not restricted to a few very large awards. The average award increased as in previous years, but median awards also increased to triple the median of the late 1970s.