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NEW VISUAL PERSUASION BOOK BY THE BAILEYS

SHOW THE STORY: The Power of Visual Advocacy Trial Guides has just published the new book SHOW THE STORY: The Power of Visual Advocacy by William and Robert Bailey. This is the quintessential trial advocacy guidebook on how to bring the trial story alive in the courtroom through visuals. Show the Story has drawn praise [...]

EVIDENCE SKILLS AND STRATEGIES LEARNED BY DOING

New Book Provides Experiences with Evidence Skills and Strategies The new book Evidence: Skills, Strategies, and Assignments in Pretrial and Trial, which is due to be released by Aspen next month, provides opportunities for performance role-plays that simulate a range of adversarial practice situations involving evidence. Evidence: Skills, Strategies and Assignments contains all the materials [...]

ASPENADVOCACYBOOKS.COM WEBSITE BEING REMODELED

New Books Call for Website Overhaul Currently, the website for our books - www.aspenadvocacybooks.com is being completely overhauled. The reason is that Wolters Kluwer (Aspen) publications has just released the Third Edition of Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis and Strategy and the Second Edition Trial Advocacy: Assignments and Case Files and is about to release in [...]

A BOOK REVIEW OF EVIDENCE: SKILLS, STRATEGIES AND ASSIGNMENTS FOR PRETRIAL AND TRIAL

Evidence Prof Blog Reviews New Book Evidence: Skills, Strategies and Assignments for Pretrial and TrialOn June 14, Colin Miller, Editor of the Evidence Prof Blog reviewed our new book and trial demonstration movie that will be published at the end of this summer. If you are a professor who teaches evidence or trial advocacy and [...]

SOON TO BE RELEASED – TRIAL ADVOCACY: ASSIGNMENTS AND CASE FILES

New Book and Materials for Mock Trials and Trial Performance AssignmentsThe 2nd Edition of Trial Advocacy: Assignments and Case Files will be available at the beginning of July. Assignments and Case Files provides both a criminal homicide and a related civil wrongful death case that can be used for mock trials and/or for 86 role-playing [...]

COMING SOON -TWO NEW TRIAL ADVOCACY BOOKS

New Third Edition of Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy and Second Edition of Trial Advocacy: Assignments and Case FilesEarly this summer, Wolters Kluwer (Aspen) will release the new editions of Trial Advocacy:Planning, Analysis, and Strategy and companion book Trial Advocacy: Assignments and Case Files by Berger, Mitchell and ClarkA leader in the field, TRIAL [...]

BOOKLET REVIEW OF VOIR DIRE

Jury Selection Booklet by Karen KoehlerStumbled across this gem of an 85-page booklet on jury selection, and it’s free. It is published on the website of the plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio. The booklet, Voir Dire (December 2010), was written by Karen Koehler (pictured to right), known to some of [...]

NEW CROSS-EXAMINATION HANDBOOK PUBLISHED

Aspen has just published Cross-Examination Handbook: Persuasion, Strategies and Techniques (416 pages) by Ronald H. Clark, George (Bob) Dekle and William S. Bailey. The Cross-Examination Handbook shows how to take control and cross examination. All the essential skills and strategies you need are covered. And, the Handbook provides step-by-step instruction combined with outstanding examples from [...]

Bench Trial Advocacy – Article by Dean Paul Holland

The article Sharing Stories: Narrative Lawyering in Bench Trials, 16 Clinical Law Review 195 (2009), provides insights into what is and what isn’t effective advocacy in a bench trial. The author of the article is Paul Holland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University Law School. Besides his duties [...]

LAST SUMMER READING FOR TRIAL LAWYERS – IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE BY JOEL J. SEIDEMANN

Great Opening Statements and Closing ArgumentsThis last recommended summer read – In the Interest of Justice – Great Opening and Closing Arguments of the Last 100 Years, HarperCollins Publishers, 2004 – is a gift to trial lawyers. The gift to trial lawyers is given by author Joel J. Seidemann, who is a Manhattan Assistant District [...]