Courtroom Professionalism and Culture: Article by Judge John Erlick

Click on the PDF for the article by Judge Erlick

Professionalism in Court Judge Erlick..pdf

Voir Dire Booklet by Karen Koehler

Voir Dire by Karen Koehler.pdf

Court Reporter's Lament

Article - Advice from Court Reports to Trial Lawyers
20130210174417.pdf 

Bench Trials: Paul Holland Article

Paul Holland's article - Sharing Stories: Narrative Lawyering in Bench Trials

Holland_Sharing Stories for SSRN.9.9.10.pdf

Appellate Strategies: Bob Foster Article

Bob Foster's article on tactical and strategic issues involved in any post-conviction criminal appeal.

AppellateStrategies.Foster.5.23.11.pdf

> For trial advocacy trainers and professors who have adopted Trial Advocacy: Assignments and Case Files book - to receive instructions on how to run a mock trial for Assignment 84 - e-mail ronhclark@gmail.com

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Sample Trial Motions

Motion to Bifurcate

MotionBifurcate.pdf

Juror Questionaire

View the juror questionaire used in the 2008 OJ Simpson Robbery trial.

Juror Questionaire OJ Robbery Trial.pdf

Valuable Illustrations of Trial Techniques - Seattle Sonics Case

The city of Seattle sought specific performance of the Sonics basketball team's lease, forcing them finish out the last two years of the lease and in hopes that the team would not go to Oklahoma City.  Following are transcripts from the federal court bench trial that show talented trial lawyers at work:

Opening Statements

Openings.SonicsCase.pdf

Seattle Mayor Nickels - Direct and Cross 

MayorNickelsTestimony.pdf

Seattle's Expert Witness - Direct and Cross

Expert.SonicsCase.pdf

Sample Personal Injury Materials - transcripts, jury instructions, outline of opening statement and more - courtesy of Miller & Zois, LLC  - Samples

Jury Instructions - Negligence (State's failures in design and operation of roadway) - Courtesy of Karen Koehler

Clark Instructions to Jury 10.20.11.pdf

Closing Argument - Power Point for Plaintiff's Closing in Negligence Case - Courtesy of Karen Koehler

Clark Instructions to Jury 10.20.11.pdf 

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law for Bench Trial - Sample

Edwards case.2002.pdf

CONFRONTATION CLAUSE AND THE GANG EXPERT by Hon. Jack Nevin

 

Gang Expert Testimony as Testimonial Hearsay Final.pdf