Best Litigation Procedures Books

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1. Religious Liberty in Crisis: Exercising Your Faith in an Age of Uncertainty

Author: by Ken Starr
234 pages

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What was unfathomable in the first two decades of the twenty-first century has become a reality. Religious liberty, both in the United States and across the world, is in crisis. As we navigate the coming decades, We the People must know our rights more than ever, particularly as it relates to the freedom to exercise our religion.

Armed with a proper understanding of this country’s rich tradition of religious liberty, we can protect faith through any crisis that comes our way. Without that understanding, though, we’ll watch as the creeping secular age erodes our freedom. In this book, Ken Starr explores the crises that threaten religious liberty in America.

He also examines the ways well-meaning government action sometimes undermines the religious liberty of the people, and how the Supreme Court in the past has ultimately provided us protection from such forms of government overreach. He also explores the possibilities of future overreach by government officials.

The reader will learn how each of us can resist the quarantining of our faith within the confines of the law, and why that resistance is important. Through gaining a deep understanding of the Constitutional importance of religious expression, Starr invites the reader to be a part of protecting those rights of religious freedom and taking a more active role in advancing the cause of liberty.

2. Codependent no More: Stop Codependency it's time to start loving yourself

Author: by Shell Teri
220 pages

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Often we are a part of toxic relationships without realizing it. It holds us back, blinds us, and keeps us from growing. Instead of holding our partner accountable, we insist, I need to look after him.But at what cost?

In this seminal work, Codependent No More, the author breaks down, in a most lucid fashion, the cause and effect of being in a codependent relationship, and how to overcome it. Leveraging on the latest scientific and psychological research and longitudinal case studies, the author carefully analyzes how a relationship could degenerate into codependency, what exacerbates it, and what are some of its devastating effects.

With a sympathetic and compassionate word, Codependent No More provides a platform through which we can come to terms with our past, realize the signs of codependency in our relationships, and overcome the lies that we tell ourselves daily. Never before has the self-perpetuating aspect of codependency been more toxic, and now more than ever we need to cultivate self-worth, acceptance and love for ourselves.

3. Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

Author: by Brian McGinty
February 9, 2015

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The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history.

Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton casefrom its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finalethis masterful (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

4. Modern Trial Advocacy Analysis & Practice: Fifth Edition (NITA)

Author: by Steven Lubet
Wolters Kluwer
578 pages

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Modern Trial Advocacy presents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills. This book offers a sophisticated theory-driven approach to advocacy training that distinguishes it from other books in the field. In addition to the valuable sections on uses of theory, theme, and story frame; the persuasive value of inferences and cognitive theory; and discussion of witness “credibility variables” explaining how to bolster or undermine testimony.

The Fifth Edition includes: a brand new chapter on using electronic visuals and technology in the courtroom; and new enhanced video content-top NITA faculty demonstrate the core techniques discussed in the book so you can observe and learn these skills in a new way.

5. High Conflict People in Legal Disputes

Author: by Bill Eddy
Unhooked Books
277 pages

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People with high conflict personalities (HCPs) clog our courts as plaintiffs with inappropriate claims against their personal “targets of blame,” and as defendants who have harmed others and need to be stopped. Everybody knows someone with a High Conflict Personality.

“How can he be so unreasonable?” “Why does she keep fighting? Can’t she see how destructive she is?” “Can you believe they’re going to court over _?”Some HCPs are more difficult than others, but they tend to share a similar preoccupation with blame that drives them into one dispute after anotherand keeps everyone perplexed about how to deal with them.

Using case examples and an analysis of the general litigation and negotiation behaviors of HCPs, this book helps make sense of the fears that drive people to file lawsuits and complaints. It provides insight for containing their behavior while managing and/or resolving their disputes.

Characteristics of the five “high-conflict” personality disorders are explored:BorderlineNarcissistic Histrionic ParanoidAntisocialBill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator, and President of the High Conflict Institute. He developed the “High Conflict Personality” theory and is an international expert on the subject.

7. Nuclear Verdicts: Defending Justice For All

Author: by Robert F Tyson JR.
222 pages

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This is the first book ever written for the defense on how to avoid runaway jury verdicts. I wrote this book because I care about fairness. I believe everyone has the right to a fair trial, not just plaintiff lawyers and their clients.

Defendants are entitled to have a jury decide their case without being stirred with passion and bias by creative plaintiff lawyers. This is the defense playbook for justice. You will learn trial techniques to even the playing field for defendants seeking a fair trial.

Every aspect of a civil jury trial will be covered, from voir dire to opening statements to witnesses and finally closing arguments. There is a formula for defeating plaintiff attorneys’ deceptive tactics and psychological gamesmanship, and you will learn it.

While full of 30 years of trial victories and personal experiences, this is a how to book. How to defend at trial. How to beat plaintiff attorneys at their own game.How to win. It is time to bring an end to the epidemic of nuclear verdicts across our country.

8. Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals (Aspen Paralegal)

Author: by Marlene A. Maerowitz
Wolters Kluwer
560 pages

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Based on the widely popular text, Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals focuses on the rules in California, specifically, and the role of the paralegal in litigation. From the moment a client walks into the office, through trial and post-judgment (as well as settlements and alternative forms of resoluion), respected authors Maerowitz and Mauet cover the gamut of California litigation for paralegals with their signature approach.

9. The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law

Author: by Mark Edward Herrmann
American Bar Association
180 pages

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The Curmudgeon has been practicing law for just a little too long, and he may be too jaded for his own good. Beneath his crusty exterior, however, lies a fount of wisdom. The Curmudgeon knows everything about the legal profession, and now he’s updated his previous ABA bestseller for our current times.

This is everything you ever wanted to know about law practice but were afraid to ask. The Curmudgeon offers practical and honest, if blunt, advice for surviving and thriving in a law firm. He tells you what you need to know about billing, managing your assistant, drafting internal memos, dealing with clients, and building your law practice.

Read The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law, Second Edition and learn how to make yourself valuable, prove to your firm that you are indispensable, and open the door to opportunity.

10. Trial Advocacy Basics: Second Edition (NITA)

Author: by O’Brien
Wolters Kluwer
276 pages

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Surely one of the most intimidating moments in your professional life is standing before a judge and jurors the morning of your very first trial. This is no mock trial: the stakes are high, and your client is counting on you.Are you ready?

Trial Advocacy Basics is a courtroom primer that helps both the novice advocate prepare for his first day in court and the practicing lawyer bring her skills in line with the most recent developments in trial advocacy. In the Second Edition of this law school classic, Molly Townes O’Brien and Gary Gildin provide the modern perspectives on both the style and substance of case analysis, case theory, cross-examination, impeachment, closing arguments, and presenting information using technologies.

They break down the importance of finding a single factual story of the case, then explain how each aspect of the trial must contribute to that story. O’Brien and Gildin relate practical advice on every stage of trial preparation and practice in a straightforward manner, using memorable examples and anecdotes, colorful quotes, and humor to highlight each lesson.

11. 10,000 Depositions Later: The Premier Litigation Guide for Superior Deposition Practice

Author: by Jim Garrity Esq.
490 pages

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From Jim Garrity, the country’s leading deposition expert, comes this greatly expanded Third Edition on world-class deposition strategies and tactics. At almost 500 pages, it is jam-packed with immediately useful advice and guidance. Garrity has appeared as lead trial counsel in more than two thousand federal and state civil cases.

His personal deposition experience now far exceeds the 10,000 mentioned in the title. (For business reasons, his publisher did not want him to update the title number. He’s been up against the best litigators at hundreds of firms, from the nation’s largest to sole practitioners, and there’s literally no tactic, trick, variation or strategy he hasn’t seen hundreds of times.

Indeed, one federal judge, commenting in open court, observed that Garrity has pulled multiple rabbits out of multiple hats, meaning he wins cases against inconceivable odds.How? Because of his extraordinary deposition skills. Depositions are the decisive factor in nearly all settlements and trials.

12. Turning Points at Trial: Great Lawyers Share Secrets, Strategies and Skills

Author: by Shane Read
562 pages

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Thirteen of the greatest lawyers in the country, such as Robert S. Bennett, Alan Dershowitz, Mark Lanier, Bryan Stevenson, and Tom Girardi share with you the powerful secrets from their most interesting cases, from depositions to trials to appeals. Lawyers can apply these techniques immediately in their practice.

Non lawyers will get a front row seat to these fascinating lawyers and the turning points in their most intriguing cases. There are also 447 tips summarized in chapter checklists. Leaders of the best litigation organizations and judges have called Turning Points the best trial advocacy book.

In addition, the book’s website has related audio and video clips that enhance the lessons that are taught. Today’s most successful lawyers benefit from the wisdom described in this book and now you can too. The book is divided into seven parts: opening statement, direct examination, cross-examination, cross-examination of the expert witness, closing argument, deposition, and appellate oral argument.

13. Winning at Trial (NITA)

Author: by D. Shane Read
Wolters Kluwer
440 pages

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Chosen the best book from over 300 entries, Winning at Trial has been singled out by the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) for its clarity and innovative teaching methods. Winning at Trial by Shane Read is the only book that teaches trial skills by analyzing video and transcripts of actual trials.

It is also the only book that reveals the secrets of jury decision-making through the use of video in collaboration with one of the nation’s foremost jury consultants, DecisionQuest. This innovative book is being used by law schools throughout the country for both their introductory and advanced trial advocacy classes, as well as by law firms for their training programs.

The author, a seasoned trial lawyer and professor, has carefully selected video and transcripts from actual trials (4 hours of video on two DVDs) that show lawyers demonstrating both great and terrible skills in the courtroom – which teach trial techniques and strategy in an interesting and memorable way.

14. Cranbrooke v. Intellex: Third Edition Case File (Nita)

Author: by Robert P. Burns
Wolters Kluwer
244 pages

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An international contractual dispute arises when Intellex, a U.S. Manufacturer of video games, licenses another company to distribute its newly developed line of video-game products in possible violation of its contract with Cranbrooke, a British manufacturer and distributor of leisure products that had the exclusive right to distribute Intellex’s video-game products in the European Union for at least five years.

Designed to be tried on liability or damages or both, this file provides the flexibility and content you’ve been looking for. The plaintiff and defendant each have three witnesses, including accounting experts for each side.

15. Handbook of Human Factors in Litigation

Author: by Y. Ian Noy
CRC Press
812 pages

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Using ergonomics in forensics can help prevent the recurrence of system failures through engineering or administrative controls. It can also raise the level of concern among professionals and the public regarding product, workplace, and service safety due to perceived exposure to liability.

Even with such a potentially important and broad impact, forensic human factors is a subject that is neither taught nor systematically practiced. There is little documentation to help develop a knowledge of the field in a systematic way, nor is there a large pool of qualified practitioners.

The Handbook of Human Factors in Litigation provides a comprehensive reference that provides the tools necessary for the preparation, analysis, and presentation of forensic evidence. Compiled by experienced, internationally respected authors, this handbook represents the state-of-the-art in the application of ergonomics to forensic investigation.

It contains information on the litigation process, forensic approaches and methods, important scientific data in the major application areas, and valuable case studies. For legal and forensic practitioners, this handbook will serve as an indispensable reference and as the foundation for further development of formal study in the field.