Nutshell series. Study aids (West Academic Publishing)
Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell was one of the first works to analyze and illustrate discrete courtroom skills and techniques in the context of principles of persuasion. The expanded and updated Sixth Edition incorporates a number of features that make the book more indispensable for trial lawyers than ever. Part 1 provides a concrete and detailed guide for developing "argument-centered narratives, "which are credible stories that support advocates' desired inferences. Part 1 concludes with an important new chapter that explains the role of argument-centered narratives in the context of arbitrations, mediations and settlement negotiations. Part 2 analyzes and illustrates strategies, techniques and rules for presenting argument-centered narratives effectively during all phases of trial, from opening statement to closing argument, with a separate chapter analyzing effective examination strategies for expert witnesses.
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An approach to trial advocacy Persuasive legal narratives Inferential arguments Credibility arguments Silent arguments Alternative dispute resolution Courtroom presentation overview Opening statements Direct examination Cross examination Expert witnesses Closing argument Evidence rules and processes Satisfying foundational requirements for tangible evidence.
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Description based on e-publication title page, viewed December 1, 2016.
Revision of: Bergman, Paul, 1943- Trial advocacy in a nutshell. Fifth edition. St. Paul, MN : West,