Winning Jury Trials: Trial Tactics and Sponsorship Strategies

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Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy, Oct 29, 2007 - Law - 245 pages
The Third Edition of Winning Jury Trials combines the same strong premise of its previous editions (evidence sponsorship) and the same strong theme (there is, in fact, a right way to teach trial skills) with many new features, including more detailed guidance on the critical questions of whether and when to impeach one's own witness with harmful material. This text, by Robert Klonoff and Paul Colby, takes a solid approach to evidence and focuses on issues such as: • Choosing witnesses • Introducing negative evidence • How to handle marginal evidence • Weaving the fundamental elements of your case into your evidence, for example, opening statements and cross-examination

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Contents

Purposes of This Book
6
Sponsorship Principles
13
The Costs of Sponsorship
28
Issue Identification and Evidence Evaluation
37
CHAPTER 8
40
Categorizing Favorable Evidence as Strong
43
Neutral Evidence
62
Harmful Evidence
66
Direct Examination
139
Manner of Conducting Direct Examination
147
Redirect Examination
155
CHAPTER 9
161
CHAPTER 10
169
CHAPTER 11
181
CrossExamination Techniques
189
CHAPTER 12
195

CHAPTER 5
91
PartyAssociated Evidence
98
CHAPTER 6
112
The Decision Whether to Rebut
121
CHAPTER 7
127
Framework for Argument
201
Rebuttal Arguments
224
Bibliography
231
Index
239
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