Preparing For and Trying the Civil Lawsuit, Second Edition (2 vols.)
- Neil A. Goldberg, Esq.; John P. Freedenberg, Esq.;
Contents at a Glance
Ethical Considerations / Pleadings and Motions Directed to the Pleadings / Disclosure / Investigation of Case and Use of Experts / The Conduct of Depositions—State and Federal Rules and Guidelines / Expert Discovery, Depositions and Motions to Exclude Experts / Litigating and Protecting the Insurance Claim / Jury Selection / Preserving the Trial Record for Appellate Review / Motions in Limine and Opening Statement / Direct Examination of Lay Witnesses / Cross-Examination of Lay Witnesses: An Overview / Motions in Limine to Preclude Expert Testimony / Gatekeeping: Reliability of Expert Testimony Under Daubert (and Frye) / Direct Examination of the Technical/Medical Witness / Cross-Examination of the Technical/Medical Witness / Use of Demonstrative Evidence During Trial / Evidence / Summation / Some Do’s and Don’ts for Summation / Jury Instructions / Post-Trial Motions / Trying Your First Trial? Nineteen Tiny Tips / Settlement / Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution / Understanding the Attorney-Client Privilege: A Practical Overview and Associated Ethical Rules / Punitive Damages
More than 30 of New York State's leading trial practitioners and other experts reveal the techniques and tactics they have found most effective when trying a civil lawsuit. Expert commentary and numerous practice tips guide you through all aspects of a civil lawsuit, from discovery to appeals. A thorough discussion of pretrial preparation and investigation will aid the attorney in obtaining an advantageous settlement even if the case never goes to trial.
Especially helpful are the excerpts from actual trial transcripts, which illustrate the effectiveness of certain lines of questioning. Trial attorneys will benefit by using the book to supplement and reinforce their own methods of practice. This revision includes updates to the previous edition, as well as a chapter on attorney-client privilege.
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- December 1, 2018
- 1,528 pages