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Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy, Fifth Edition

  • Marilyn J. Berger
  • John B. Mitchell
  • Ronald H. Clark
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Trial Advocacy, Fifth Edition equips trial lawyers, students, and professors with a complete set of tools for practicing the art of trial advocacy, including explicit instructions on planning, strategy, and performance for each phase of a trial from jury selection to closing argument with illustrations of both criminal and civil trial activity.

An accompanying movie features trial demonstrations by veteran trial lawyers; a regularly updated website provides articles, supplemental materials, downloads, and links to additional resources.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Case law and rules of procedure, evidence and professional responsibility are updated to reflect the latest changes.
  • The COVID pandemic has had a big impact on litigation practice. The Fifth Edition tracks these developments in trial advocacy today:
  • Jury selection procedures and strategies for online trials
  • Preparing witnesses to testify online
  • Direct and cross-examination of witnesses online
  • Introducing and displaying exhibits online
  • Advancements in technology for creating persuasive visuals in the courtroom or online
  • This new edition is now available in print and on the popular CasebookConnect online platform.
  • This new edition keeps pace with the advancements in technology, particularly electronic visuals.&
  • Foundations for testimony have been added, giving the new edition comprehensive coverage of evidentiary foundations for admissibility along with illustrative transcripts of predicate questions.
  • Chapter 15 “The Cases and Assignments” containing 79 trial advocacy performance assignments is added to the book.
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