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Trial Technique and Evidence: Trial Tactics and Sponsorship Strategies, Fourth Edition

  • Michael R. Fontham
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Evidence and Trial Advocacy are often taught as if in practice; the topics are not related. The original edition of this title pioneered the concept that instruction on trial technique and evidence rules in the same volume is an effective way to teach either an evidence or trial advocacy course. This combination provides students with the foundation for becoming skilled trial advocates within the boundaries of the rules of evidence. Trial Technique and Evidence explains the purpose and application of each evidence rule. The practical methods of presenting evidence are balanced against the requirements of the rules. Indeed, many evidence rules are "practice" rules, either not covered in the formal rules of evidence or not addressed in detail. The basis for introducing demonstrative exhibits, for example, is not included in the federal rules, and impeaching witnesses in trial requires knowledge of practical technique. Trial Technique and Evidence allows a professor to incorporate practical requirements with evidence theory. The text also includes practical steps for compliance with the rules, with examples to facilitate the student's understanding, and addresses recent developments such as: • Jury persuasion • Application of rules to electronic evidence • Trends in applying the Daubert factors for assessing expert testimony • Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence
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About the authors
Michael R. Fontham
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann

Mr. Fontham joined the New Orleans law firm of Stone Pigman in 1971 and is a member of the firm, where he chairs the regulatory practice group. He was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1971. Mr. Fontham received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1971. He was selected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Virginia Law Review, 1969-71. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1968. Mr. Fontham is an active teacher, author and lecturer. He was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, 1982-83. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor of law at the Tulane University and Louisiana State University law schools and has three times received the Monte Lemann Award at Tulane for distinguished teaching. Mr. Fontham is an instructor in the Trial Advocacy Institute at the University of Virginia and has been an instructor in the Trial Advocacy Program at Tulane, skills courses at Loyola University School of Law, and the LSU Bar Review. Mr. Fontham is the author of Trial Technique and Evidence (2d ed., Lexis Nexis, 2002) (3d ed., NITA, 2008) and is the lead author of Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy: In Trial and Appellate Courts (Aspen, 2007), an extensive revision and expansion of his Written and Oral Advocacy (Wiley, 1985). He has written a number of articles and delivered numerous lectures on trial and appellate advocacy, evidence, utility regulation and civil rights issues. Mr. Fontham has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of appellate law and energy law, Chambers U.S.A. America#39;s Leading Lawyers for Business in the field of public utility law and Super Lawyers.

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