This book provides comprehensive descriptions and concrete illustrations of effective strategies and techniques for taking and defending depositions. The book can serve as a text for a 2-4 unit stand-alone depositions course (either live client or simulated) or as a supplement to a civil pre-trial lawyering course. The book devotes separate chapters to such fundamental skills as obtaining helpful answers to critical questions, undercutting harmful testimony, obtaining a deponent's version of significant events, and obtaining information from evasive deponents. Other chapters include topics such as responding to inconsistent or implausible testimony, overcoming opposing counsel's objections and obstructionist tactics, and preparing a client to be deposed.
The Essential Guide for Anyone Facing or Conducting a Deposition
Author: Paul Bergman,Albert Moore
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A guide for students, legal assistants and witnesses outlines the deposition process with coverage of how to answer questions and the tactics used by lawyers to influence testimony, incorporating into the latest edition updated cases, statutes and rules as well as new material on electronic information storage. Original.
This Nutshell focuses on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, covering changes that resulted from major amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence that became effective on December 1, 2000. Since state counterparts to these federal rules have been adopted in a majority of jurisdictions, the pretrial skills considered in this text are essential in both state and federal practice. Coverage includes client interviewing, attorney-client relationship, pretrial planning and investigation, the complaint, responses, discovery, interrogatories, depositions, production requests, examination, and admissions. Also explores judicial intervention into the discovery process, pretrial motion practice, and judgments.
The new experiments underway at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland may significantly change our understanding of elementary particle physics and, indeed, the universe. Suitable for first-year graduate students and advanced undergraduates, this textbook provides an introduction to the field
This comprehensive guide presents each federal rule of evidence in the order it appears. Each rule is followed by expert commentary explaining the concepts underlying the rule. The relationship between each rule is also discussed. Reflects recent amendments and judicial interpretations from the more than 5,000 citations appearing since the last edition.
With this easy-to-read desk reference, readers can develop an understanding of a criminal law concept in a moment's time. It's for anyone--including students, writers, and people personally involved in the justice system--who wants to know about criminal law but doesn't want to spend hours combing through legalese.
Legal Problem Solving; Legal Argument; Legal Writing; Case Planning; Direct Examination; Goals and Ethics of Cross-Examination; Techniques of Cross; Closing Argument; Trial Demeanor; Opening Statements, Jury Selection; Last Minute Concerns; Interviewing; Discovery; Negotiation Process; Negotiating Business Deals and Evaluating Cases; Counseling.
T. Barton Carter,Juliet Lushbough Dee,Harvey L. Zuckman
Author: T. Barton Carter,Juliet Lushbough Dee,Harvey L. Zuckman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Expert authors discuss the First Amendment in detail, as well as defamation and mass communication. Includes a completely new chapter on Internet law, covering issues such as indecency, Web sites with bomb recipes, defamation and anonymous postings, blocking cookies, encryption, spamming, copyright infringement, domain names and convergence. Further highlights include recent Supreme Court rulings on "ride-along" cases, nude dancing, and commercial speech, covering issues such as banning advertising for lawful but harmful products such as tobacco. There is also an expanded discussion of journalists' access to courtroom proceeding and judicial documents.
Labor and employment arbitration law simplified. Authoritative coverage provides a description of the origin, development, and practice of labor arbitration. Text focuses on the fundamentals of the labor arbitration process and explores the major arbitration law issues, their importance, and the conflicting opinions on them.
Provides expert advice that will help strengthen your trial and practice skills. Problem solving, legal writing and argument, case planning, and closing arguments are covered in this text. Also offers guidance for improving your office skills, interviewing techniques, discovery, negotiation, and counseling skills.
Nurses are required not only to keep pace with a swiftly changing health care environment and make rapid decisions on critical issues, they must also be cognizant of the legal implications of these decisions. This Fast Factslegal reference provides the quick, reliable legal information that nurses need to protect themselves in practice, management, and education. The only resource of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners who present complex information in straightforward, accessible language organized into easily digestible segments. Key Topics: Malpractice/negligence issues Workplace, organization, and business law, Legal concerns in the classroom Disaster and public health emergencies Nurse Practice Acts and the disciplinary process Informed consent and patient rights Risk management and compliance Trials and alternatives in dispute resolution
Modern technology using state-of-the-art equipment can now identify almost any toxin relevant to a legal issue. Techniques include gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, high-pressure liquid chromatography, and the combination of these methods. Forensic Toxicology: Medico-legal Case Studies demonstrates how the science of forensic toxicology acts a
History of U.S. Immigration Law and Policy; Source and Scope of the Federal Power to Regulate Immigration and Naturalization; Administrative Structure of Immigration Law; Congressional Role in the Immigration Process; Immigrant Visas; Nonimmigrant Visas; Nonimmigrant Visas for Students; Removal; Inadmissibility; Refugees and Asylum; International Law Issues Related to Immigration; Citizenship (Including Naturalization); Rights of Aliens in the United States; Criminal Aspects of Immigration; Ethical Dimensions of Immigration Practice.