A primer on the art of trial advocacy, this book provides advice, tips, rules, proverbs, and secrets for a successful trial practice. Strategies for trying a first trial, common jury selection mistakes and how to avoid them, secrets of living with judges, the commandments of settlement, and direct and cross examination pointers are provided, and quotes from famous lawyers throughout history are sprinkled throughout the book. Not a textbook or a collection of war stories, this concise and practical reference will become second nature to lawyers over the years as they perfect their practice.
In this book, 78 leading attorneys in California and New York describe how they evaluate, negotiate and resolve litigation cases. Selected for their demonstrated skill in predicting trial outcomes and knowing when cases should be settled or taken to trial, these attorneys identify the key factors in case evaluation and share successful strategies in pre-trial discovery, negotiation, mediation, and trials. Integrating law and psychology, the book shows how skilled attorneys mentally frame cases, understand jurors’ perspectives, develop persuasive themes and arguments and achieve exceptional results for clients.
Sexual Stereotypes and Work/life Balance in the Legal Workplace
Author: Holly English
Publisher: ALM Publishing
"This compelling and important discussion of the gender stereotypes that continue to plague both women and men is situated in the context of the legal workplace but is accessible to people in all professions. Lawyers, psychologists, consultants, and recruiters testify to the continuing existence of problems typically thought long conquered, such as male-only executive teams and management committees; sexist jokes; women who resent other ambitious women; men unable to work reduced hours; and firms hesitant to hire women for fear that they might leave the firm to start a family. Revealed is a profession still struggling with persistent stereotypes governing sexuality, competence, ambition, personal style, leadership, honesty, motherhood, and fatherhood. Original concepts such as the genderation gap, underground harassment, and story making are introduced and explained, and innovative options, solutions, and models are put forth to help realize the vision of a workplace free of gender bias."
A pragmatic guide to a growing area of professional practice, this book describes the multiple roles of the trial consultant and provides tools for carrying them out competently and ethically. Leading authority Stanley Brodsky uses examples from actual trials and depositions to illustrate how knowledge and skills from psychology and related fields are applied in the legal context. He shows how to use scientific methods and findings to assist with jury selection, help attorneys focus their arguments, prepare witnesses for the rigors of cross-examination, and conduct change of venue evaluations. The examples are drawn from a wide range of civil and criminal cases. In addition to behavioral scientists, legal professionals also will find important insights and strategies in this book.
Getting in and Making the Most of Your Legal Education
Author: Christen Civiletto Carey
Publisher: ALM Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
This essential handbook for lawyers-to-be shows what to expect, how to succeed at every stage, and how to make a law school experience fulfilling and relevant. From preparing for law school to getting the most out of opportunities once, readers will find sound, helpful advice to give them a running start in the legal profession.
""A superb exploration of the behind-the-scenes decision-making that goes into buying outside legal services ... Attorneys in both law firms and corporate law departments will find this book a revelation.""--Jeff Kindler, former Chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc. What do buyers of legal services care about? What influences their decision to retain one firm and not another? How much are they swayed by law firm marketing? In an era of unprecedented economic challenges, professional service firms thrive or die on the strength of their marketing and business development strategies. More than any othe.