Herbert J. Stern Trying Cases to Win

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Trying Cases to Win

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Cross-Examination. Volume III, Trying Cases to Win. Description (3900 characters maximum): Originally published: New York: Aspen Publishers, 1993. Reprinted 2013 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. xviii, 450 pp. The trial process is the sum of its parts-opening argument, direct and cross examination, and summation. In Trying Cases to Win, nationally known trial lawyer Herbert J. Stern provides an overall blueprint for conduct in the courtroom as he guides the reader through each of these segments. Rather than a collection of anecdotal war stories from various trials, Stern outlines the nuts and bolts of the right-and wrong-approach, processes and strategies for every component needed for trial success. Each volume is available separately.

In this volume, Cross-Examination, Stern shows how to argue a case through opposition witnesses, convert the information provided on direct examination to the benefit of the cross-examiner's case, and limit the direct testimony so it is not detrimental.

Contents:
1. Introduction;
2. The Methods of Cross-Examination;
3. The Three Techniques of Cross-Examination;
4. Controlling the Witness under Cross-Examination;
5. The First Great Tool of Cross-Examination-Impeaching Material;
6. Applications of the Principles to Cases;
7. United State v. Weber;
8. The Second Great Tool of Cross-Examination-The Rules and Laws of Probability;
9. The Case of Queen Caroline;
10. Cross-Examination Should Not Avoid the Central Issue of the Case;
11. Edward Bennett Williams Cross-Examines;
12. Credibility Attacks;
13. The Order and Organization of Cross-Examination;
14. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Case;
15. Conclusion;
Index. Author Bio (3900 characters maximum): Herbert J. Stern is a highly regarded trial lawyer and accomplished teacher of trial techniques. A partner and founding member in the New Jersey law firm of Stern & Kilcullen, Stern is a former Federal Judge, having served as United States district judge for the District of New Jersey from 1974 to 1987. He established his reputation as an advocate while serving as a trial attorney with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the United States Department of Justice from 1965 to 1969 and as United States attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1970 to 1974 when he won a national reputation for unprecedented convictions of numerous public officials. He was founder and Co-Director of the Advocacy Institute at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1980 to the present. He was Special Counsel for Hon. Lawrence Walsh, Independent Counsel, Iran-Contra Prosecution, 1988. Judge Stern was the subject of the book, Tiger in the Court (Chicago: Playboy Press, 1973). He is the author of Judgment in Berlin (New York: Universe Books, 1984) which was made into a major motion picture with Sean Penn, and Martin Sheen playing Judge Stern; and, most recently, Diary of a DA: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Took On the Mob, Fought Corruption, and Won (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2012). Review 1 (3900 characters maximum): ... a crowning achievement in a career devoted to helping all lawyers, from beginners to veterans, become more knowledgeable in the art of advocacy. Source: -- Arthur J. Greenbaum, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC, New York, NY

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Volume I discusses the theories and philosophies of litigating cases in direct and cross examination. Volume II implements these methods of conducting direct examination in order to assure a flawless presentation of the case. The author uses trial transcripts from some of the greatest trial lawyers of the past century to illustrate these techniques. Volume III shows the attorney how to argue the case through opposition witnesses, convert the information provided on direct examination to the benefit of the cross examiner's case and limit the direct testimony so it is not detrimental. Also incorporates actual case excerpts and explanations of the techniques. Volume IV defines the ``real'' purpose of summation, outlining the limitations and using actual case studies. Instructs attorneys to teach jurors how to argue their position for them against adversaries in the jury room.

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