An invaluable resource and in-depth guide dedicated to assisting the trial attorney in every aspect of preparing for and conducting trials, including understanding and applying the rules of evidence in trial. This new edition adds material on electronic evidence, expert witness, examination of witnesses, jury studies and their implications for trial practice, and changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence. This is an excellent reference for the new attorney preparing for that first case or the seasoned attorney looking for a new perspective. The following features are included: example outlines for arguments and examinations; example transcripts for examinations; use of a complete fact pattern to illustrate points throughout the text; instructions and advice on preparing for trial and selecting a jury; and an in-depth analysis of evidence rules and their application in trial. The content also features chapters covering cross-examination, impeachment, and privileges. An entire case file is presented in an appendix and is used as a fact pattern to craft sample arguments and outlines throughout the text. Appendices also include the entire Federal Rules of Evidence.
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Michael Fontham is a member of the firm Stone Pigman Walther and Wittmann LLC in New Orleans, where he chairs the regulatory practice group. 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 Schools of Law 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 Clinical Program at Tulane, skills courses at Loyola University School of Law, and the LSU Bar Review.
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Book Description LexisNexis / National Institut, 2008. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111601560729