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Federal Civil Trials and Evidence (The Rutter Group Practice Guide)

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Brand: The Rutter Group
Copyright: 2008-2020
ISBN: 9781731944054
Publication Frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update format: N/A

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Federal Civil Trials and Evidence (The Rutter Group Practice Guide)


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Federal Civil Trials and Evidence provides reliable, practical, step-by-step guidance on federal civil trial practice and procedure from pretrial preparation through posttrial motions. It includes a comprehensive, analytical approach to the Federal Rules of Evidence, as well as unique evidence graphics that demonstrate how to start at the top and work down through the major evidentiary objections. Topics include:

  • Preparing for trial
  • Right to jury trial
  • Challenging the judge
  • Final pretrial conference and motions in limine
  • Jury selection
  • Opening statement
  • Evidence
  • Direct and cross-examination
  • Jury management during trial
  • Examination of expert witnesses
  • Impeachment and rehabilitation
  • Motions during trial
  • Closing argument
  • Jury instructions
  • Jury deliberations
  • Non-jury trials
  • Verdicts and judgments
  • Costs, attorney fees, and other expenses
  • Posttrial motions
Features include:
  • Citations to the latest cases available, plus statutes and rules of court
  • Proven strategies, tactics, and time-saving tips from judges and experienced practitioners
  • Step-by- step development of each topic and procedure, showing you what, when, where, and how to do it
  • Illustrations based on actual cases
  • Practice-tested forms conforming to the latest rules with comments and suggestions for their use