Problems in Trial Advocacy by Anthony J. Bocchino

  • Book title: Problems in Trial Advocacy
  • Author: Anthony J. Bocchino
  • ISBN10: 1556818319
  • ISBN13: 978-1556818318
  • Publisher: National Institute for Trial Advocacy (June 2003)
  • Language: English
  • Subcategory: Business
  • Size ePub: 1755 kb
  • Size PDF: 1573 kb
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Problems in Trial Advocacy

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To develop trial skills, students must practice techniques and strategies under the watchful eyes of experienced faculty. NITA’s learning-by-doing programs are based on this premise, as is our well-known trial advocacy textbook Problems in Trial Advocacy. The new, revised 2003 Edition of Problems in Trial Advocacy is now available.

For the first time, the problems in this textbook are date specific. They simulate actual courtroom situations and are designed to develop the basic skills necessary for all trial lawyers. The situations are realistic and in many cases are based, in whole or in part, on actual trials. They involve a variety of both civil and criminal cases. Also for the first time in this edition, the exhibits are included on a CD.

The new edition of Problems in Trial Advocacy is also designed so that fact patterns used for direct and cross-examination problems contain two witness examinations per fact pattern, which are also used for other exercises in the course, such as exhibits or impeachment, among others. As a result, students spend less time learning fact patterns and more time developing their skills as trial lawyers.

Using the text, students learn to appreciate that a trial is not merely a collection of independent steps. Rather it is the process of developing—through opening statements, direct and cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses, introduction of exhibits, impeachment and rehabilitation, and closing arguments—a well-conceived, planned, and delivered case theory. An effective case theory will be one that supports a judgment in your favor as a matter of law, answers the question of what really happened and why for the fact finder, and persuades the fact finder that your client should prevail as a matter of fairness and justice.

Use Problems in Trial Advocacy alone or with your choice of civil or criminal case files from NITA’s extensive library. It also can be combined with Steven Lubet’s Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis and Practice for a complete advocacy course.