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Primary Law | General Resources and Practice Manuals | Oral Advocacy | Pleading and Practice Forms | Motions | Discovery | Evidence | Witnesses | Juries | Additional Electronic Resources | Additional Print Resources : Journals | Additional Print Resources : Books


Primary Law

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General Resources and Practice Manuals

American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts, 3d series.
Rochester, N.Y.: Lawyers Co-operative Pub. Co., 1988-
General Stacks | KF8933 .A35 1988
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American Jurisprudence Trials.
Lawyers Co-operative Pub. Co., Rochester, N.Y., 1964-
General Stacks | KF8913 .A35
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Civil Procedure (4th ed.) / Jack H. Friedenthal, Mary Kay Kane, Arthur R. Miller.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2005.
Reading Room | KF8840 .F72 2005
Criminal Law Advocacy

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Federal Civil Judicial Procedure and Rules.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Pub. Co., 1985-
Reading Room | KF8816 .A21
Federal Criminal Trials (6th ed.) / James C. Cissell.
Newark, NJ ; San Francisco, CA : LexisNexis, c2003.
General Stacks | KF9660 .C57 2003
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Federal Practice and Procedure / Wright, Charles Alan and Miller, Arthur.
St. Paul, West Pub. Co., 1969-
General Stacks | KF8816 .W7
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Federal Procedure

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Federal trial handbook. Civil / Robert S. Hunter.
St. Paul, MN : Thomson West, 2003-
General Stacks | KF8915 .H851 2003
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Federal trial handbook. Criminal / Robert S. Hunter.
St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, 2003-
General Stacks | KF8915 .H85
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Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation (3rd ed.) / Roger S. Haydock, David F. Herr, Jeffrey W. Stempel.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Pub. Co., 1994.
General Stacks | KF8900 .H433 1994
Goldstein Trial Technique / Fred Lane.
Wilmette, Ill.: Callaghan, c1984-
General Stacks | KF8915 .G62 1984
The litigation manual: pretrial (3rd ed.) / John G. Koeltl, John S. Kiernan, editors.
Chicago, Ill.: Section of Litigation, ABA, c1998
General Stacks | KF8915.A9 L57 1998
The litigation manual: trial (3rd ed.) / John G. Koeltl, John S. Kiernan, editors.
Chicago, Ill.: Section of Litigation, ABA, c1998
General Stacks | KF8915.A9 L577 1998
Manual of Federal Practice (5th ed.) / Richard A. Givens.
Charlottesville, Va. : Lexis Law Publishing, c1998.
General Stacks | KF8840 .G56
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Moore's Federal Practice / James Wm. Moore.
New York, NY: M. Bender, 1997-
General Stacks | KF8820 .A313.M63 1997
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Moore's Manual. Federal Practice and Procedure / James Wm. Moore, Allan D. Vestal, and Philip B. Kurland.
New York, M. Bender, 1978- [i.e. 1962-
General Stacks | KF8816 .M63
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Pretrial (6th ed.) / Thomas A. Mauet.
New York: Aspen Publishers, c2005.
General Stacks | KF8900 .M386 2005
Trial advocacy in a nutshell (4th ed.) / Paul Bergman.
St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, c2006.
Reading Room | KF8915.Z9 B47 2006
Trial Handbook (2nd ed.) / Kent Sinclair.
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The trial lawyer: what it takes to win / by David Berg.
Chicago, Ill : American Bar Association, c2006.
General Stacks | KF8915 .B448 2006
Trial and clinical skills in a nutshell (4th ed.) / Kenney F. Hegland.
St. Paul, Minn. : Thomson/West, c2005.
Reading Room | KF8915.Z9 H43 2005
Trial techniques (7th ed.) / Thomas A. Mauet.
New York, NY : Aspen Publishers, c2007.
Reading Room | KF8915 .M38 2007

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Oral Advocacy

Art of advocacy: opening statement / Leonard Decof.
New York, N.Y.: M. Bender, 1982-
General Stacks | KF8915 .D43
Art of advocacy: summation / Lawrence J. Smith.
New York: M. Bender, 1978-
General Stacks | KF8915 .S74
Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis and Practice / Steven Lubet.
Notre Dame, Ind. : National Institute for Trial Advocacy, c2000.
General Stacks | KF8915 .L82 2000
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Opening statements / Alfred S. Julien.
Wilmette, IL: Callaghan, 1980
General Stacks | KF8915 .J84
Persuasion: the litigator's art / Michael E. Tigar.
Chicago, Ill.: Section of Litigation, ABA, c1999.
General Stacks | KF8915 .T55 1999
The trial lawyer's art / Sam Schrager.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999.
General Stacks | KF8915 .S263 1999
Trial communication skills (2nd ed.) / Roberto Aron, Julius Fast, Richard B. Klein.
Deerfield, Ill.: Clark Boardman Callaghan, c1996-
General Stacks | KF8915 .A85 1996
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Pleading and Practice Forms

American Jurisprudence Legal Forms 2nd ed.
[St. Paul, Minn.], West Group, 1971-
General Stacks | KF170 .A542
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American Jurisprudence Pleading and Practice Forms Annotated.
Rochester, N.Y., Lawyers Co-operative Pub. Co., West Group, 1966-.
General Stacks | KF8836 .A45
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Bender's Forms of Discovery.
New York, M. Bender, 1963-
General Stacks | KF8900.A3 B4
Access through Lexis: Interrogatories (Volumes 1 to 10a)
and Treatise (Volumes 11 to 16)
Civil Procedure Forms / George W. Liebmann.
Maryland Practice ; v. 3-4.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Pub. Co., 1984.
General Stacks | KFM1715.A73 M32
Nichols Cyclopedia of Federal Procedure Forms.
Wilmette, Ill.: Callaghan, c1952- .
General Stacks | KF8840 .C932
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West's Federal Forms.
St. Paul, West Pub. Co. c1952-
General Stacks | KF8836 .W32
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Motions

Motions in Federal Court.
Rochester, NY: Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1996.
General Stacks | KF8875 .M68 1996
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Motion Practice (4th ed.) / David F. Herr, Roger S. Haydock, Jeffrey W. Stempel.
New York: Aspen Law & Business, 2001-
General Stacks | KF8875 .H47 2001
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Discovery

Bender's Forms of Discovery.
New York, M. Bender, 1963-
General Stacks | KF8900.A3 B4
Access through Lexis: Interrogatories (Volumes 1 to 10a)
and Treatise (Volumes 11 to 16)
Deposition Questioning Strategies and Techniques / David A. Binder, Albert J Moore, Paul Bergman.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2001.
General Stacks | KF8900 .B56 2001
Discovery Practice (4th ed.) / Roger S. Haydock, David F. Herr.
New York: Aspen Law & Business, c2002-
General Stacks | KF8900 .H42
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Discovery problems and their solutions / Paul W. Grimm, Charles S. Fax, Paul M. Sandler.
Chicago, Ill. : ABA, Section of Litigation, c2005.
General Stacks | KF8900 .F29 2005
Discovery Proceedings in Federal Court (3rd ed.).
New York: Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1995-
General Stacks | KF8900 .S5 1995
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Effective Depositions / Henry L. Hecht, ed.
Chicago: American Bar Association, 1997.
General Stacks | KF8900 .E35 1997
Handbook of Federal Civil Discovery & Disclosure

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Pattern Deposition Checklists / Douglas Danner and Larry L. Varn.
Rochester, N.Y.: Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, c1993.
General Stacks | KF8900 .D3 1993
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Pattern Discovery [Various topics] / Douglas Danner, Larry L. Varn.
Deerfield, IL: Clark Boardman Callaghan.
General Stacks | KF8900 .D32 through KF8900 .D36
Access through Westlaw: Employment Discrimination, Tort Actions, Products Liability, Motor Vehicles, Premises Liability
Pretrial Discovery: Strategy and Tactics / Edward J. Imwinkelried and Theodore Y. Blumoff.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, c1999.
General Stacks | KF8900 .I483 1999
Pretrial Litigation in a Nutshell (3rd ed.) / R. Lawrence Dessem.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2001.
Reading Room | KF8900 .D49 2001

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Evidence

Courtroom criminal evidence (3rd ed.) / Edward J. Imwinkelried ... [et al.].
Charlottesville, Va. : LEXIS Law Pub., c1998.
General Stacks | KF9662 .C68 1998
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Evidentiary Foundations (6th ed.) / Edward J. Imwinkelried.
Newark, N.J. : LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, c2005.
General Stacks | KF8935 .I45 2005
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Federal evidence (3rd ed.) / Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick.
[St. Paul, MN.]: Thomson West, 2007.
General Stacks | KF8935 .M84 2007
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Federal Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell (7th ed.) / Michael H. Graham.
St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, c2007.
Reading Room | KF8935.Z9 G7 2007
Handbook of Federal Evidence (5th ed.) / Michael H. Graham.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2001.
General Stacks | KF8935 .G68 2001
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Maryland and Federal Evidence / with the Hon. Joseph F. Murphy, Jr. and the Hon. Paul W. Grimm.
Baltimore, MD: MICPEL, 2005.
General Stacks | KFM1740 .M377 2005
Maryland Evidence: Courtroom Manual / Alan D. Hornstein, Glen Weisseberger.
Cincinnati, OH.: Anderson Publishing Co., 2000-
General Stacks | KFM1750 .H688
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Maryland Evidence Handbook (3rd ed.) / Joseph F. Murphy, Jr.
Charlottesville, Va.: LEXIS Law, c1999.
General Stacks | KFM1740 .M87 1999
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Maryland Evidence: State and Federal (2nd ed.) / Lynn McLain.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2001.
General Stacks | KFM1740 .M37 2001
McCormick on Evidence (6th ed.) / by Kenneth S. Broun, general editor, et al.
St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, 2006.
Reading Room | KF8935 .M22 2006
Reference manual on scientific evidence (2nd Ed.) / Federal Judicial Center.

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Scientific evidence (4th ed.) / Paul C. Giannelli, Edward J. Imwinkelried, Jr.
[Newark, NJ] : LexisNexis, c2007.
General Stacks | KF8961 .G53 2007
Trial evidence (3rd ed.) / Thomas A. Mauet, Warren D. Wolfson.
New York : Aspen Publishers, 2005.
General Stacks | KF8935 .M28 2005
Weinstein's Federal Evidence: Commentary on Rules of Evidence for the United States Courts (2nd ed.)
New York, NY: Matthew Bender, 1997-
General Stacks | KF8935 .W45 1997
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Weissenberger’s federal evidence (5th ed.) / Glen Weissenberger, James J. Duane.
Newark, NJ : LexisNexis Matthew Bender, c2006.
General Stacks | KF8935 .W42 2006
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Wharton's Criminal Evidence (15th ed.) / by Barbara E. Bergman and Nancy Hollander.
[St. Paul, MN] : West Group, 1997-
General Stacks | KF9619 .W43 1997
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Witnesses

Art of advocacy: direct examination / Scott Baldwin.
New York: Matthew Bender, 1981.
General Stacks | KF8925.P4 B34
Cross-examination: science & techniques (2nd ed.) / Larry S. Pozner, Roger J. Dodd.
Newark, NJ : LexisNexis, 2004.
General Stacks | KF8920 .P68 2004
Examining witnesses (2nd ed.) / Michael E. Tigar.
Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, c2003.
General Stacks | KF8950 .T54 2003
Handbook of cross-examination: the mosaic art (2nd ed.) / John Nicholas Iannuzzi.
Paramus, NJ: Prentice Hall, c1999.
General Stacks | KF8920 .I36 1999
How to excel during cross-examination: techniques for experts that work / Steven Babitsky, James J. Mangraviti.
Falmouth, Mass. : SEAK, Inc., c1997.
General Stacks | KF8961 .B244 1997
How to prepare witnesses for trial (2nd ed.) / Roberto Aron, Jonathan L. Rosner.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, c1998-
General Stacks | KF8915 .A83
Model witness examinations (2nd ed.) / by Paul M. Sandler and James K. Archibald.
[Chicago] : Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2003.
General Stacks | KF8900 .S26 2003
Modern scientific evidence: the law and science of expert testimony / David L. Faigman
St. Paul, Minn.: West Pub. Co., 1997.
General Stacks | KF8961 .M63 1997
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Preparing witnesses, 2d / By Daniel I. Small.
Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, c2004.
General Stacks | KF8950 .S63 2004
Questioning techniques and tactics (3rd ed.) / by Jeffrey L. Kestler.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 1999.
General Stacks | KF8915 .K47 1999
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Juries

Federal jury practice and instructions (5th ed.) / Kevin F. O'Malley.
St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2000-
General Stacks | KF8984 .D4 2000
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Jury selection (3rd ed.) / V. Hale Starr, Mark McCormick.
Gaithersburg, Md.: Aspen Law & Business, c2001.
General Stacks | KF8979 .S73 2001
Jury selection: strategy & science (3rd ed.) / Ted A. Donner and Richard K. Gabriel.
St. Paul, MN: West Group, c2000-
General Stacks | KF8979 .D66 2000
Maryland civil pattern jury instructions / Maryland State Bar Association. Committee on Civil Pattern Jury Instructions.
Baltimore, Md.: Maryland State Bar Association, 1993.
Maryland Materials | KFM1742 .M3 1993
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Mastering voir dire and jury selection : gain an edge in questioning and selecting your jury (2nd ed.) / Jeffrey T. Frederick.
[Chicago, Ill.] : GP/Solo ; ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section [c2005]
General Stacks | KF8979 .F73 2005
Modern federal jury instructions, civil [...].
New York, NY : M. Bender, 1993.
General Stacks | KF9682.A62 M62 1993
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Modern federal jury instructions, criminal [...].
New York, N.Y. : Matthew Bender, 1991.
General Stacks | KF9682.A6 M62 1991
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Pattern jury instructions (civil cases) / prepared by Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, District Judges Association, Fifth Circuit.
St. Paul, Minn. : West Publishing Co., 1983-
General Stacks | KF8984 .D42
What makes juries listen today / Sonya Hamlin.
Little Falls, N.J.: Glasser LegalWorks, c1998.
General Stacks | KF8915 .H252 1998

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Additional Electronic Resources

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Additional Print Materials : Journals

Search for a topic in LegalTrac and Index to Legal Periodicals & Books to find journal articles.

For additional help consult Finding Articles in Legal Journals and Law Reviews or ask a librarian.

Most print journals are shelved on level 1 of the library, in alphabetical order by journal title. To find out if the library has a particular journal title in electronic format, use the e-journals link on the Library web page or ask a librarian for help.

Journals:

The following journals focus specifically on trial practice and procedure. Some of them may have full text online; all are available in print at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. Click the "Find It" link to check for online availability and/or do a catalog search for the journal.

  • Find It American journal of criminal law

  • Find It The American journal of trial advocacy

  • Find It Criminal justice

  • Find It Litigation

  • Find It The Prosecutor : journal of the National District Attorneys Association

  • Find It The Pretrial reporter

  • Find It Trial / the American Trial Lawyers Association

Note: Each of the files on Lexis and Westlaw are combined files of journals focusing on trial practice. It is also possible to search these journals individually.

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Additional Print Materials : Books

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