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Massachusetts Courtroom Advocacy

The ultimate guide to Massachusetts trial technique

564 pages in 1 volume (printed book)
3rd Edition 2017
© 2017 MCLE, Inc.
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Massachusetts Courtroom Advocacy teaches you the tips, effective strategies and useful, practical techniques you need to advocate for your client in court. Featured are chapters on mediation and arbitration advocacy; jury matters; and extensive guidance on damages, as well as a chapter devoted to criminal practice. With a highly practical focus and incisive analysis of trial practice issues, this handbook is an essential resource for any Massachusetts litigator at any stage of his or her courtroom career.

Recent updates:

  • Update: July 2017

    Dear Subscriber:

    Thank you for updating your library with the 2017 edition of Massachusetts Courtroom Advocacy. This latest edition brings updated resources within your immediate reach—for fast, accurate, and practical answers to your questions.

    Highlights from the many developments reflected in this edition include

    • the introduction of attorney-conducted voir dire pursuant to G.L. c. 234A;
    • individual case management under Superior Court Rule 20;
    • developments in case law on evidentiary issues;
    • rule changes affecting pretrial expert witness disclosure and the scope of civil discovery practice;
    • handling remote testimony presented via live video feed;
    • recently enacted legislation allowing reference to a specific amount of damages;
    • updated case law on arbitration; and
    • new checklists on topics such as witness preparation, information about the trial judge, depositions, objections, organization of evidence, and closing arguments.

    We trust you will find this latest version of Massachusetts Courtroom Advocacy an invaluable resource for your busy practice.

    Very truly yours,

    John M. Lawlor, Esq., MCLE Publications Attorney

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 - An Introduction to Trial Advocacy (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 2 - Preparing for Civil Trial in Massachusetts (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 3 - Jury Selection (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 4 - Opening Statement (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 5 - Introduction of Evidence (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 6 - Objections (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 7 - Direct Examination (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 8 - Cross-Examination (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 9 - Examination of Experts (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 10 - Closing Argument—Plaintiff’s Perspective (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 11 - Closing Argument—Defendant’s Perspective (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 12 - Trial Motion Practice (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 13 - Damages—Plaintiff’s Perspective (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 14 - Damages—Defendant’s Perspective (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 15 - Trial Advocacy in Criminal Defense (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 16 - Mediation and Arbitration (Buy Chapter)



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