Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume

Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume

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This book is an insightful study in trial psychology, an instruction manual about how to make your arguments resonate in the courtroom, and an examination of what made some of the greatest trial lawyers of our time so effective.

Law school will teach you the law and how to form an argument, but this book tells, and shows, you how to make your best case and gives you the skills to frame your point in the courtroom. Law students can use this book as a firm foundation for future trial careers. Young associates can turn to this book as they prepare their first real cases for trial. Seasoned practitioners can use Trying Cases to Win to polish existing skills or reground their practice.

This one volume book represents a lifetime of work from two legends in the field, Judge Herbert J. Stern and Professor Steve Saltzburg, founders of The University of Virginia Law School Trial Advocacy Institute, now the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia. Let these two respected veterans teach you to not just win in the courtroom, but win big.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627222792
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 414
Sales rank: 412,095
File size: 549 KB

About the Author

Judge Stern, who was born in Manhattan, first served as an assistant district attorney there and conducted the grand jury investigation into the murder of the onetime Black Muslim leader Malcolm X. He served as Trial Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1965-1969. He later joined the United States Attorney's office for the District of New Jersey and was involved in the prosecution of such political leaders as Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio of Newark and former Mayor John V. Kenny of Jersey City on corruption charges. He resigned in 1987 and began private practice in New Jersey. In 1979 He was appointed by the State Department as the American judicial power in the occupied American sector of Berlin, Germany. There, he presided over the unique case of United States v. Tiede, an aircraft hijacking prosecution that was the sole case ever tried in the United States Court for Berlin. Stern later authored Judgment in Berlin, a book about his experiences in the Tiede case which was made into a film. Judge Stern received his B.A. from Hobart College in 1958 and went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1961. He then served one year in the United States Army Reserve. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1961 and the New Jersey bar in 1971. Judge Stern has been Co-Director of the Advocacy Institute at the University of Virginia School of Law, from 1980 to the present. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the Seton Hall Law School from 1976-1986, and at the Rutgers School of Law from 1980-1986. He is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations, and the Association of the Federal Bar of the District of New Jersey where he served as President from 1971-1972.

Stephen A. Saltzburg is the Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law and director of the Masters Program in Litigation and Dispute Resolution at George Washington University Law School.
Professor Saltzburg joined the law faculty at George Washington University in 1990. He had previously taught at the University of Virginia School of Law since 1972. In 1996 he founded the master's program in Litigation and Dispute Resolution at GW. In 2004 Saltzburg was named Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law.

Professor Saltzburg served as reporter for and later a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence. He was the reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Committee for the District of Columbia District Court before he assumed the chair of that Committee. He has served as a special master in two class action cases in the District of Columbia District Court, and continues to serve as a mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He has mediated a variety of disputes involving public agencies as well as private litigants; has served as a sole arbitrator, panel chair, and panel member in domestic arbitrations; and has served as an arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce.

Professor Saltzburg's public service includes serving as associate independent counsel in the Iran-Contra investigation; as deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, as the Attorney General's ex-officio representative on the U.S. Sentencing Commission; and as director of the Tax Refund Fraud Task Force, appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury. He currently serves as a council member in the ABA Litigation Section, and is a member of the ABA House of Delegates from the Criminal Justice Section. He was appointed to the ABA's Task Force on Terrorism and the Law and to the Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation and the Professional in 2001, and to the President's Advisory Group on Citizen Detention and Enemy Combatant Issues in 2002. In 2001 he was appointed by Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit as co-chair of the Task Force on the Selection of Lead Counsel in Class Actions, which published its final report in 2002. Saltzburg is the author of numerous books and articles on evidence, procedure, and litigation.

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