"Nota Bene" means "note this well" or "take particular notice." We at the O'Quinn Law Library will be posting tips on legal research techniques and resources, developments in the world of legal information, happenings at the Law Library, and legal news reports that deserve your particular attention. We look forward to sharing our thoughts and findings and to hearing from you.
N.B: Make a note to visit "Nota Bene" regularly.
-Spencer L. Simons, former Director, O'Quinn Law Library and Associate Professor of Law
Friday, July 29, 2011
Anatomy of a Trial: A Handbook for Young Lawyers
The ABA has recently published Anatomy of a Trial: A Handbook for Young Lawyers (KF8915.S24)by Paul Mark Sandler. It examines the major stages of both civil and criminal trials, including the voire dire process, opening statements, witnesses, direct and cross examination, closing statements, and appeals. The author draws on his own experience in analyzing the process and uses excerpts from two of his cases-United States v. Rosen and Mary Jeanne Maffei v. Angela Smedley, M.D. et al, along with hypotheticals and commentary from trial judges. This book is more practice oriented than research-oriented but is very beneficial for those looking for an overview of the trial process. This book is now in the law library's new titles shelf.