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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.

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