There are countless Trial Advocacy courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Modern Trial Advocacy Analysis & Practice: Fifth Edition (NITA) (2015)
- Winning At Trial (NITA) (2007)
- The Art of Prosecution: Trial Advocacy Fundamentals from Case Preparation Through Summation (2000)
- The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win (2013)
- Trial Techniques and Trials + Website companion [Casebook Connect] (Aspen Coursebook) (2017)
- Modern Trial Advocacy Analysis & Practice: Law School Fourth Edition (NITA) (2016)
- Materials in Trial Advocacy: Problems & Cases (Aspen Coursebook) (2015)
- Problems and Materials in Evidence and Trial Advocacy: Sixth Edition Volme Two/Problems (NITA) (2017)
- Trial Advocacy: Planning Analysis & Strategy (Aspen Coursebook) (2014)
- Trial Advocacy Basics: Second Edition (NITA) (2016)
- Evidence in Context: A Trial Evidence Workbook Fifth Edition (NITA) (2017)
Modern Trial Advocacy Analysis & Practice: Fifth Edition (NITA) (2015)
Modern Trial Advocacy presents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills. This book offers a sophisticated theory-driven approach to advocacy training that distinguishes it from other books in the field. In addition to the valuable sections on uses of theory, theme, and story frame; the persuasive value of inferences and cognitive theory; and discussion of witness "credibility variables" explaining how to bolster or undermine testimony.
Winning At Trial (NITA) (2007)
Winning at Trial uses innovative techniques to teach students and experienced lawyers alike the art of presenting a clear and compelling case in order to win at trial. These skills are gained first by observing then by doing, and in Winning at Trial the reader is enabled to do just that by analyzing transcripts and viewing almost four hours of footage from the O. J. Simpson trial and a focus group deliberating a civil trial.
The Art of Prosecution: Trial Advocacy Fundamentals from Case Preparation Through Summation (2000)
A priceless powerhouse of prosecutorial guidance! Learn to solidfy cases every step of the way, from the first swing of the judge’s gavel to the last. Perfect for practicing prosecutors, law enforcement pros who provide the elements that help win cases and everyone in betweenincluding law students!
The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win (2013)
Joel Trachtman’s book presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law. If you are a law student or new lawyer, a business professional or a government official, this book will boost your analytical thinking, your foundational legal knowledge, and your confidence as you win arguments for your clients, your organizations or yourself. For more information, go to toolsofargument.com.
Trial Techniques and Trials + Website companion [Casebook Connect] (Aspen Coursebook) (2017)
Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students.
Modern Trial Advocacy Analysis & Practice: Law School Fourth Edition (NITA) (2016)
The of presents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills. Dedicated to the law student, the book contains a "Trial Basics" chapter, which discusses what happens in a trial and the role the advocate plays. The Law School Edition has checklists that guide students in their performance.
Materials in Trial Advocacy: Problems & Cases (Aspen Coursebook) (2015)
Written by an author team with an extraordinary depth of experience in trial practice, Materials in Trial Advocacy uses actual cases and Trial Files to engage students in the whole process of litigation. Each chapter contains both civil and criminal problems presented at graduating levels of complexity.Key Features
Problems and Materials in Evidence and Trial Advocacy: Sixth Edition Volme Two/Problems (NITA) (2017)
Volume two of Problems and Materials in Evidence and Trial Advocacy is designed as the workbook for coordinated courses in Evidence and Trial Advocacy. It contains over three hundred problems in evidence law and over sixty exercises in trial advocacy. It is designed to be used with Volume I of Problems and Materials, which contains two relatively detailed case files, one criminal and the other civil.
Trial Advocacy: Planning Analysis & Strategy (Aspen Coursebook) (2014)
conveys a clear understanding of the trial process, how lawyers think, and the strategies and techniques of trial persuasion. Updated throughout, the timely provides checklists in each chapter as a useful teaching aid. Topical coverage has been expanded to include discussion of Internet interference during trial and the use of focus groups, trial simulations, and technology in trial preparation.
Trial Advocacy Basics: Second Edition (NITA) (2016)
Surely one of the most intimidating moments in your professional life is standing before a judge and jurors the morning of your very first trial. This is no mock trial: the stakes are high, and your client is counting on you. Are you ready? is a courtroom primer that helps both the novice advocate prepare for his first day in court and the practicing lawyer bring her skills in line with the most recent developments in trial advocacy.
Evidence in Context: A Trial Evidence Workbook Fifth Edition (NITA) (2017)
Evidence in Context is designed to create a fully contextual understanding of the law of evidence. It contains two relatively detailed case files, quite similar to the material a trial lawyer may have as he or she approaches trial. The first file is a murder case where the issue is the identity of the killer and the defendant is the estranged husband of the victim.
Best Trial Advocacy Books You Must Read
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On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy
Author(s): Thomas M Melsheimer; Craig Smith
ID: 3020020, Publisher: University of North Texas Press, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Format: azw3
From Truth to Technique at Trial: A Discursive History of Advocacy Advice Texts
Author(s): Philip Gaines
ID: 1679870, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Bergman's Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell, 5th
Author(s): Paul Bergman
ID: 3561068, Publisher: West Academic, Year: 2013, Size: 489 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.