WIN! Organize for trial with trial notebook and trial forms. Use with witness preparation aids, question outline checklists, and objection checklists that LawyerTrialForms can provide.
Trial Notebook System.
For most attorneys, the best method to get ready -- to organize --- for a trial is first to buy a bundled trial notebook system. Most attorneys don't get to trial much, which means most attorneys have not developed their own trial notebook system. The remedy is simple: Start your litigation and trial preparation by using a notebook system developed by a senior and experienced trial attorney. Read who wrote ours! The proven system we offer is more than a method of organizing you for trial. LitigationReady!™ also has pages of tips and tactics. For example, LitigationReady!™contains a form "Standard Questions to Use Against Adverse Witness" to place in your notebooks. Every trial attorney needs to have some standard questions and lines to use in situations which are common in litigation. So LitigationReady!™ has those standard questions and lines.
LitigationReady!™ is a dollar-wise investment. $70 is not a huge expenditure, but it surely pays off in time saved and mistakes avoided. LitigationReady!™ is a very low investment with a high value return.
The Workhorse Two Dozen:
a trial testimony objections checklist (contains short law points
for active in-battle use).
Attorney Fee Awards
If you are going to ask for an attorney fee award, or may have to defend against an attorney fee award, you need the Attorney Fee Awards Handbook. This is 199 pages of chock full, compacted, down to earth, direct, stay out of trouble, advice. Law, tactics, and forms, including a trial question outline for the direct examination of your own expert witness on your request for an attorney's fee award. Attorney Fee Awards: a handbook for attorneys.
DEP4006 "Pointers for
Witnesses" for Deposition or Trial --- A Witness Preparation
The one best aid for preparing witnesses to
testify. Witness Instruction Handout is an easy to use tool for you to teach in
the office, and for your witness to learn at home.
Popular testimony question outlines include the following.
MVA310409 Attorney's Combination
Checklist for Police Officer (MVA) Interview, Deposition, Trial Testimony
This MVA - Police Officer Interview - Deposition - Trial Testimony - Checklist
Will be Used in Almost All of Your Motor Vehicle Accident Cases.
Browse for more useful trial forms in our full Product Catalog
Some of our articles and short forms for trial
Litigation is an information business. The obvious information you need to present to others is your client's story. But there is plenty of other information you need to present to the other side and to the judge and jury. What scares a lawyer the most is getting buried in unorganized information and then -- forgetting to ask the critical question, losing an advantage at trial, or not having the foundation to get an exhibit into evidence.
The reasons most attorneys don't do well at trial are simple:
1. They don't know the tactics!
2. They are not organized!
3. They do not have the checklists they need during the trial!
It's a matter of tactics, organization, and checklists.
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