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          Settlement Systems, and Trial Notebook! Legal forms for lititation lawyers - discovery, settlement, trial: tips, tactics, and forms

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.

Attorney Favorites

TRIAL5210 The Workhorse Two Dozen: a trial testimony objections checklist (contains short law points for active in-battle use).
TRIAL5212 Battle-Quick Exhibit Foundations: an exhibits foundations and law summary for deposition and courtroom 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.

Witness Preparation.

DEP4006 "Pointers for Witnesses" for Deposition or Trial --- A Witness Preparation Instruction Handout  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.
WIT0506 Clarify Testimony is an "extra" idea that will help you teach witnesses how to get out of a hole they have created for themselves by misspeaking or failings of memory, after they realize their mistake.
DEP4008 Pointers for Witness in  Videotaped Deposition  The "Pointers" with  instructions adapted specially for witnesses whose depositions will be videotaped.
DEP009 Personal Injury Client Testimony: Additional Preparation Instructions Exclusively for personal injury plaintiffs, to improve their damages testimony. The Client Prep handout is a unique "How To Testify" skill builder.
DEP1207 Instructions to Video Photographer at Deposition that will be shown at trial  Send this to the person who is going to be doing the actual videotaping of the deposition you have scheduled of your own witness (or an adverse witness) that may be used at trial.

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.
MED3421 Plaintiff Attorney Direct Examination (Deposition or Trial) of Plaintiff's Treating Doctor - For Plaintiff offices. Designed to give a psychologically effective path to communicate the serious nature of the bodily injury through the treating physician or surgeon.  A 16 page report of advice and questions outline checklist form.
MED3434 Plaintiff's Personal Injury Direct Exam of Physical Therapist. An excellent source for objective evidence of injury is the physical therapist, too often overlooked by trial counsel.

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Some of our articles and short forms for trial attorneys
are found in the PowerLitigation section of our catalog

Forms are a mentor in a box -- guiding you, saving time, and preventing mistakes. Enjoy an economical way of having the information and checklists you need in your litigation practice.

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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