Examinations in Civil Trials: The Formula for Success by John Hollander is the sixth book in Irwin Law's Young Advocates series that we're featuring this summer. It's available in print in several branches and electronically through your Courthouse Library subscription to vLex.
The rough and tumble of examinations — direct, cross, redirect — is the heart of this handbook, which offers up a wealth of practical techniques and advice for the novice litigator. For more experienced counsel, it can offer alternatives to practices developed over years. Maintaining a plainspoken style throughout, Examinations in Civil Trials presents a sophisticated and comprehensive approach to conducting examinations in court, and before administrative tribunals. Nearly every section wraps up with a case study — a fact situation drawn from the courtroom that sets up an exercise — and a “solution” clearly showing how an advocate might tackle the exercise with aplomb.
-- from the publisher