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Texas Trial Procedure And Evidence 2018

  • ID: 4411211
  • Book
  • Region: United States
  • 1080 Pages
  • ALM Media, LLC
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Texas Trial Procedure and Evidence is a single indispensable resource for trial lawyers in Texas state civil court. Since trials invariably involve issues of both procedure and evidence, the Trial Manual provides:
  • the procedure and evidence rules and case law needed throughout trial in an easy-to-use format
  • includes predicates for the admission of exhibits
  • wording and authority for key objections
  • forms for the various motions and requests that arise during trial
Texas Trial Procedure and Evidence addresses the common issues that arise throughout the various phases of trial, starting with final pretrial hearings, progressing through jury selection, opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, the court charge conference, closing arguments, deliberations, verdict, post-trial motions, judgment and post-judgment motions in the trial court. The special rules governing bench trials, expedited trials and justice court trials are covered.
  • Quick-reference guide to Texas evidentiary predicates
  • Quick-reference guide to Texas evidentiary trial objections
  • Quick-reference guide to Texas trial motions and requests
  • Texas Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Texas Rules of Evidence
 Evidence coverage includes: -       Relevance issues, including unfair prejudice, and character and habit evidence -       Privileges -       Witness competency and witness credibility issues -       Opinion testimony, including expert relevance and reliability issues and lay opinion testimony -       Hearsay, hearsay exclusions, and hearsay exceptions -       Authentication and offer of documentary evidence -       Best evidence rule -       Judicial notice of law and of fact
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Chapter 1: Variances Among Texas Courts and Trial JudgesChapter 2: Special Rules Governing Expedited TrialsChapter 3: New Rules Governing Justice Court TrialsChapter 4: Procedural Rules Governing Bench TrialsChapter 5: Rules Governing Courtroom ConductChapter 6: Jury SelectionChapter 7: Final Pretrial HearingChapter 8: Opening StatementChapter 9:  Witness CompetencyChapter 10: Examination of Lay WitnessesChapter 11: Examination of Expert WitnessesChapter 12:  Credibility andImpeachmentChapter 13: Expert TestimonyChapter 14: Hearsay-GenerallyChapter 15: Hearsay ExceptionsChapter 16: Offering Evidence and Preserving ErrorChapter 17: RelevancyChapter 18: AuthenticationChapter 19: The Best Evidence RuleChapter 20: Judicial NoticeChapter 21- PrivilegesChapter 22: Trial Motions and Trial AmendmentsChapter 23: Constructing the Jury ChargeChapter 24: Closing ArgumentChapter 25: Jury DeliberationsChapter 26: Verdict and JudgmentChapter 27: Post-Judgment Motions in the Trial
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Jim Wren has more than 30 years of trial experience and has joined Baylor Law School’s  full-time teaching faculty. He is boardcertified in Civil Trial Law and in Personal Injury Trial Law (by the TexasBoard of Legal Specialization), and in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil PretrialPractice (by the National Board of Trial Advocacy). He has served as President of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (2009-2011), which is the ABA-accredited national certifying board for civil trial, criminal trial, and other legal specializations, and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy.  He is licensed for federal practice in the Western, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, and in the U.S.Court of Federal Claims. He continues to represent clients in in various other courts around the nation by special admission. Professor Wren graduated with a J.D. cum laude from Baylor Law School in 1980. He added an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1982. Prior to joining the Baylor Law School faculty, he served for many years as an adjunct professor teaching the Management of Complex Litigation course to third-year students. Jim currently serves as a tenured professor of law at Baylor teaching Practice Court, the civil procedure and advocacy program required for all third-year Baylor Law students. He was named as a Baylor University Outstanding Professor in 2012. 
Jeremy Counseller is a Professor of Law at Baylor University School of Law, where he teaches Texas and federal procedure and evidence.  He previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and as an associate in the trial section of Bracewell & Patterson, LLP (now Bracewell& Giuliani, LLP).
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