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California Judges Benchbook: Civil Proceedings—Trial, 2d

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Format: Book - hardbound
Brand: Bancroft Whitney
Copyright: 2010-2016
Service #: 14811956
Sub #: 14811959
Pages: 1646
Publication frequency: Annually
Update method: Cumulative supplement

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California Judges Benchbook: Civil Proceedings—Trial, 2d



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California Judges Benchbook: Civil Proceedings – Trial, 2d allows you to tailor your case presentation to a judge's satisfaction and learn the techniques that judges use during trial to maintain control. Written by judges, this resource offers guidelines and checklists that a judge will follow when considering your trial motions or motions from opposing counsel. Its content:

  • Guides you through civil trial proceedings, including voir dire, the examination of witnesses, the introduction of evidence, and argument
  • Translates the statutes and rules into do's and don'ts, helping avoid sanctions, contempt citations, and mistrial
  • Uncovers techniques that judges use to establish and maintain control of the courtroom
  • Emphasizes resolution of potential problems at the outset during a trial management conference
  • Explains the judge's duty to actively control and supervise the proceedings
  • Includes spoken and written forms, judges' worksheet, judges' checklists, charts, and how-to tips and techniques for case management
  • Advises on weighing pros and cons, and on exercising discretion
  • Offers an insider's view, as it focuses on the judge's role during a civil trial and provides perspective on how judges manage the courtroom
  • Analyzes the procedural elements common to all motions, and illustrates how to maximize chances for a favorable ruling
  • Highlights situations in which judicial practices may differ, and explains alternatives