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Trial Practice


Trial handbook for Wisconsin Lawyers, by Ted Warshafsky
Wisconsin TitleWest's Wisconsin Practice Series
KFW 2930 .W673

Wisconsin trial practice
Wisconsin TitleState Bar of Wisconsin
KFW 2938 .W573

NBI Seminar materials are located at KFW 2938 .A75. These seminars cover trials from a judge's point of view and include several specialized topics throughout.


Much of our trial preparation material is located at KF 8915. However, be sure to look in subject-specific areas of the library for trial help on a particular topic, like Federal court or torts.

American jurisprudence trials
This several set examines many specific litigation areas and case types, and provides sample arguments and forms.
KF 8915 .A74, updated 2014

Goldstein Trial technique
This several volume set comments on essential litigation methods and techniques.
KF 8915 .G63, updated 2014

The how-to-win trial manual: winning trial advocacy in a nutshell, by Ralph Fine
KF 8915 .F56 2011

Trial lawyer: what it takes to win, by David Berg
KF 8915 .B448 2003

Trial techniques and trials, by Thomas A. Mauet
KF 8915 .M381 2013

Nutshell guides

Trial and clinical skills in a nutshell, by Kenney Hegland
KF 8915 .Z9 H43 2005

The first trial: where do I sit? What do I say? in a nutshell, by Steven Goldberg
KF 8915 .Z9 G59 2009


73 Ways to Win: a treasury of litigation tactics and strategies
KF 8915 .S4 2001 DVD + study guide

Advanced cross examination techniques
KF 8920 .P68 A3 2007 DVD

Crafting the winning argument: twelve critical steps to success
KF 8915 .C7 2002 DVD + study guide

Art of Speaking

Crafting and delivering an argument is discussed in many of the general trial practice books on the previous page. Here are a few resources devoted to creating the perfect argument, questioning witnesses, and winning over juries.

Closing arguments: the art and the law, by Jacob Stein
KF 8915 .A7 S743, Updated 2014

Pattern cross examinations
KF 8920 .S56 2011

Questioning techniques and tactics, by Jeffrey L. Kestler
KF 8915 .K47 1999, Updated 2013

Winning the jury: how to be more persuasive, by Kelly Centofani
Wisconsin TitleKFW 2942 .C45 2007

CLE Classes