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NCJ Number: 147701 Find in a Library
Author(s): T Y Blumoff; M Z Johns; E J Imwinkelried
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 508
Sponsoring Agency: Michie Co
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55834-062-9
Sale Source: Michie Co
Marketing Director
1317 Carlton Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22906
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The role of strategic and tactical professional judgment in developing a pretrial discovery master plan is addressed in this textbook, primarily in the context of applicable Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Abstract: Each chapter of the textbook leads the reader through the chronology of using the pretrial discovery device in question. At each major step in the chronology, chapters highlight choices facing the litigator and address considerations that may influence the litigator's choice. The focus is on prudential cost-benefit analysis rather than on either knowledge of procedural law or legal policy analysis. Problems are included at the end of each chapter to test the reader's appreciation of the range of choices open to a client and considerations relevant to the choice. The textbook covers pretrial discovery in general, strategic pretrial discovery planning, informal pretrial discovery tactics, dispositions, interrogation, physical and mental examinations, protective orders, and sanctions. Case studies are appended.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Civil proceedings; Corrections; Pretrial discovery
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