Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability (Audiobook)

Rick Friedman & Patrick Malone

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Format: Audiobook
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Rules of the Road™ is America’s bestselling text on proving liability. In the years since its original release, it has helped lawyers throughout the country win six-, seven-, and eight-figure verdicts in cases with difficult liability.

The authors honed this ground-breaking work in its second edition. In addition to making revisions throughout the book clarifying concepts in the first edition, Friedman and Malone added six new chapters. These chapters cover the differences between Rules and principles, how to troubleshoot your Rules, and how to fit Rules of the Road techniques into your case themes. They discuss how to use Rules earlier in the case, through motions in limine and voir dire. They include samples of Rules from a variety of types of cases, including medical malpractice, product liability, insurance claims practice cases, and many more.

This audiobook version is read by leading trial consultant and actor/director/writer Joshua Karton. As a legal consultant, Mr. Karton serves on the faculty and develops curriculum for leading plaintiff and defender associations, including AAJ and NACDL, as well as for NITA, ABA, and law schools. He has been an instructor at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming since its inception, prepared the oral presentation of successful cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and piloted the Advanced Trial Advocacy Course for the JAG Corps. Outside the legal field, he served on the faculty of the School of Theater at the University of Southern California, and his students include recipients of Oscars™ and Emmys™. As the owner of Communication Arts for the Professional in Santa Monica, California, he maintains a professional practice of individual case consultation and witness preparation.



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CD: 386 minutes; 6 discs; 2nd edition (2014); ISBN: 978-1941007105
Publisher: Trial Guides, LLC

Disc 1 [56:43]

  1. Title
  2. Preface
  3. Introduction
  4. Defining the Problem
  5. Solving the Problem
  6. Identifying Rules of the Road

Disc 2 [68:27]

  1. Developing a Working List of Rules
  2. Why Rules and Principles Need to Be Kept Distinct
  3. The Plaintiff Expert
  4. The Daubert-Proofed Expert

Disc 3 [57:59]

  1. Discovery (Part 1)
  2. Discovery (Part 2)

Disc 4 [53:30 + MP3s]

  1. Troubleshooting Your Rules
  2. Fitting the Rules into Your Case Story
  3. A Special Problem: Rules of the Road in Auto Cases
  4. Motions and the Rules of the Road
  5. Also included on this disc: MP3s of chapters 1–8

Disc 5 [64:22]

  1. Finalizing the Rules of the Road
  2. Motions in Limine about the Rules
  3. Voir Dire
  4. Opening Statement
  5. Direct Examination of Your Expert
  6. Cross-Examination

Disc 6 [52:01 + MP3s]

  1. Closing Argument
  2. Final Thoughts
  3. Excerpt Introductions
  4. Appendix I: Bad Faith Case Opening Statement
  5. Appendix J: Bus Stop Case Opening Statement
  6. Also included on this disc: MP3s of chapters 9–Appendix J and PDFs of the written appendices

Total running time: 6 hours, 26 minutes

5 out of 5 stars Based on 7 reviews
Preston L.
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Great book
A mandatory book for plaintiff’s lawyers. Audio book makes it easy to read over and over again.
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James L.
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Great starting point
Highly recommend
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Tim L.
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Rules of the Road
As a lawyer now in my 38th year, I can say that this was one of the best legal books I have ever read.
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Bob E.
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If you can read only one . . .
I have gone back to consult this gem so often, even my e-book version is dogeared. If you can read only one of the Trial Guides collection of books, this is the one.
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Charles B.
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Kenny Berger told me a bout this book when I worked for him, and it now serves a foundational role in our practice. It is quite literally a must read.
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