Trying Cases to Win

In One Volume

Herbert Stern & Stephen A. Saltzburg

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Judge Herbert Stern is a legend in the trial bar. Stern served from 1962 to 1965 as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, during which he participated in the investigation of the assassination of Malcolm X. He went on to become the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. He handled several major corruption and organized crime trials in New Jersey. By age 36, Stern had prosecuted eight mayors, two secretaries of state, two state treasurers, two powerful political bosses, a U.S. congressman and 64 other public officials, inspiring the book “Tiger in the Court.”

His judicial service is best remembered for the unique case of United States v. Tiede, an airline hijacking prosecution that was the sole case ever tried in the United States Court for Berlin, over which Stern was specially designated to preside by selection of the U.S. Department of State. The case was made into the movie “Judgment in Berlin.”

He went on to serve as special counsel for the Iran-Contra indictments against former Lt. Col. Oliver North. Stern continues to practice today, and is the subject of the recent book Diary of a DA: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Took On the Mob, Fought Corruption, and Won.

Prior to the start of Trial Guides, Stern’s litigation book set Trying Cases to Win was considered by many lawyers to be the finest book series on trial advocacy ever written. This five book set covered each part of trial in depth. That five book set is now out of print, but Stern consolidated the five book series into one book with co-author Steven A. Salzburg of George Washington University Law School. Through a distribution agreement with the ABA, Trial Guides brings you this important litigation text.

Herbert Stern

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Stephen A. Saltzburg

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Hardcover: 414 pages; (2013); ISBN: 978-1627222785
Publisher: American Bar Association
  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. About the Authors
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. Rule I: Personal Advocacy
  7. Rule II: One Central Theme
  8. Rule III: Make the Case Bigger Than Its Facts
  9. Four Laws: Primacy, Recency, Frequency, and Vividness
  10. Opening Argument-Not Opening Statement
  11. Problems to Confront in Openings
  12. The Form of the Opening
  13. Final Considerations in Opening
  14. Application of the Principles
  15. The Purpose of Direct Examination: To Argue Your Case
  16. Two Direct Examinations
  17. Witness Preparation and Delivery
  18. Making a Witness Invulnerable to Cross-examination
  19. Exhibits
  20. Cross-examination: Purpose, Methods, and Techniques
  21. Three Tools of Cross-examination
  22. Applying the Principles
  23. Expert Witnesses
  24. Closing Arguments
  25. Preparing and Delivering a Closing Argument
  26. Index
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Barry S.
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good book on the basics
good book on the basics of advocacy that one needs to always keep in mind
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John D.
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Herbert Stern knows what he is talking about
Herbert Stern knows what he is talking aboutWhen it comes to trial advocacy. If you could have one book on your desk on this topic, this would be the book.
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