Stern, Herbert J., Esq. Voir Dire and Opening Argument. Volume I, Trying Cases to Win. Originally published: New York: Aspen Publishers, 1991. Reprinted 2013 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. xv, 685 pp. ISBN-13: 9781616193454. ISBN-10: 161619345X. Hardcover. New. $185. * The trial process is the sum of its parts-opening argument, direct and cross examination, and summation. In Trying Cases to Win, nationally known trial lawyer Herbert J. Stern provides an overall blueprint for conduct in the courtroom as he guides the reader through each of these segments. Rather than a collection of anecdotal war stories from various trials, Stern outlines the nuts and bolts of the right-and wrong-approach, processes and strategies for every component needed for trial success. Each volume is also available separately. In this volume, Voir Dire and Opening Argument, Stern describes tactics for the voir dire process and the construction and delivery of a successful opening to lay the foundation for the overall argument. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Rule I: Personal Advocacy; 3. Rule II: One Central Theme; 4. Rule II: Make the Case Bigger than its Facts; 5. The Four Laws: Primacy, Recency, Frequency and Vividness; 6. Opening Argument-Not Opening Statement; 7. Problems to Confront in Openings; 8. The Form of the Opening; 9. Final Considerations for Opening; 10. Edward Bennett Williams Opens; 11. Openings in Nonjury Trials; 12. Applications of the Principles to a Case; 13. The Colonial Pipeline Case; 14. Jury Voir Dire; 15. Voir Dire in Two Actual Cases; 16. Conclusion, Appendix A: United States v. Weber-Opening for the Government; Appendix B: United States v. Weber-Opening for the Defense; Index. Herbert J. Stern is a highly regarded trial lawyer and accomplished teacher of trial techniques. A partner and founding member in the New Jersey law firm of Stern & Kilcullen, Stern is a former Federal Judge, having served as United States district judge for the District of New Jersey from 1974 to 1987. He established his reputation as an advocate while serving as a trial attorney with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the United States Department of Justice from 1965 to 1969 and as United States attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1970 to 1974 when he won a national reputation.
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