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  • November 20, 2013

    Trials Without Error? It’s Possible with PINNACLE Discovery and Trial Practice Resources

    Nov. 20, 2013 – Find what you need – and prove what you must – with updates to two trusted civil-litigation resources from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE: Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice and Wisconsin Trial Practice.

    Build Your Case with Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice

    State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® has just released the 2013 supplement to Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice, in which several of Wisconsin’s top civil litigators share their collective knowledge of, and provide guidance on, effective discovery in Wisconsin. Five chapters focus on key discovery procedures: depositions; interrogatories; requests for admissions; inspections of documents, things, and places; and physical, mental, and vocational examinations, explaining how to prepare, conduct, respond to, use, and enforce such discovery requests, including examples and forms. Additional chapters discuss the scope and ethics of discovery, experts in the discovery process, and judicial supervision of discovery requests. It also includes a chapter on discovery of electronically stored information (ESI), discussing both how to obtain and to preserve it.

    The 2013 supplement to Discovery Law and Practice also discusses the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s newly approved procedure for “clawing back” inadvertently produced privileged information; expands the ESI chapter, adding new sections about “cloud computing” and recovery of expenses for production; and adds sample language for a request for admission, and a sample notice of a deposition duces tecum.

    Command the Courtroom with Wisconsin Trial Practice

    Of course, the best discovery is useless if you can’t use it in court. For that you need the third edition Wisconsin Trial Practice, recently released by PINNACLE. This book will prove to be a vital part of your litigation library, because it outlines and explains the trial process, from pretrial through postverdict, ensuring that you don’t miss critical steps and considerations. You’ll find guidance on scheduling proceedings, pretrial motions, discovery, witness selection, and preparation, and even how to best organize your case file for court. The content is organized chronologically, with expert suggestions for what to do 120 days, 90 days, and 30 days before trial, to make sure that your client’s day in court goes off without case-damaging procedural missteps. Prepare for trial with discussions on courtroom procedures, jury instructions, verdicts, posttrial motions, and more – so you can present your case with confidence and better represent your client.

    The 2013 edition of Wisconsin Trial Practice also explains the effect of a defense’s opening statement when the defense presents no testimony; adds an updated discussion of courtroom technology; has been updated to reflect the ABA’s latest guidance on juries and jury trial; and explains the effect of time on the validity of judgments.

    A Solid Civil Practice Begins with PINNACLE

    State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE’s civil-litigation library features these, and several other titles, including:

    Order Today

    All titles listed here are available in both print and online (via Books UnBound®, the State Bar’s interactive online library). For print-book pricing, more information, or to place an order, click on a title above or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838. Subscribers to the Bar’s automatic supplementation service will receive future updates at a discount off the regular price. Annual subscriptions to Books UnBound start at $149 per title (single-user price; call for full-library and law-firm pricing).

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