Dec. 19, 2012 – You know the relevant substantive law backwards and forwards. The facts are on your client’s side and you have the arguments to back them up. But sometimes, even the very best argument won’t make up for a missed deadline. Be sure you’re ready to navigate through the complex maze of procedural musts and options to reach the best resolution for your client.
Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial covers everything from fee agreements through default judgments, from initial client conferences to pretrial conferences. It addresses conflicts of interest, statutes of limitation, summary judgments, jurisdiction, and venue. Pleadings and service of process are covered, along with dispute resolution procedures, discovery, motion practice, and even case management procedures. Far from being just a rule book, this respected resource provides expert analysis, practice tips, comments, and queries, drawing upon the authors’ experience, and practical wisdom. With Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial at your disposal, you’ll gain procedural advantages, develop effective case strategies, and avoid damaging technical errors.
Cement Your Case with Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook
Pieces of evidence are the building blocks of your client’s story. Tell the story clearly, convincingly, and compellingly by presenting strong evidence that will pass objection. Designed for trial use, Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook is an on-the-spot reference to the Wisconsin Rules of Evidence. The strategically organized Evidence Handbook covers every section of the Wisconsin Rules of Evidence, providing the full text of each, along with the complete corresponding Judicial Council Committee Notes. Illustrative case annotations and practical commentary on specific evidentiary issues, related statutes, and Supreme Court Rules bring the rules to life to help you do justice – justice to your client’s story, and justice for your client.
Command the Courtroom with Wisconsin Trial Practice
The trial date is fast approaching, and there is no settlement on the horizon. You need to be prepared to present your best case before a judge and jury. To avoid the risk of your client’s trial becoming a trial by fire, turn to Wisconsin Trial Practice, an essential tool that outlines the process from pretrial through post-verdict. Trial Practice breaks down into detail the trial-preparation process to ensure you won’t miss important 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, post-trial motions, and more – enabling you to present your case with confidence, and your client’s trust.
State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE’s civil-litigation library features these, and several other titles, including Law of Damages in Wisconsin, Discovery Law & Practice in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Civil Forms Manual, Wisconsin Governmental Claims & Immunities Handbook, Wisconsin Insurance Law, and Arbitration and Mediation of Business Disputes (WBA Series, Vol. 10).
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, visit the WisBar Marketplace 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 and $649 for the full 60-title library (single-user prices; call for law-firm pricing).