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Trial Advocacy Research Guide: Pre-trial procedure

This guide provides information about and links to the most popular and most cited sources for trial advocacy. Topics include opening/closing arguments, pre-trial procedure, trial evidence, examination of witnesses, and jury selection.

About Pre-Trial Procedure

Pre-trial Procedure includes all aspects of trial practice that occur before trial.  These stages include filing a lawsuit, answering a complaint, discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation. There are many fine treatises and practice aids on pre-trial procedure, generally, and on the various stages of pre-trial practice. 

The titles listed here focus specifically on preparing for trial. They are listed in alphabetical order.


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