Trial Advocacy: The Art of Storytelling
Strategies for Winning a Trial in New York State Court
2023 Teacher's Manual forthcoming
336 pp $60.00
A trial is a story—the story of your client's truth, and there is an art to storytelling. To succeed, your story must mesmerize, entertain, and persuade the jury throughout every phase of trial. This book is a direct, to-the-point guide to successfully master that art, tell that story, and try your case in New York State court. It is written in a conversational tone and deliberately brief to avoid the boredom that causes many students to throw books aside and jurors to lose attention during your case.
Instead of telling you what to do, it contains detailed examples that illustrate how to implement the recommended techniques. It contains specific methods used by the most successful New York civil and criminal attorneys to win their cases and explores the right way to conduct each stage of the trial as well as discussing expert testimony, evidence, and the law of trial advocacy in New York, which will help you win your case and tell your story.