Every day, trials impact the lives of untold numbers of citizens. But the public has only popular images and urban myths to give it an idea of what goes on in a trial. There has been no handy, easy-to-read reference book that explains trial strategy, tactics and the process to non-lawyers — until now. See You In Court fills this void.
If there is a courtroom in your future or you are writing about one and would like to know what lawyers know about the process, "See You In Court will give you the straight scoop and a lot of the insider knowledge that will help you.
From explaining the roles played by judges, lawyers, investigators, experts, jurors, and clerks to the basics of evidence, opening statements, witnesses, cross examination, jury instructions, closing arguments and verdicts, "See You In Court" illuminates it all in an engaging and entertaining style that painlessly demystifies the system and helps dispel various myths and misunderstandings.
The purpose of this book is to help the layman navigate the courtroom experience ?to understand what is going on. It is neither designed nor intended to be a substitute for professional representation by a licensed attorney. This is not a “self-help” book in the traditional sense. Every case is unique and only a skilled, experienced attorney can put the pieces of the puzzle together in a way that can spell success. Please do not use this book as an alternative to engaging competent legal counsel to represent you.