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100+ Books About the Law: Trials

Trial Lawyering

There are very few truly useful books about how to be a great trial lawyer.

The place to start is undoubtedly the bible of American trial lawyers, Thomas A. Mauet’s Trial Techniques (9th ed. 2013), which has extremely useful “how to” chapters about every trial lawyering skill, of immense assistance for rookie lawyers seeking to excel in their first cases.

Also useful, despite some tremendous flaws, not the least of which is the author’s ego, is Gerry Spence’s How to Argue and Win Every Time (1995), which provides useful advice about, among other things, the importance of building a bond with the jury and using drama and repetition to get your point across.