The Anvil Law Books series is the result of the authors’ aim to help bar hopefuls in their journey to become lawyers and therefore advocates and lovers of the law.
Each Practice Guide chapter combines authoritative legal analysis with an expert author's practical insights that have been distilled from years of litigation practice. Georgia Criminal Law includes hundreds of Practice Tips with easy-to-recognize icons that transition smoothly from legal analysis to practical application of a point of law.
Chapter parts begin with a detailed practice checklist (more than 60 checklists are included) defining the essentials of a major task, e.g., “Raising Error on Appeal ” and “Recognizing, Objecting and Presenting Hearsay. ” Checklists capture the essential steps (what, when, how) of each task with cross-references to relevant authority, forms, and discussion of the topic within the chapter itself.
• Expert analysis and practice tips through each phase of a criminal proceeding: Comprehensive analysis of criminal law and procedure in Georgia. Reduces research time and offers a starting point to prosecutors and defense counsel for researching their criminal cases.
• Over 60 checklists: Facilitates personalizing and editing of jury instructions and saves practitioner time by providing the text of the jury instructions in electronic format.
Trial Evidence Foundations is a handy courtroom guide that will keep you from overlooking any required foundational elements, and point out when your opponent has. Gordon P. Cleary and John A. Tarantino's book contains the rule, elements, tactics, and key cases for most foundations, including:
• Establishing credibility
• Attacking credibility
• Oral statements
• Real or physical evidence
• Excited utterances
• Lay witnesses
• Specific privileges
Designed for use when time is short, the book is formatted for quick reference. Each foundation is tightly covered in three or four pages.