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- By William V. Dorsaneo. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2016. 2016-2017.
Dorsaneo's Texas Discovery contains the most up-to-date coverage of discovery available in Texas, including treatise discussions, procedural guides, and the highly regarded forms that are a mainstay of Dorsaneo, Texas Litigation Guide. Thanks to a form index as well as a main index, attorneys can locate the material they need in seconds.
- By Jack H. Friedenthal; Mary Kay Kane; Arthur R. Miller. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th ed.
"Gain insight into the laws governing all of the major steps in the civil litigation process, starting with investigation and ending with post-appeal collateral attacks. This text covers the major themes underlying the governing legal standards and those basic issues that the case law and literature suggest to be the most pressing. References to federal practice and procedure are provided with a discussion on the burden of complex, multi-party litigation on the judicial system." - from the publisher
- By Albert Moore. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 1st edition.
"This resource helps refine and improve deposition skills, such as obtaining answers to critical questions; finding out everything deponents know about topics and events; undercutting harmful testimony that emerges at deposition; obtaining information from deponents who claim not to understand questions or who interpret questions in a hypertechnical way; exploiting deponents’ conflicting statements; dealing with opposing counsel’s objections; undermining adverse experts’ opinions; and preparing for deposition. The book also contains chapters on taking special depositions, including those of an adverse expert, a Rule 30 (b) (6) deponent, and a deposition to preserve the testimony of your own witness for trial." - from the publisher
- By Shira Scheindlin. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 1st.
This title "provides a concise treatment of issues relating to the use of electronic information in litigation. It covers the preservation, search for, and production of electronically stored information, as well as ethical issues faced by lawyers managing this information. It also discusses how electronic information can be produced in court and how the federal rules accommodate digital evidence. It is written by the author of the landmark Zubulake opinions; the Reporter to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence; and the Sedona Conference, which is at the forefront of thinking and writing on the problems of electronic discovery." - from the publisher
- By Paul Bergman. Published by Nolo Press. 2010. 5th edition.
Nolo's Deposition Handbook is a complete guide for anyone who will conduct a deposition or be deposed. It provides information, tips, and instructions to help you face your deposition with confidence. Packed with concrete suggestions and examples, this plain-English book explains how to arrange a convenient date, prepare for the deposition, respond to questions with aplomb, and ask the right questions.
- By John Hardin Young. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2009. 5th edition.
"A comprehensive and practical guide, Written and Electronic Discovery: Theory and Practice leads the reader through the entire discovery process - from the crucial planning stages through the initial 26(f) planning conferences, mandatory disclosures (including experts), interrogatories, production, depositions, admissions, subpoenas, and the ultimate use of the fruits of discovery at trial.
Authors Alan Blakley, John Young, and Terri Zall give special attention to the area of electronically stored information - including issues of retaining and accessing electronic information, expense of discovery versus value in litigation, cost-shifting, metadata, working with IT departments and other computer experts, and automated litigation support.
With its unique blend of theory and practical advice, this book is a must for any litigation professional." - from the publisher