To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
Handbook on Texas discovery practice : The new rules governing discovery
Latest received: 2019-2020 Edition. West Group. 1999-.
This annually published handbook covers recent changes to the Texas discovery rules. Detailed discussion is provides on how each of the new rules function. Examples covered include how to draft an original petition, how to take a deposition, and how to assert privileges. The complete text of the Texas discovery rules is included along with the Texas Supreme Court’s technical corrections.
KFT 209 T4 V.47
Latest received: Release 11, Sept. 2017. By Akers, Brock C. Knowles Law Book Pub. 2nd ed. c2003-.
This title contains an overview of depositions, including relevant Texas and Federal law, a topical digest addressing real world issues in deposition practice, sample forms and motions, practice aids, and an overview on working with witnesses, including expert witnesses. Also includes a section on video depositions.
KFT 8900 A4
Latest received: Release 12, May 2019. By Akers, Brock C. Knowles Pub. 2nd ed. c2004-.
This book includes motions, rules, legal citations and forms necessary for most types of discovery. It applies discovery techniques to typical types of cases: automobiles premises liability, product liability, professional liability, and workers’ compensation. Provides sample interrogatories, deposition checklists, requests for admissions, and other discovery tools.
KFT 8900 A43
Texas practice guide : Discovery
Latest received: 2019. By Keltner, David E. West Group. 2011-.
The Texas Practice Guide provides reliable and comprehensive information on Texas discovery as narrated by past Court of Appeals Justice and Supreme Court Discovery Task Force Chairman David E. Keltner. Keltner's goals are to provide recent changes and case authority, make the information easily accessible, and provide guidance to attorneys so they may use discovery effectively and navigate some of the process's pitfalls.
KFT 209 T5 DISC.
» Federal/General Titles
Antitrust discovery handbook
ABA Section of Antitrust Law. Third edition. .
"The Antitrust Discovery Handbook, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive resource regarding discovery in private antitrust suits within the United States. The Handbook is addressed both to practitioners who spend significant time counseling clients and litigating discovery issues in antitrust suits, as well as to the general practitioner seeking guidance on these issues." - from the publisher
KF 8900 A75
Art of advocacy. Discovery
Latest received:REL. 29 NOV 2011. By Miltz, Arthur Ian. M. Bender. 1982.
LexisNexis’s “Art of Advocacy series” provides practical focused advice on various phases of litigation. This volume is on discovery. Successful discovery techniques can determine the outcome of the case before trial or avert trial altogether. The author gathered discovery questions from actual cases tried by successful trial lawyers. He provides his comments on points he feels are important and suggests supplementary discovery ideas to clearly establish the relevant facts of the case.
KF 8900 M5
Chasing paper : The keys to learning about and loving discovery
By Kole, Janet S. Section of Litigation, American Bar Association. c2009.
While most of the recently published resources on discovery focus on electronic documents, Janet Kole's Chasing Paper provides us with advice and strategies for tackling physical documents discovery. While her first chapter focuses on building enthusiasm for document review, Kole later covers what to request, how to respond, and how to review documents during the discovery phase. As issues of ethics, privilege, and relevance are inherent in document review, Kole makes sure to tackle the most persistent problems attorneys come to face during discovery.
KF 8900 K65
Discovery problems and their solutions
By Grimm, Paul W. American Bar Association, Section of Litigation. 2nd ed. c2009.
This resource describes the problems civil litigators encounter most often during pretrial discovery and offers strategic methods to solve them. Following a background discussion on the scope and types of discovery, discovery problems are presented in a hypothetical manner replete with applicable law and practice tips. Topics include interrogatories, document requests, mental and physical examinations, depositions, experts and more.
KF 8900 G75
e-Discovery : Current trends and cases
By Losey, Ralph C. American Bar Association. c2008.
With the majority of corporate communication and documentation moving towards electronic transmission and storage, a litigator must be prepared to undertake electronic discovery efforts. Ralph C. Losey, author of a popular blog on e-Discovery, discusses current e-discovery processes, rules, cases, and tactics for successful discovery.
KF 8902 E42 L67
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation. 2nd ed. c2010.
So much of winning a case is at the pre-trial stage. Effective Depositions ensures you will go into depositions well-prepared whether you are taking a deposition or defending a witness. This extensive title begins by explaining how to procedurally prepare for a deposition, how to secure a witness's attendance, and how to properly prepare a witness (including many special or non-standard situations). It also goes through the actual deposition process before discussing how to manage depositions once they've been taken and how to use them at trial.
KF 8900 E35
Electronic discovery : Law and practice
Latest received:UPDATE 2011. By Cohen, Adam I. Aspen Publishers. c2004-.
"Electronic Discovery: Law and Practice provides the why and the how-to of this dynamic topic in a single integrated source. Whether you're advising a client on electronic data retention policies, initiating or responding to discovery requests or making evidentiary rulings, you need to stay on top of how the law and the procedural rules are changing as well as the technology issues that affect the law. Experts Adam I. Cohen and David J. Lender of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, take a pragmatic approach, drawing from real world scenarios to prepare you for what may happen, including everything from planning for and dealing with the damning e-mail to the ease of manipulation and altering of electronic information." - from the publisher
Note: This item is also available electronically.
KF 8902 E42 C64
Electronic discovery and records and information management guide : Rules, checklists, and forms
"Electronic Discovery and Records Management Guide: Rules, Checklists and Forms takes a proactive approach to discovery of electronically stored information. Proper planning in advance of possible discovery can greatly reduce the costs and burden of complying with discovery requests. Thus, initial emphasis is given to records management, which is important for both plaintiffs and defendants. This guide recognizes that issues relating to the discovery of electronically stored information arise in state and federal court, as well as in administrative proceedings." - from the publisher
KF 8902 E42 G74
Electronic discovery for small cases : Managing digital evidence and ESI
By Olson, Bruce A. American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section. c2012.
Since it can involve expensive software, the use of consulting firms, and outsourcing to specialists, electronic discovery can quickly grow in cost and take up a lot of time. This publication aims to help litigators better understand e-discovery as it relates to smaller cases where a large budget may not be available. To help put all readers at the same starting point, the first part of the book explains e-discovery in general and describes the difference between e-discovery in smaller cases versus big cases. The second part is more practical and describes specific software solutions, how much they cost, and in what types of cases they should be used. Along the way, it also helps you assess whether you should seek outside assistance.
KF 8902 E42 O44
Electronic evidence and discovery : What every lawyer should know now
By Lange, Michele C. S. Section of Science & Technology Law, American Bar Association. 2nd ed. c2009.
This ABA publication by legal technologies business women Michele Lange and Kristin Nimsger is a helpful companion for making sense of the technical aspects and practical implications of electronic evidence and discovery. This second edition will aid attorneys working in the growing e-discovery sector with over 200 pages of new information added since its last printing. Lange and Nimsger begin with a general discussion of applicable Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, provide the reader with a lengthy chapter on the practical legal implications of electronic evidence, and cover the basics of discovery technologies and computer forensics. The resource's appendixes and figures provide the reader with case information, state statutes, and sample forms and correspondence for e-discovery practice.
KF 8947 L36
The electronic evidence and discovery handbook : Forms, checklists, and guidelines
By Nelson, Sharon D. ABA Law Pratice Management Section. c2006.
"E-Discovery and the use of electronic evidence has increased dramatically over the past few years, but many lawyers still struggle with the complexities of dealing with electronic information. This comprehensive book provides lawyers with the templates they need to develop an effective E-Discovery strategy, and to frame appropriate E-Discovery requests. In addition to the ready-made forms, the authors also supply helpful information and commentary to bring you rapidly up to speed in the electronic discovery field." - from the publisher
KF 8947 N45
Essentials of e-discovery
State Bar of Texas. 2014.
"A desktop reference on the evolving legal issues encountered during the electronic discovery process. This book examines the major topics taken from state and federal case law regarding this expanding area of litigation; it should indeed prove an essential resource to any attorney who deals with electronic discovery." - from the publisher
Note: This item is also available electronically.
KFT 8902 E75
The ethics of e-Discovery
By Barkett, John M. First Chair Press. c2009.
"John M. Barkett follows up on his previous publication, E-Discovery: 20 Questions and Answers, with a piece tailored to specifically address the problems caused by e-discovery regarding ethical conduct. This resource begins with a discussion of how electronic information differs from traditional paper resources and includes a primer for those unfamiliar with such terms as metadata, soft deletion, and active data. Barkett then focuses primarily on the interplay between Federal e-discovery rules and real life ethical dilemmas that can arise from electronic information. The publication ends with a discussion of Qualcomm v. Broadcom (2008 WL 66932) in regards to client and attorney responsibilities for e-discovery and the impact of outsourcing." - from the publisher
KF 8902 E42 B37
Federal criminal discovery
By Cary, Robert M. American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section. c2011.
Criminal proceedings do not have the same discovery rights that are available in civil cases. The Introduction notes that there was no right at all until “a modest version of Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure was first adopted in 1964.” FRCP Rule 16 has expanded and now provides for a more reciprocal discovery process. This volume, written by defense lawyers, examines the current federal law on criminal discovery from both the prosecution and defense perspectives. The text provides practical advice and also proposes reforms to ensure each side comes before the judge and jury on even footing.
KF 9650 C37
Introduction to e-discovery : New cases, ideas, and techniques
By Losey, Ralph C. American Bar Association. 1st ed. c2009.
Ralph C. Losey is the author of a well-known e-discovery blog called e-Discovery Team. This publication is a based on the blog entries written in 2008. The author retains his concise, entertaining and readable style of his blog in this, his second, "blook." Selected reader comments and guest blogs are included in the text. Losey's publications and blogs are the basis of many CLE seminars and law school classes on electronic discovery.
KF 8902 E42 L675
Managing e-discovery and ESI : From pre-litigation through trial
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Management. c2011.
Directed at litigators, this title takes a close and in-depth look at electronically stored information (ESI) as it relates to discovery. It starts by looking at the federal rules of civil procedure that pertain to e-discovery and then moves on to an explanation of the technologies and policies a litigator should be familiar with. The rest of the title looks at the duty to preserve, production, privilege, and ethical issues through the lens of electronic discovery and the discovery of ESI.
KF 8902 E42 M36
Obtaining information from the government in discovery and disclosure-related damages actions against the government
Latest received: 2015 update. By Murphy, Christopher P. Tax Management Inc. c2012-.
"Bloomberg Tax Portfolio, Obtaining Information from the Government in Discovery and Disclosure – Related Damages Actions Against the Government, discusses the scope of discovery and the discovery tools available to a taxpayer in the context of civil tax litigation in the federal district courts, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Specifically, it outlines the government defenses to discovery, including the attorney-client privilege, attorney work product doctrine and deliberative process as well as damages actions that can be brought against the government to remedy unlawful disclosures and other violations of taxpayer privacy." - from the publisher
KF 6289 A1 T35
Pattern discovery, products liability
Latest received: UPDATE 2017. By Danner, Douglas. Clark Boardman Callaghan. 3rd ed. c1995.
"Pattern Discovery: Products Liability provides techniques and strategies for the three principal discovery methods for quick, complete, and economical fact-finding in products liability cases. To ensure coverage of all the crucial elements of your case from initial intake through pretrial discovery and trial to appeal, the authors have included a volume on litigation checklists, as well as more than 100 sets of interrogatories covering the most common products liability situations." - from the publisher
KF 8900 D3PR
Pattern discovery. Employment discrimination
Latest received:UPDATE 2011. By Danner, Douglas. Thomson/West. 2nd ed., [2005 ed.]. c2005-.
"Pattern Discovery: Employment Discrimination demonstrates how to effectively obtain and use pretrial information whether prosecuting or defending an employment discrimination action. It clearly explains how and when to use oral or written discovery and provides hundreds of questions and checklists. The text allows you to move easily from interrogatories to depositions checklists on all topics." - from the publisher
KF 8900 D3E
Pattern discovery. Motor vehicles
Latest received:UPDATE 2017. By Danner, Douglas. Clark Boardman Callaghan. 3rd ed. c1994-.
"The Third Edition of Motor Vehicles consists of three comprehensive parts. The first part of offers interrogatories that are divided between motor vehicle accidents and products liability and motor vehicle products liability, covering most motor vehicle liability situations, personal injuries, and consequential damages. The second part shows how to draft, serve, and craft responses to requests for production or admission. The third part delivers deposition checklists covering the most common motor vehicle accident situations." - from the publisher
KF 8900 D3AU
Pattern discovery. Premises liability
Latest received: UPDATE 2017. By Danner, Douglas. Clark Boardman Callaghan. 3rd ed. 1994-.
"Renowned trial attorneys Douglas Danner and Larry Varn provide hundreds of questions and checklists for written and oral discovery—saving you time and effort during premises liability action preparation. Includes 95 sets of pattern interrogatories and 26 sets of interrogatories you can use in conjunction with other interrogatories. Requests for production of documents, entry on, and for admission of facts which the attorney can use—with discussion on how documents, things, or land to be inspected must be set forth. Includes 54 general sets of deposition checklists, covering the most common issues involved in a premises action, and 93 specific sets of deposition checklists." - from the publisher
KF 8900 D3P
Pattern discovery. Tort actions
Latest received:UPDATE 2017. By Danner, Douglas. Clark Boardman Callaghan. 3rd ed. 1994-.
"Set includes samples for interrogatories, depositions, and requests for production of documents. Seventy-five partial sets of 'building block' pattern interrogatories for people involved and sources of information; circumstances of the occurrence; the occurrence; injury, loss, and treatment; events after the occurrence; and the lawsuit. More than 50 partial sets of deposition checklists and ready-to-use sets covering 23 types of tort actions to help you investigate—identity of deponent, relationship to legal action, witnesses, time of occurrence, weather warnings by parties, government standards and regulations, conduct of party or agent, and more." - from the publisher
KF 8900 D3B
Personal injury depositions
Latest received: REL.10 2015. By Nichols, John F. Juris Pub. 2005.
This book provides the practitioner with guidance, forms and sample depositions to assist with preparing for, attacking, and defending personal injury depositions. Specific types of cases discussed include motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability and negligence.
KF 8900 N43
Practice skills toolkit : Tips on ADR, discovery & ethics
First Chair Press. .
"Practice Skills Toolkit ADR is a compilation of articles, chosen by younger practicing lawyers, which struck them as helpful guides in the practice of law. These articles, arranged under the topics of Ethics, Discovery, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), are timeless and universal in their appeal. In the world of increasingly complex discovery practice, increasing ADR, and serious attention to ethics guidelines, knowledge of these three areas is essential. Whether at a large or small firm, in-house or outside counsel, rural or urban, and regardless of practice area, each of these topics will affect all litigators." - from the publisher
KF 9084 P73
Taking and defending depositions
By Israel, Stuart M. American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education. c2004.
This book covers all aspects of the art and science of deposition practice: preparation, deposition procedures, examination methods, making objections, defending depositions, and using depositions. Written with humor and illuminated by examples and forms, this new guide is direct, practical, and succinct.
KF 8900 I87
You will be a credible witness at your deposition! : Witness preparation for deposition
By Spaeth, Jan Mills. American Bar Association. c2008.
This is a video for trial witnesses. The do's and don'ts of trial testimony are discussed. The DVD addresses what the witness should expect in terms of environment, questioning, procedure, and good, conservative advice for attire, demeanor, grooming, and attitude. It features sample questions, positive and negative responses (some filmed in an actual courtroom setting), and stresses the essentials for credible, convincing testimony. It also includes a take-home booklet to further reinforce the lessons learned.
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