Recommended Titles and Treatises
To help provide access to the Texas State Law Library's legal resources, the reference librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject. The titles listed for each subject feature a brief summary written by a reference librarian, and each subject's titles are divided into those that are specific to Texas law and those that aren't.
If you prefer, you can search through the collection of recommended titles and treatises.
If you have questions about these materials, please Ask a Librarian.
The how-to-win trial manual
Ralph Adam Fine’s The How-To-Win Trial Manual shows you how to win by using your most powerful tool: The jury’s belief that you, the lawyer, know the “truth” of the case. He also shows you how to ask questions on both direct-examination and cross-examination in such a way so the jury will know the answers before the witnesses (whether layman or expert) respond. Simply put, if you phrase your questions so that the jury answers them the way you want before your witnesses answer and irrespective of what your adversary’s witnesses may say on cross-examination, you will win.
View library catalog record for more details