Federal Trial Toolkit

Resources to assist counsel with preparing for and conducting a civil trial in federal court. These resources provide guidance on trial-related matters, including organizing trial evidence, evaluating and filing trial-related motions, such as motions in limine and motions for judgment as a matter of law, preparing opening statements and closing arguments, preparing jury instructions and verdict forms, using jury consultants and mock juries, and selecting a jury.

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This Federal Trial Toolkit offers resources that provide guidance on key tasks that counsel may have to perform when preparing for and conducting a civil trial in federal court. These resources are designed to help counsel with all aspects of trial, including:

  • Organizing trial evidence.

  • Scheduling issues.

  • Evaluating and filing trial-related motions, such as motions in limine ( www.practicallaw.com/0-523-1533) , motions for judgment as a matter of law, and new trial motions.

  • Preparing opening statements and closing arguments.

  • Preparing jury instructions and verdict forms.

  • Using jury consultants and mock juries.

  • Selecting a jury.

 

Practice Notes

 

Standard Documents

 

Checklists

 

Articles

 
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