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Facts Still Can’t Speak for Themselves: Reveal the Stories that Give Facts Their Meaning, 2nd Edition

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Facts-Still-Can'tIn this latest edition of Facts Still Can’t Speak for Themselves by Eric Oliver, readers will dive deep into cutting edge research in communication, human judgement, perception and influence that break down the process of turning abstractions into effective persuasive practices. This book offers specific methods for trial professionals to increase their reach into the full range of potential stories decision makers can and will construct during any case. It then teaches you how to refine those stories into a compelling presentation for any legal decision maker to judge. In this latest edition each chapter is now supplemented with some of the most relevant developments in the science of decision making as well as much more experience and skills that Oliver has gained since the first edition in 2005.

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SwimTime Corp. v. Water-Fun, Inc.

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SwimTime coverNITA’s very first case file on patent law, written by Ryan H. Flax, is a civil trial about patent infringement where readers will dive deep into this complex litigation. The case file introduces readers to SwimTime Corp., a company who suddenly notices a longtime competitor, Water-Fun, has a floating lounger that looks eerily similar to its own top-selling floating device for pools. Due to the uncanny similarities and the fact that Water-Fun has known of SwimTime Corp. for a long time, a patent infringement case ensues. This case file demonstrates the importance of basic trial preparation and the demonstration of evidence.

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Federal Rules of Evidence with Objections

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FRE-with-Objections-12th-coFederal Rules of Evidence with Objections, twelfth edition, gives readers a useful and easy-to-read guide of reference. This latest edition also has an alphabetical section on major objections including practical tips and legal interpretations for each rule. The small-format packaging is designed to make it easy to carry when you’re on the go so you never have to be without it!

Retail Price: $45

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J.C. Lore Co-Authors Latest Modern Trial Advocacy Edition

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October 13, 2011 / Shown: John Lore /  Rutgers Camden Faculty and Staff portraits / Photo by Bob Laramie

Here at NITA we want to congratulate J.C. Lore, who has been a faculty member with us since 2006 and has taught at many of our programs on trial skills and child advocacy, recently co-authored the latest edition of Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis and Practice. This text is a must-read for attorneys and has been published for over two decades by NITA.  Lore, who is also the director of Rutgers Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program, says this latest version also includes a chapter on using electronic visuals and technology accompanied by video tutorials. With its vast audience, NITA gives copies to participants at many programs, this latest edition is sure to be read and praised by many. Lore also says with the new video component, he believes this latest edition will reach a whole new audience, especially the visual learners, in a way that has not happened before.

NITA Case File: Watson v. Century Technologies, Inc.

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Watson final cover2Watson final coverwatsonReaders will become enthralled with author Theresa Driscoll Moore’s latest case file, Watson v. Century Technologies, Inc., which begs the question, is this a case of age discrimination in the workplace or just an employee and her boss not seeing eye to eye? You can decide for yourself by reading this case in which businesswoman Sharon Watson is suddenly fired after being employed for over 25 years. She sees the employees, including her boss, are getting younger and younger. Was Sharon unjustly fired because of her age or was she just unable to adapt to the changing environment? By showcasing a full trial, readers and can decide based on the evidence presented by both sides what they believe the truth is behind Watson v. Century Technologies, Inc.

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