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Civil Trial Practice Deskbook


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Civil Practice & Procedure
Number of Pages:
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This one-volume deskbook covers a full range of practice issues in its 16 chapters, providing you with the context, analysis, and authorities you need. This resource is packed with numerious insights and practice tips by some of Missouri's most experienced litigators. Included are chapters on jury selection, file organization and final preparations, pleadings, expert witnesses, as well as many forms and checklists.  Also included are sample fee agreement forms prepared by The Missouri Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, and The Bar Plan. The 2014 supplement includes the 2011 updates to the fee agreement forms along with changes to the venue statutes, MAIs, and the Rules of Civil Procedure; updated and additional caselaw; and new sections discussing motions, pretrial conferences, and the admissibility of text messages as evidence.

 

3rd edition 2002 includes 2014 Cumulative Supplement (510 pages)

 

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FORMS INCLUDED:

 

Chapter 1—Initial Contacts With the Client
Fee Agreement Forms:

Comments  |  §1.13
Hourly Litigation Fee Agreement  |  §1.14
Hourly Non-Litigation Fee Agreement  |  §1.15
Contingency Fee Agreement  |  §1.16
Other Clauses for Consideration in Fee Agreements  |  §1.17

Medical Authorization Form  |  §1.18
Client Interview Form  |  §1.19

Chapter 3—Jurisdiction, Venue, and Service
Waiver of Venue, Service, and Jurisdiction and of Notice  |  §3.69
Request for Change of Venue (Rule 51.03)  |  §3.70
Request for Change of Venue (Rule 51.04)  |  §3.71
Affidavit for Service by Mail (Rule 54.12)  |  §3.72
Affidavit for Service by Publication (Rule 54.12)  |  §3.73

Chapter 4—Pleadings
Petition or Complaint  |  §4.3
Defendant’s Pleadings  |  §4.4

Chapter 5—Settlement Procedures
General Release  |  §5.29
Release and Trust Agreement  |  §5.30
Application for Approval of Compromise Settlement  |  §5.31
Order Approving Compromise Settlement  |  §5.32
Release and Satisfaction of Judgment  |  §5.33
Receipt of Plaintiff  |  §5.34
Receipt of Father  |  §5.35
Receipt of Mother  |  §5.36
Receipt of Attorney  |  §5.37
Report of Plaintiff  |  §5.38
Dismissal  |  §5.39
Order  |  §5.40
Minor Settlement—Net Proceeds Not in Excess of $10,000:

Petition for Appointment of Next Friend  |  §5.41
Order Appointing Next Friend  |  §5.42
Application for Approval of Compromise Settlement and Authority to Execute Release  |  §5.43
Judgment Entry  |  §5.44
Receipt of Next Friend  |  §5.45
Release and Satisfaction of Judgment  |  §5.46
Receipt of Attorney  |  §5.47
Receipt of Parent  |  §5.48

Net Proceeds in Excess of $10,000  |  §5.49
Release of Parent  |  §5.50

Chapter 6—Organizing the File and Final Trial Preparations
Instructions for Assistant  |  §6.6
Medical Information—Contact With Client—Initial Letter  |  §6.14
Sending Deposition and “Suggestions to a Witness”  |  §6.35

Chapter 14—Motions for New Trial in Civil Jury Cases
Weight of the Evidence  |  §14.40
Evidence Erroneously Admitted or Denied  |  §14.41
Prejudicial Action, Comments, or Arguments  |  §14.42
Directed Verdict  |  §14.43
Excessive or Inadequate Verdicts  |  §14.44
Misconduct of Juror  |  §14.45
Failure to Divulge Information in Discovery  |  §14.46
Surprise  |  §14.47
Accumulation of Errors  |  §14.48
Newly Discovered Evidence, Perjury, Etc.  |  §14.49
Instructions  |  §14.50
Plain Error Rule  |  §14.51
Remittitur  |  §14.52
Additur  |  §14.53

 

Materials

Content

Chapters

1    |    Initial Contacts With the Client
            Dale C. Doerhoff
            Kari A. Schulte (Supp.)
 
2    |    Investigation and Preparation
            William W. Francis, Jr.
            Jenifer M. Placzek (Supp.)
 
3    |    Jurisdiction, Venue and Service
            Brian J. Doherty
 
4    |    Pleadings
            Susan Ford Robertson
            Christian L. Faiella (Supp.) and
            Cassie J. Carpenter (Supp.)
 
5    |    Settlement Procedures
            Karl W. Blanchard, Jr. and
            Phillip D. Greathouse
            R. Tyler Strodtman (Supp.)
 
6    |    Organizing the File and Final Trial Preparations
            Thomas G. Strong and Jeffrey W. Bates
            Keith A. Cutler (Supp.)
 
7    |    Voir Dire and Jury Selection
            Stephen R. Woodley
            Thomas K. Neill (Supp.)
 
8    |    The Opening Statement
            Thomas C. DeVoto
 
9    |    Presenting the Evidence
            Paul J. Passanante

10  |    Cross-Examination
            Gary B. Brewer
            Paula S. Green (Supp.)
 
11  |    Making and Preserving the Record
            Valerie G. Lipic

12  |    Instructions
            James W. Erwin
 
13  |    Final Argument
            Patrick M. Gavin and
            Jack D. Rowe
 
14  |    Motions for New Trial in Civil Jury Cases
            P. Pierre Dominique and
            J. Christopher Spangler
 
15  |    Nonjury Trials
            John E. Cozean
 
16  |    Expert Witnesses
            Valerie G. Lipic

Forms

Chapter 1—Initial Contacts With the Client
Fee Agreement Forms:

Comments  |  §1.13
Hourly Litigation Fee Agreement  |  §1.14
Hourly Non-Litigation Fee Agreement  |  §1.15
Contingency Fee Agreement  |  §1.16
Other Clauses for Consideration in Fee Agreements  |  §1.17

Medical Authorization Form  |  §1.18
Client Interview Form  |  §1.19

Chapter 3—Jurisdiction, Venue, and Service
Waiver of Venue, Service, and Jurisdiction and of Notice  |  §3.69
Request for Change of Venue (Rule 51.03)  |  §3.70
Request for Change of Venue (Rule 51.04)  |  §3.71
Affidavit for Service by Mail (Rule 54.12)  |  §3.72
Affidavit for Service by Publication (Rule 54.12)  |  §3.73

Chapter 4—Pleadings
Petition or Complaint  |  §4.3
Defendant’s Pleadings  |  §4.4

Chapter 5—Settlement Procedures
General Release  |  §5.29
Release and Trust Agreement  |  §5.30
Application for Approval of Compromise Settlement  |  §5.31
Order Approving Compromise Settlement  |  §5.32
Release and Satisfaction of Judgment  |  §5.33
Receipt of Plaintiff  |  §5.34
Receipt of Father  |  §5.35
Receipt of Mother  |  §5.36
Receipt of Attorney  |  §5.37
Report of Plaintiff  |  §5.38
Dismissal  |  §5.39
Order  |  §5.40
Minor Settlement—Net Proceeds Not in Excess of $10,000:

Petition for Appointment of Next Friend  |  §5.41
Order Appointing Next Friend  |  §5.42
Application for Approval of Compromise Settlement and Authority to Execute Release  |  §5.43
Judgment Entry  |  §5.44
Receipt of Next Friend  |  §5.45
Release and Satisfaction of Judgment  |  §5.46
Receipt of Attorney  |  §5.47
Receipt of Parent  |  §5.48

Net Proceeds in Excess of $10,000  |  §5.49
Release of Parent  |  §5.50

Chapter 6—Organizing the File and Final Trial Preparations
Instructions for Assistant  |  §6.6
Medical Information—Contact With Client—Initial Letter  |  §6.14
Sending Deposition and “Suggestions to a Witness”  |  §6.35

Chapter 14—Motions for New Trial in Civil Jury Cases
Weight of the Evidence  |  §14.40
Evidence Erroneously Admitted or Denied  |  §14.41
Prejudicial Action, Comments, or Arguments  |  §14.42
Directed Verdict  |  §14.43
Excessive or Inadequate Verdicts  |  §14.44
Misconduct of Juror  |  §14.45
Failure to Divulge Information in Discovery  |  §14.46
Surprise  |  §14.47
Accumulation of Errors  |  §14.48
Newly Discovered Evidence, Perjury, Etc.  |  §14.49
Instructions  |  §14.50
Plain Error Rule  |  §14.51
Remittitur  |  §14.52
Additur  |  §14.53

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