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Trial Practice

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Trial Practice

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Trial Practice

This Libguide includes only selected titles dealing with Trial Practice.  There are separate libguides that deal with "Federal Practice," "Illinois Practice" & "Evidence" that may be helpful - we recommend looking to those libguides as well.

While "only a small percentage of legal disputes are litigated in a court of law...Taking a case to court is obviously a major step, involving considerable expense...Depending upon the matter in question, trial practice in the state courts is governed by either the state rules of criminal procedure or the state rules of civil procedure, and the state rules of evidence.  Trial practice in the federal courts is governed by the federal rules of criminal procedure or the federal rules of civil procedure, and the federal rules of evidence.  State evidence rules are largely patterned after the federal rules of evidence."  Kendall Svengalis - Legal Information Buyer's Guide and Reference Manual