How can i use case law to win my case?

I am going to trial in a few weeks and I need to know how to go about introducing a case to the jury. I’ve never been to trial before and I need some advice.

If you are using case law you are presenting your arguments to the court, not the jury. But the basic procedure is:

1) Determine which law(s)[i.e. Statutory Laws] apply to your specific case.
2) In the index of the Statues you will find cases decided by the Appellate Courts on the basis of that law. Check those cases for ones that related to the argument(s) you plan to make
3) Once you have chosen the cases you think best fit your argument run them cross-check them in an index known as Sheppard’s Citations. This will tell you if the case is still “good law”

Your question is far too vague to be of any further assistance. Best of luck.

Post Author: mark

4 thoughts on “How can i use case law to win my case?

    marshall y

    (February 22, 2010 - 11:48 pm)

    Are you really repressing yourself in a jury trial?
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    mattyboymma

    (February 23, 2010 - 12:05 am)

    Your question doesn’t make any sense. Your trial is a case. I don’t know what you mean by "introducing a case to the jury". Do you mean introduce evidence? You should be asking these questions to your lawyer.
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    thomas p

    (February 23, 2010 - 12:12 am)

    You present evidence to the jury. You present your proposed instructions of the law to the judge who will give an"instruction" to the jury before your closing argument that you were/were not responsible, etc.
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    flightleader

    (February 23, 2010 - 12:29 am)

    If you are using case law you are presenting your arguments to the court, not the jury. But the basic procedure is:

    1) Determine which law(s)[i.e. Statutory Laws] apply to your specific case.
    2) In the index of the Statues you will find cases decided by the Appellate Courts on the basis of that law. Check those cases for ones that related to the argument(s) you plan to make
    3) Once you have chosen the cases you think best fit your argument run them cross-check them in an index known as Sheppard’s Citations. This will tell you if the case is still “good law”

    Your question is far too vague to be of any further assistance. Best of luck.
    References :

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