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Litigation Drafting Resources

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Litigation Drafting Resources

"...we have repeatedly emphasized that precision of drafting and clarity of purpose are essential.  These prerequisites are absent here.  Accordingly the judgment below is reversed."  

Erznoznik v. City of Jacksonville,

422 U.S. 205, 95 S.Ct. 2268 (1975)

Selected Treatises in the UMKC Law Library

Multi-Volume Sets and Law Library Location / Call Number

Am Jur Trials, Reference

American Jurisprudence Pleading and Practice Forms, Reference

American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts, Reference

Lane's Goldstein Trial Techniques, KF8915. G62 1984

Missouri Practice, Reference and Ground Floor

Moore's Federal Practice, Ground Floor

Federal Practice and Procedure, Wright & Miller, KF8900 .F4

Federal Jury Practice and Instructions 6th (Civil & Crim.) KF8984. D4


Individual Volumes and Law Library Location / Call Number : 

How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer, Stewart Edelstein; American Bar Association, 2013.  KF 8916 .E34 2013.

Discovery Practice, Roger S. Haydock, David F. Herr; Aspen Publishers, 2009. KF8900 .H42 2009.

Advanced Civil Litigation in Practice, Inns of Court School of Law; Oxford Univ. Press, 2006. KD1978 .A93 2006.

Electronic Discovery, Brent E. Kidwell, Matthew M. Neumeier and Brian D. Hansen; Law Journal Press, 2005. KF8900 .K53 2005.

Writing to Win: the Legal Writer, Steven D. Stark; main Street Books, 1999. KF250 .S8 1999.

Written and Electronic Discovery : Theory and Practice, John Hardin Young et al'  National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2009.  KF8902 .E42 Y68 2009.

How to Draft More Understandable Legal Documents, Janice Redish; American Institutes for Research, 1979.  PE1479 .L3 R42.

The Litigation Manual - Depositions, Priscilla Anne Schwab and Lawrence J. Vilardo eds., American Bar Assn. KF3828 .P72 2000.


Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Missouri Court Rules


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