Monthly Archives: March 2016

Trial Handbook Spring 2016 Edition Now Available

The STrial Handbook Spring 2016pring 2016 edition of The Trial Handbook is now available in print and on PLI Discover PLUS, our online research database!

Trial Handbook is the one-stop resource you can trust in the planning, trial, and post-trial stages of litigation. Designed for quick reference in the courtroom, Trial Handbook is keyed to the Federal Rules of Evidence and focuses on the presentation of proof and the evidentiary problems faced by counsel.

Packed with practical checklists, charts, outlines, sample jury selection questions, Trial Handbook gives you the knowledge and tools to:

  • Develop solid trial briefs and strong case plans
  • Prepare lay and expert witnesses and organize your exhibits more effectively
  • Master voir dire to maximize your chances of getting the most sympathetic jurors
  • Make a clear record at trial to aid jurors’ understanding of your case
  • Build a rapport and your credibility with the jury throughout the trial
  • Use opening statements to put your cases, clients, and proof in the most favorable light
  • Give summations that blend evidence and issues to paint a thoroughly persuasive picture
  • Exploit discovery materials at trial to get an additional edge
  • Lay the proper foundation for various forms of evidence
  • Capitalize on the powerful probative impact of visual aids at trial
  • Apply proven direct examination and cross-examination techniques
  • Use pretrial, trial, and post-trial motions to gain strategic advantages
  • Draft clear, legally sound jury instructions that subtly sway judges

At the heart of Trial Handbook is its unique Evidence Guide, now also included as a laminated fold-out, which clearly explains the meaning, purpose, operation, and history of every rule, including how each rule applies to other cases and how leading cases construe a particular rule.

Volume 2, the Case Authority, includes thousands of case summaries of decisions under the rules, arming you with the latest evidentiary resources to help you prevail at trial.

Interested in our other Litigation resources?  Check out our Litigation Research Center below!



What’s New for March on PLI Discover PLUS

March 2016 What's New

We add content to PLI Discover PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly updated our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in March.

New Answer Book! Private Clients Legal & Tax Planning Answer Book 2016

Private Clients Answer Book

Private Clients Legal & Tax Planning Answer Book 2016 provides practical guidance for estate planning for individuals.

This new Q&A resource addresses complex client questions related to the benefit and protection of the client’s assets, dispositions to current and future family members, the uses of trusts and other vehicles, and current and future charitable donations.

Authored and edited by G. Warren Whitaker and a team of experts from Day Pitney LLP, this new Answer Book discusses the different ways in which assets can be owned and transferred; best practices in executing wills and trusts; clear guidance on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes; and answers on retirement accounts, charitable giving, and family and marital issues.

Stockpiled with highlighted practice tips, Private Clients Legal & Tax Planning Answer Book 2016 also provides guidance on issues related to incapacitation, international concerns, and managing the estate planning team (attorneys, accountants, trust officer, etc.)

If you’d like to order Private Clients Legal & Tax Planning Answer Book 2016 or view it on PLI Discover PLUS, please email the PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

Interested in our other Tax resources?  Check out our Tax Research Center below!

We’re Exhibiting at the NO CALL Spring Institute

NoCall 2016 Image

PLI will be exhibiting at the NOCALL Spring Institute tomorrow! Stop by our booth to check out PLI Discover PLUS, our online research database. You can also get information about our new iOS app and grab some of our giveaways, which were designed with on-the-go research in mind.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara!

PLI Discover PLUS Search Box

Did you know we have a Discover PLUS search box? This search widget can be embedded into any knowledge management portal, whether it’s your library’s intranet page or a standard webpage, a SharePoint page or another format. This simple and easy search box allows you to enter a search query without having to open a new window with our designated web address.

It’s our mission to deliver you the most up-to-date valuable information in the most efficient way possible. Our search box gives your organization and patrons a direct line to over 60,000 legal documents, all of which were written by experts in their respective fields.

Interested in adding this to your webpage? Write us at and we’ll send you the code.

Or you can test drive the search from our blog.