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Litigation Practice Materials

General Litigation Resources

This guide describes resources intended to help you at every stage in a trial from filing a complaint to discovery to oral argument.   Resources are arranged by each phase of the trial, however, the following are the leading general litigation secondary sources which cover many aspects of trial practice.


Most recent update: 1/2022

Trial Handbooks for Illinois Lawyers

Trial Handbooks for Illinois Lawyers, also known as Hunter's Handbooks after the author Robert Hunter, clearly and concisely discuss every aspect of practicing trial law, both procedural and substantive aspects.  There are separate handbooks for civil, criminal, criminal sentencing and homicide.

Mauet's Trial Advocacy

Thomas Mauet is a leading authority on trial advocacy.  His latest books available in the library are: