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Pretrial, 9th Edition by Thomas A. Mauet & David Marcus

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Pretrial, 9E by Thomas A. Mauet and David Marcus is a clear and concise book that organizes pretrial planning into a series of steps students can easily master. Students have limited ways to learn about how lawyers prepare and manage cases while in ordinary law school classes.  Pretrial, 9E introduces students to aspects of case development and management, ranging from an initial client interview to the analysis of settlement strategy and terms, and it provides sample documentation for each stage of the civil case. These are the day-to-day tasks that litigators encounter, but they are neglected by most ordinary law school courses.  Pretrial helps to fill this void.

Key Features:

  • Text thoroughly revised by new co-author
  • Significant updates to sections on discovery and jurisdiction to account for numerous new developments since the last edition.
  • Expanded and revised discussions of core procedural doctrines, including the law of class actions, summary judgment, and choice of law
  • New material on e-Discovery, liens, and other rapidly evolving litigation issues
  • Thorough revision to discussion of personal jurisdiction


Thomas A. Mauet's Profile

Thomas A. Mauet Related seminars and products

Thomas A. Mauet is this generation’s most influential writer in the field of litigation, contributing 37 editions of eight best-selling books to the legacy of litigation training in the United States and abroad:

  • Trial Techniques, 7th Ed. (Aspen Publishers)
  • Pretrial, 7th Ed. (Aspen Publishers)
  • Trials: Strategy, Skills & the New Powers of Persuasion, 2nd Ed. (Aspen Publishers)
  • Trial Evidence, 4th Ed. (Aspen Publishers with Justice Warren D. Wolfson)
  • Materials in Trial Advocacy, 6th Ed. (Aspen Publishers with Justice Warren D. Wolfson)
  • Mauet's Trial Notebook, 2nd Ed. (Aspen Publishers)
  • Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals, 3rd Ed. (Aspen Publishers with Marlene A. Maerowitz)
  • Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, 6th Ed. (Aspen Publishers with Marlene A. Maerowitz)

He is the Milton O. Riepe professor of law and director of Trial Advocacy at the University of Arizona College of Law in Tucson.

U.S. Attorney & Judge

Mauet’s extensive teaching and writing background is thoughtfully balanced by years of courtroom experience as an Illinois state’s attorney, as a U.S. attorney, and in private practice. He has also served as a judge pro tempore of the Superior Court of Pima County, Arizona.


His expertise in the art of advocacy is internationally recognized. Mauet has served on the faculties of George Washington University National Law Center, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop and numerous regional and national faculties for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Mauet has taught and demonstrated trial techniques throughout North America, New Zealand and Australia.

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