November 16, 2012

The Paris Review finds The Trial Lawyer “Extremely Entertaining”

The Paris Review
This Week’s Reading
What We’re Loving: Secretariat, Vonnegut, Law
November 16, 2012
By: Lorin Stein

“To my own amazement I have been reading a handbook entitled The Trial Lawyer: What It Takes To Win, by one David Berg, Esquire. For a manual published by the American Bar Association, The Trial Lawyer is extremely entertaining. (Berg on cross-examination: “If you are funny, be funny. If you are smart, be smart. If you are neither, consider the judiciary.”) My favorite chapter title is “Voir Diring for Dollars.” Even though you may expect never to conduct a voir dire, or depose a witness, or file a motion, Berg tells you how to do these things in such plain English that you feel you could, if the need arose. He even makes it sound like fun. I just wish the ABA had provided a brown paper wrapper…”

The Trial Lawyer: What It Takes To Win (ABA 2006), was a frequent #1 bestseller on litigation on and is now available as a DVD/Book Package with 6 Hours of CLE credit.