MAP a Complex Case: A Guide for Managing, Analyzing, and Presenting a High-Risk Case

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Author David Dolkas
Publisher Full Court Press

MAP a Complex Case is a comprehensive instructional guide on how to MAP (Manage, Analyze, and Present) a high-risk case. An excellent resource for litigators and trial attorneys of all experience levels, MAP a Complex Case provides specific methods and guidelines to manage the litigation team, organize the evidence into a compelling narrative, and effectively present and visualize the evidence at trial. By following the skilled instruction of this fourth edition, complete with discussion questions and practical examples, readers will grasp the fundamental techniques that underpin successful legal representation from inception through trial.


Dave Dolkas trains and coaches lawyers on how to MAP cases and map careers. He was a partner with McDermott Will & Emery in its Silicon Valley office and a litigator and trial attorney for over thirty years. Dave began his teaching career in 1992 and has taught courses across the country to countless bar associations and CLE providers. Since 2002, Dave has served as an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, where he’s taught his course on managing complex cases.

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