Supreme Court Justice of the State of New York, former trial lawyer, Louis Heller here addresses the law student or member of the bar setting out to become a trial lawyer. With a dedicated professional sense, he counsels care and courtesy and circumspection on the part of the advocate, as he briefs on preparation (""90% of a lawyer's case is won long before he ever sets foot in a courtroom""), selecting the jury, opening to the jury, direct examination, taking exception (""I Object!""), cross-examination (when in doubt, avoid), closing to the jury. He deals in specifics throughout: his advice for handling various types of witnesses is a case in point. Experienced, ethical counsel.