This Sixth Edition includes the latest developments in pretrial practice while retaining the best selling features of previous editions. Law professors and students who use this book praise its comprehensive coverage, thorough analysis of rules and procedures, balanced presentation of theories and skills, enjoyable writing style, and helpful questions and problems. This new edition enhances those features. This book reflects 21st century practice with the growing use of electronic discovery exchange and court orders, the expanded use of pre-hearing discovery and motions in arbitrations and administrative hearings, and new procedural rule and case law developments across the spectrum of pretrial practice. New case problems are also included to reflect these changes.