Admitting Evidence at Trial

Mitch Jackson’s MyTrialBlog has a great post on the importance not only of getting your evidence to the jury but getting your evidence to the jury smoothly. One way to lose credibility with a jury is to fumble your way through getting your evidence admitted. The key: from the minute a lawyer files a lawsuit, he or she should be thinking about what must be admitted and how they are going to do it. One easy thing our lawyers do is get our foundation pieces in place during discovery. Requests for admission, for example, can help you get early admission that documents are authentic, kept in the regular course of business, etc. The time to figure out what you need to do to get your evidence to the jury should begin long before you begin preparing to actually try the case.

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