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Effective use of exhibits & demonstrations at trial.

Effective use of exhibits & demonstrations at trial.

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Published by Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Harrisburg, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Pennsylvania.
    • Subjects:
    • Evidence, Demonstrative -- Pennsylvania.,
    • Evidence, Real -- Pennsylvania.

    • Edition Notes

      Series statement from spine.

      Other titlesEffective use of exhibits and demonstrations at trial.
      SeriesPBI ;, no. 1993-796, PBI (Series) ;, no. 1993-796.
      ContributionsPennsylvania Bar Institute.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFP541.9.D45 E35 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 296 p. ;
      Number of Pages296
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1445481M
      LC Control Number93083770

        But for curiosity sake, there is a slight nuance between the terms court exhibit and trial exhibit — even though many use the terms to mean the same thing. A trial exhibit would be presented strictly at trial, whereas a court exhibit might be used at trial or in a court hearing (e.g., evidentiary hearing) that occurs before trial.   The power of visual stimulation in forming a persuasive argument cannot be understated. Poet Williams Carlos Williams famously wrote, “no ideas but in things.”2 In writing that line, it can be argued that Dr. Williams was simplifying a universal truth that carries over to modern-day courtrooms: The art of conveying ideas is most effectively done by showing, rather than telling, your.

      including: persuasion, trial strategy, effective use of trial exhibits, demonstrative evidence and courtroom technology, with attention to the inherent ethical concerns in each area. The course will feature a combination of these presentations, demonstrations and workshop sessions. The evidence camera is the most significant and essential piece of equipment of a technology-enhanced courtroom. Even counsel that are not inclined to use technology during their presentations have fewer problems using an evidence camera in the courtroom than other available forms of technology.

      Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. At trial, the proper use of the exhibits is critical. However, the effective use of the exhibits is not a last minute function. It is the culmination of planning that begins with an analysis of the evidence, the organization of the medical records, and finally, the effective use of the record as an exhibit.


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Effective use of exhibits & demonstrations at trial Download PDF EPUB FB2

Unlike evidentiary exhibits, they are a type of proof put before a jury with respect to which the trial attorney has Aartistic control. A trial attorney's job is persuasion, and the persuasion of a jury need not be limited to the spoken words of the attorneys and witnesses, the dry evidence of documentary exhibits, or the bewildering packet of instructions submitted to the jury.

Carney: The Basics of Using Exhibits at Trial- 6 the witness and the lawyers have. Ideally, the court and opposing counsel have identical exhibit binders containing all of your pre-marked exhibits. (By the way, exhibits don't need to be marked in order, and you can always add an unexpected one in the middle of trial, even though it will be out of order.)File Size: 72KB.

Trial Notebook. The exhibits in your notebook are working copies, and should be highlighted for ease of reference during trial. Most often, a separate exhibit notebook is warranted. If using a separate exhibit note book, put an index of th e exhibit n ote book in your Trial Notebook for cross-reference purposes.

The exhibit notebook should beFile Size: 65KB. A stack of hypodermic needles showing the number of shots that the person has received for pain is also effective.

The sound of a train horn; body casts; rods from femurs; x- rays, rocks; a full sized traffic light, and numerous other items can also effectively illustrate testimony. Be creative and Size: KB. exhibits or "chalks" at trial. Such exhibits typically are used to highlight important issues, often with one party's particular spin.

The Federal Rules of Evidence do not have a specific rule for "chalks," but the use of such demonstratives falls within the broad Effective use of exhibits & demonstrations at trial. book afforded to trial judges to control the mode and method of evidence File Size: KB.

Use of Exhibit Books: (The suggestions in Practice tips – Issue #1 apply here) 1. Books of Exhibits are usually a great idea. Their main function is to assemble documents that are intended to be exhibits at trial with tabs and indices for easy reference by everyone Size: KB.

Bulky Exhibits. Any time after trial and upon the agreement of all parties, the court administrator may arrange the return of bulky exhibits to the party offering them at trial.” In a civil case, it is the duty of the party offering an exhibit to retrieve it from the court at the end of the trial.

The same goes for the trial exhibits – we work with digital copies of all exhibits, photos, transcripts, etc., so we actually go through very little paper for our part of the trial. Handling documents in this manner is a far more efficient method of presenting evidence, and using TrialDirector to zoom in and highlight on specific text gives.

Regardless of Mac or PC, TrialPad or Trial Director, Sanction or ExhibitView, PDF or TIFF, having your exhibits identified by exhibit number reminds you to make the appropriate record about which exhibit you are showing. The trial software you are using may influence how you name files, but the exhibit number needs to be there.

expert demonstrative exhibits.' 2. Accordingly, all three federal districts in Oklahoma generally require the exchange of demonstrative exhibits prior to trial. Courts in the Eastern District require the exchange date to be set in the Scheduling Order, 3.

while courts in the Northern District require the parties to display demonstrative exhibitsCited by: 2. Practical instruction on the efficient and effective preparation of trial notebooks for complex personal injury and tort trial litigation.

The article focuses on both the preparation of the notebook as a device to manage and control the preparation of the case through discovery and pretrial as well as the use of the trial notebook during the case presentation before a a jury.

Prepare deposition summaries for the attorney to review in preparation for the trial. Handling Oversized Exhibits. If you have oversized exhibits, copy and mount the exhibits well in advance of the trial. If the exhibit is an exact copy of a smaller version, one or both may be marked as an exhibit at the trial.

Handling appeals for many different trial lawyers, an appellate lawyer is exposed to many varying techniques for admitting or excluding evidence from the record – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

What follows are a few “best practices” for the effective use of exhibits at the trial. A trial attorney who does not use demonstrative exhibits during trial is at a great disadvantage because chances are the other side will effectively use them. Demonstrative exhibits help to bring the case alive and keeps the jury interested and focused on what is being presented.

Demonstrative exhibits should be used anytime the opportunity arises. EVIDENCE Defendant's deposition Plaintiff's deposition Exhibit list Instructions Legal authorities and case decisions II. TESTIMONY Witness list Client's statements Witnesses' statements I.

JURY Voir dire examination Argument Opening argument Closing argument Trial Book Outline. Principal, Visual Strategist. LegalArsenal LLC (Rutherford) Michael S.

Raff, Esq. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Raff & Raff, LLP (Paterson) Wendy Allyson Reek, Esq. Chair, NJSBA Civil Trial Bar Section. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.

Trial exhibits eventually have to be shown to the other side - at trial or before. However, they don’t all have to be shown at once and we can certainly show exhibits that we don’t intend to use. Showing exhibits that illustrate a theme that is not going to be used can be an effective means of protecting the real theme until trial.

It is common to use demonstrative aids or exhibits at trial. These are exhibits (e.g., models, diagrams, charts, photographs, etc.) that are used to help explain or illustrate testimony or other operative word is “help” because these exhibits need to help explain the testimony and help the trier of fact in understanding the testimony.

PRINTED TRIAL BOARDS, EXHIBITS & MAGNETIC DIAGRAMS. Despite the move toward electronic media in the courtroom, Trial Exhibits’ consultants highly recommend the use of static trial boards. One advantage of a trial board, over electronic media, is the ability of the board to remain visible in the courtroom over an extended period of time.

Exhibit list—a list of exhibits offered at trial, as well as a copy of the other party’s exhibits (which should be provided prior to trial) Closing statement—outline of which points to reemphasize during closing; Some trial books will have all of the above sections and.

Effective Use of Courtroom Technology: A Judge’s Guide to Pretrial and Trial This Federal Judicial Center publication was undertaken in further-ance of the Center’s statutory mission to develop and conduct edu-cation programs for judges and judicial branch employees.

The views expressed are those of the authors. On matters of policy, the CenterFile Size: 2MB.The groundwork for the use of exhibits at trial should happen long before the trial begins.

For all of your trial exhibits, think about authentication, the hearsay rule, and the best evidence rule. Try to establish the foundational elements required for your exhibits before trial by stipulation, with the use of requests for admission, or during.Use of chalkboard by instructor as aid in teaching Use of diagrams, tables, graphs, and charts by instructor in teaching Use of exhibits and displays by instructor Reproductions Construction of exhibits and displays by students Use of slides Use of filmstrips Use of motion pictures, educational films, videotapes File Size: 32KB.