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EVIDENCE PROFESSOR’S GOLD MINE: PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

Ann Murphy’s Gift to Evidence ProfessorsProfessor Ann Murphy (pictured here) has given professors who teach evidence and trial advocacy a spectacular gift – a collection of photographs and videos that will enliven any evidence class presentation. Professor Murphy, who teaches evidence at Gonzaga Law School and whom I met last summer when she was a [...]

TRIAL OBJECTION LIST

Another post – “How to Object” – discusses approaches to making objections when the grounds for the objections do not come readily to mind. One way to make it likely that the grounds for the objection will pop into your mind is to have reviewed a list of objections categorized by Phase of Trial - [...]

HOW TO OBJECT IN TRIAL

Opposing counsel’s asks a question or offers some piece of evidence, say a written statement. You know the question or the evidence is objectionable. You know there is a violation of the evidence rules. But, where in the mass of evidence law is the grounds for the objection? Nothing comes to mind. The attic is [...]

DON’T BOTCH LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR AN EXHIBIT

Predicate Questions for AdmissibilitySeeing is believing and understanding. My students who take Seattle University Law School’s Comprehensive Trial Advocacy course are required to spend a day watching a trial and write a report on what they observed and learned. The students went to different courts – federal, state and municipal. They reported on the skillfulness [...]

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS – TRIAL ADVOCACY AND EVIDENCE SKILLS

Successful Trial and Evidence Skills and Strategies PresentationsSOUTH LAKE TAHOE, NEVADA Been on the road this week. On Wednesday, we were on the top floor of Harvey’s – from there the view of Lake Tahoe is spectacular. My subject for the afternoon’s half-day presentation is “Premier Trial Skills and Strategies.” Executive Director for the Nevada [...]

EVIDENCE SKILLS AND STRATEGIES LEARNED BY DOING

New Book Provides Experiences with Evidence Skills and Strategies The new book Evidence: Skills, Strategies, and Assignments in Pretrial and Trial, which is due to be released by Aspen next month, provides opportunities for performance role-plays that simulate a range of adversarial practice situations involving evidence. Evidence: Skills, Strategies and Assignments contains all the materials [...]

A BOOK REVIEW OF EVIDENCE: SKILLS, STRATEGIES AND ASSIGNMENTS FOR PRETRIAL AND TRIAL

Evidence Prof Blog Reviews New Book Evidence: Skills, Strategies and Assignments for Pretrial and TrialOn June 14, Colin Miller, Editor of the Evidence Prof Blog reviewed our new book and trial demonstration movie that will be published at the end of this summer. If you are a professor who teaches evidence or trial advocacy and [...]