Category: Evidence

Business Records

December 26, 2012 Admission Rule
The last project I gave my law class this semester required them to master the business records rule. Each student had to introduce a telephone toll record into evidence. I...


August 8, 2012 Admission Rule
I have been the fortunate recipient of many delicious pieces of impeachment in my career as a defense lawyer. The latest was in John Goodman’s trial.


September 26, 2011 Evidence
Relevance is one of those concepts most trial lawyers take for granted. They feel no reason to examine the rules because the concept is self-evident, isn’t it? Not a chance....

What’s in a Name?

September 22, 2011 Admission Rule
Labels can be misleading. When Juliet says the Montague name isn’t important to her, she means what matters is what something is, not what it is called. In more modern...