Admissibility of Evidence at Trial: Overcoming the Challenges of Authentication, Relevance, Foundation and Hearsay
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide trial counsel with best practices for getting evidence admitted at trial, authenticating the evidence, proving its relevancy, establishing foundation and overcoming hearsay objections.
- Common exceptions to hearsay rule
- Residual exception to the hearsay rule
- Getting hearsay admitted or making objections
- Exclusion of evidence
- Rule 403: undue prejudice
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What issues have proven most difficult for courts considering the authentication of evidence, particularly electronic media evidence?
- What are the most common pitfalls associated with hearsay evidence?
- What is the scope of the residual exception to the hearsay rule?
- What are effective arguments under Rule 403 for getting evidence excluded for undue prejudice?
Ryan W. Babcock
Freeman Mathis & Gary
Mr. Babcock represents companies in lawsuits involving medical device products liability claims, and represents... | Read More
Mr. Babcock represents companies in lawsuits involving medical device products liability claims, and represents companies in commercial disputes. He represents clients facing claims in state and federal courts throughout the country, including class actions, multi-district litigation, mediation, and managing large e-discovery matters. His experience includes products liability defense and the defense of health care organizations in government False Claims Act investigations and qui tam lawsuits. He has substantial experience in all phases, including trials, of cases involving the transportation and trucking industries, automotive products liability claims, asbestos litigation, environmental property damage and personal injury claims, as well as product defect claims involving pharmaceutical drugs.Close
Morgan C. Smith
Mr. Smith has over 23 years of experience as an attorney, with 17 of those years litigating high-value cases. He... | Read More
Mr. Smith has over 23 years of experience as an attorney, with 17 of those years litigating high-value cases. He combined his litigation background with strong creative and visual communication skills to found his firm, a litigation graphics and trial strategy firm that develops visual presentations for attorneys to make their best case at trial.Close