Evidentiary Foundations

Author: Liz Heffernan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 1845927877
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

Based on Professor Edward Imwinkelried's authoritative American text, but amended for the Irish market by Dr Liz Heffernan and Ray Ryan, Evidentiary Foundations is a unique text which analyses the law of evidence as it is applied in the courts. Evidentiary Foundations provides brief, succinct explanations of the fundamental rules of evidence and practical guidance as to their application in court. It outlines a step-by-step approach to laying the necessary foundations for the introduction of items of evidence, Through the use of hypothetical factual scenarios, this book converts substantive rules of evidence into concrete lines of questioning.

Objections at Trial

Author: Edward Imwinkelried
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781601567666
Release Date: 2018-03-16
Genre: Law

​Objections at Trial , an invaluable handbook from NITA®, bridges the gap between knowing the rules of evidence and applying them in a judicial setting—and clearly identifies what proposed evidence is subject to exclusion by objection. The updated Eighth Edition provides the reader—judge, lawyer, or law student—with a primer on the fine art of making effective objections to inadmissible evidence.

California Evidentiary Foundations

Author: Edward J. Imwinkelried
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781579115678
Release Date: 2016-10-12
Genre: Law

California Evidentiary Foundations takes the abstract principles of evidence and organizes them into concise statements and illustrates their uses with sample transcripts of the elements being applied in the courtroom. It helps attorneys focus their case around a theme, and understand the theories behind proving up evidence in both civil and criminal cases. California Evidentiary Foundations includes complete references to the California Evidence Code, key cases, legislative history and citations to secondary authorities such as Jefferson, Witkin, C.E.B. texts.

California Evidentiary Foundations

Author: Edward J. Imwinkelried
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781579115678
Release Date: 2016-10-12
Genre: Law

California Evidentiary Foundations takes the abstract principles of evidence and organizes them into concise statements and illustrates their uses with sample transcripts of the elements being applied in the courtroom. It helps attorneys focus their case around a theme, and understand the theories behind proving up evidence in both civil and criminal cases. California Evidentiary Foundations includes complete references to the California Evidence Code, key cases, legislative history and citations to secondary authorities such as Jefferson, Witkin, C.E.B. texts.

Criminal Evidentiary Foundations Third Edition

Author: Edward J. Imwinkelried
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781522101185
Release Date: 2017-12-08
Genre: Law

This is the reference your clients would ask you to purchase. Criminal Evidentiary Foundations tells you with precision how to lay foundations for your most critical evidence to be admitted in a criminal trial. Expert authors Edward J. Imwinkelried and Daniel D. Blinka quide you through converting abstract evidentiary doctrine into concrete lines of questioning, with phrasing of questions on direct and cross-examination explained in detail and hundreds of sample foundational questions adapted to specific criminal cases. In this convenient single volume with a current supplement, you'll find your questions answered on witness competency, authentication, relevance, credibility, privileges, opinions, hearsay, suppression, the Best Evidence Rule, and more. Whether you are preparing for your first case or you are a seasoned veteran, this treatise will become your most indespensible tool after the Federal Rules of Evidence in your next trial.

New York Evidentiary Foundations

Author: Randolph N. Jonakait
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781579111977
Release Date: 2018-06-08
Genre: Law

Learn how to address and overcome evidentiary problems in New York courtrooms. New York Evidentiary Foundations brings New York evidence law to life, showing you how to frame foundational questions to gain admission or exclusion of evidence. Included are specific lines of questioning which demonstrate courtroom-proven trial techniques applying New York evidence law.

The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law

Author: Michael J. Saks
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814783870
Release Date: 2016-01-22
Genre: Law

Evidence law is meant to facilitate trials that are fair, accurate, and efficient, and that encourage and protect important societal values and relationships. In pursuit of these often-conflicting goals, common law judges and modern drafting committees have had to perform as amateur applied psychologists. Their task has required them to employ what they think they know about the ability and motivations of witnesses to perceive, store, and retrieve information; about the effects of the litigation process on testimony and other evidence; and about our capacity to comprehend and evaluate evidence. These are the same phenomena that cognitive and social psychologists systematically study. The rules of evidence have evolved to restrain lawyers from using the most robust weapons of influence, and to direct judges to exclude certain categories of information, limit it, or instruct juries on how to think about it. Evidence law regulates the form of questions lawyers may ask, filters expert testimony, requires witnesses to take oaths, and aims to give lawyers and factfinders the tools they need to assess witnesses’ reliability. But without a thorough grounding in psychology, is the “common sense” of the rulemakers as they create these rules always, or even usually, correct? And when it is not, how can the rules be fixed? Addressed to those in both law and psychology, The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law draws on the best current psychological research-based knowledge to identify and evaluate the choices implicit in the rules of evidence, and to suggest alternatives that psychology reveals as better for accomplishing the law’s goals.

Citizenship in Question

Author: Benjamin N. Lawrance
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822373483
Release Date: 2016-12-09
Genre: Law

Citizenship is often assumed to be a clear-cut issue—either one has it or one does not. However, as the contributors to Citizenship in Question demonstrate, citizenship is not self-evident; it emerges from often obscure written records and is interpreted through ambiguous and dynamic laws. In case studies that analyze the legal barriers to citizenship rights in over twenty countries, the contributors explore how states use evidentiary requirements to create and police citizenship, often based on fictions of racial, ethnic, class, and religious differences. Whether examining the United States’ deportation of its own citizens, the selective use of DNA tests and secret results in Thailand, or laws that have stripped entire populations of citizenship, the contributors emphasize the political, psychological, and personal impact of citizenship policies. Citizenship in Question incites scholars to revisit long-standing political theories and debates about nationality, free movement, and immigration premised on the assumption of clear demarcations between citizens and noncitizens. Contributors. Alfred Babo, Jacqueline Bhabha, Jacqueline Field, Amanda Flaim, Sara L. Friedman, Daniel Kanstroom, Benjamin N. Lawrance, Beatrice McKenzie, Polly J. Price, Rachel E. Rosenbloom, Kim Rubenstein, Kamal Sadiq, Jacqueline Stevens, Margaret D. Stock

North Carolina Evidentiary Foundations

Author: Robert P. Mosteller
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781632813015
Release Date: 2016-12-09
Genre: Law

Learn how to address and overcome evidentiary problems in North Carolina courtrooms. North Carolina Evidentiary Foundations brings North Carolina evidence law to life, showing you how to frame foundational questions to gain admission or exclusion of evidence. The book includes specific lines of questioning, demonstrating courtroom-proven trial techniques that apply North Carolina evidence law. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Trial Evidence Foundations

Author: Gordon P. Cleary
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781945421600
Release Date: 2017-12-01
Genre: Law

In the latest edition of Trial Evidence Foundations, 29 sections have been updated with summaries and analysis of more than 60 recent significant state and federal court decisions. Here are some of the issues addressed: Impeachment of witnesses by Character trait of untruthfulness. Prior convictions. Prior inconsistent statements. Lay opinion on Nature of marks on a child’s body. Fitness to operate a motor vehicle. Meaning of slang terms. Authentication of Cell phone calls. Photos, posts, comments, and messages from Facebook accounts. Text messages. Printouts of social networking sites. Twitter posts. Hearsay and exceptions including Implicit assertions in out of court statements. Out of court statements not offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted. Testimonial vs. non-testimonial nature of statements made: In ongoing emergencies and 911 calls. Before a beth din (rabbinical court). By a crime victim to EMT and doctor in emergency room. Forfeiture by wrongdoing. Adoptive and vicarious admissions Declarations to show declarant’s state of mind. Records: National Precursor Log Exchange records as business records. Absence of a public record. Timeliness requirement for a record of a regularly conducted activity. Past recollection recorded and present recollection refreshed. Excited utterances. Character evidence regarding When a defendant opens the door for prosecution to introduce character evidence. When a defendant can introduce evidence of victim’s aggressive character. Questioning a witness about the credibility of the witness’s prior testimony.

Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell

Author: Paul Bergman
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061863275
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Law

This text concentrates on specific skills and techniques associated with trying cases. Rather than stating vague conclusions such as, "Be dramatic" or "Show no mercy to perjurers on cross," it identifies and illustrates specific tactics and styles of examination and argument. This text sets out techniques that can be molded to the reader's personal style, rather than ask submerging the reader's style into preconceived professional norms. This is done by alternative suggestions for reacting to common situations using a variety of factual settings and legal issues. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.

Military Evidentiary Foundations Sixth Edition

Author: David A. Schleuter
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781522123804
Release Date: 2016-12-02
Genre: Law

Learn how to address and overcome evidentiary problems in military courts-martial proceedings. Military Evidentiary Foundations brings military evidence law to life, showing you how to frame foundational questions to gain admission or exclusion of evidence. The book includes specific lines of questioning, demonstrating courtroom-proven trial techniques applying military evidence law. Trust this expert treatise from the same authors that wrote the LexisNexis Military Rules of Evidence Manual.

Trial Practice

Author: Paul Milich
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1640206876
Release Date: 2017-12
Genre:

Trial Practice: Exercises in Witness Examination and the Rules of Evidence is a remarkable set of exercises designed for Trial Advocacy courses. This new edition adds coverage of electronic evidence and confrontation clause issues. With special attention paid to the Rules of Evidence, these classroom simulations aim to cultivate students' skills at witness examination and arguing evidence objections and motions. The text, written in workbook format, contains 35 civil and criminal trial simulations that allow students and professors to see marked improvement in trial skills throughout the course. The hands-on format thoroughly engages students in the subject matter while teaching them practical skills required in legal practice. The comprehensive Teacher's Manual provides everything necessary to make the class teachable, requiring minimal preparation time from the instructor.

Kentucky Evidence Courtroom Manual 2013 2014 Edition

Author: Publisher's Editorial Staff
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780327194224
Release Date: 2013-05-24
Genre: Law

This convenient manual is designed specifically for courtroom use and offers judges and practitioners many trial-tested features that not only provide fast, accurate answers to evidentiary questions, but also guide the user to the underlying authorities and secondary sources. The Kentucky Evidence Courtroom Manual provides current and complete coverage of the Kentucky Rules of Evidence plus: * Authors' Discussion that provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the Rule, authoritative guidance in interpreting the Rule, and pointers for applying the Rule in practice (in many chapters the Discussion contains special features such as Illustrations, Constitutional Considerations, Current Trends, and Ethical Considerations) * Illustrations demonstrating the proper handling of evidentiary issues during trial * Summaries of significant Kentucky and federal cases interpreting each Rule provide support for arguments and decisions required during the course of trial * Selected Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated * References to additional Kentucky and federal authorities that provide a starting point for research * Comparison of the Kentucky and Federal Rules of Evidence * An appendix containing the Commentary of the Study Committee for the Kentucky Rules of Evidence (also referred to as the Official Commentary or the Kentucky Rules Advisory Committee Commentary