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Are Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule Outdated?

Seventh Circuit questions validity of the present sense impression and excited utterance exceptions.


Attorney's Declaration of Hours Worked by Paralegal Insufficient to Support Award

The Ninth Circuit's ruling in Muniz v. United Parcel Service.


Illinois Appellate Court Rules in People v. Richardson

The court affirmed admission of a police officer's lay opinion testimony that a vest constitutes "body armor."



Articles »

Securities Fraud Class Actions Face Supreme Court Test

By David J. Marmins and Rebecca I. Lunceford

A look at the possible implications of Halliburton II.


Overcoming Authentication and Hearsay Issues in Email Evidence

By Dennis I. Wilenchik and Brian J. Hembd

Potential solutions for moving past these obstacles.


But I Want to Call Him in My Case!

By Justin J. Wolosz and Nick W. Rose

How courts may be able to require production of some adverse party witnesses.



Sound Advice »

audio Lessons in Evidentiary Issues

By Hon. Joseph F. Anderson Jr.

Listen as a U.S. district judge with 27 years of experience in the courtroom, discusses what he views as the most troublesome evidentiary issues. (13:05 min)


audio Evidentiary Issues Arising from People v. Collins

By Professor Stephan Landsman

Professor Steve Landsman discusses the evidentiary issues arising from People v. Collins—including problems that can come from an uncritical look at statistics. (7:55 min)


audio Authentication of Evidence

By Professor Stephan Landsman

Veteran ethics professor Stephan Landsman discusses authentication and the seven-step process to establish it for evidentiary purposes. (12:40 min)


 
Announcements

Join Us: Committee Conference Call on April 16

The call will take place at 4 p.m. Eastern time and will focus on upcoming committee projects.


Seeking Contributors

We are looking for authors for articles about trial evidence and related matters. Contact an editor (below) for more information.



 
Trial Evidence Leadership

Cochairs Vice Chair Editors

Hon. J. Michelle Childs

Greenville, SC


Ian H. Fisher

Chicago, IL


Ronald L. Kammer

Coral Gables, FL


James A. King

Columbus, OH


Maria-Vittoria "Giugi" Carminati

Houston, TX


John Kenneth Felter

Boston, MA


Camalla Kimbrough

New Orleans, LA


Katie L. Dysart

New Orleans, LA


Andrew Flake

Atlanta, GA


Sidney Kanazawa

Los Angeles, CA