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Available tests for Evidence — $36/each


Experts and hearsay rules: cross versus direct

Feb. 17, 2017
By Lawrence Riff

Review the basics involving hearsay and experts. The key points: (1) The rules are different on direct vs. cross; and (2) the rules on direct have changed in a big way.


Social media evidence: admissibility issues

Dec. 23, 2016
By Mark Jackson

Proponents seeking to admit social media evidence will face three primary hurdles of admissibility: relevance, authentication and hearsay.


The Marital Privilege

Aug. 26, 2016

Attorneys need to know the subtleties of marital privilege, a vital evidentiary rule. By Crawford Appleby


Using Email as Evidence at Trial

Aug. 3, 2015

A number of issues may come up when using email as evidence. By Mark Mermelstein and Christin J. Hill


Objections to the form of questions

Jun. 29, 2015
By Elia V. Pirozzi

Learn about objections to questions considered vague, ambiguous or unintelligible, compound, argumentative, and asked and answered, or which suffer from other infirmities.


Authenticating Web Evidence

Aug. 1, 2014

Authenticating Internet evidence requires care and attention to detail.


A primer on hearsay evidence

Apr. 28, 2014
By Daniel J. Buckley

Earn MCLE credit reviewing one of the most common evidentiary issues that arises in both civil and criminal litigation: the admissibility of out-of-court statements.