Evidential issues are questions of law. By ruling on motions and objections, the judge determines what evidence may be presented to and considered by the jury. Judges apply the rules of evidence to determine whether to admit or exclude physical evidence, oral testimony, and exhibits. Once admitted, the jury decides how much weight to afford the evidence.
The rules of evidence permit only that which is deemed relevant and trustworthy to be received by the jury.
This presentation will provide you with a comprehensive review of the rules of evidence that come up most frequently. With memorable hypotheticals to trigger fast recall, you’ll be able to think fast on your feet and use the rules to your advantage, both before and during trial.