This handbook details the law and procedure governing civil discovery in Illinois, including the practical application of Illinois discovery rules, quasi-discovery, limitations on discovery, interrogatories, production of documents and tangible things, depositions, motions for physical and mental examinations, and remedies for noncompliance. among other issues.
Need help with tricky medical evidence issues in civil and work comp cases? This course will not only improve your understanding of basic anatomy and physiology and related medical terminology but will also teach you best practices for obtaining medical records, complying with HIPAA, taking doctors’ depositions and admitting medical evidence at trial. In addition, special focus will be given to the differences between evidentiary requirements in civil court and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Discovery is key to effective representation in divorce cases. Learn about the document production required at the initial stages of a divorce case and the evidentiary value of recorded conversations, text messages, Facebook messages, emails and other communications.
Understand the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), officer's Alcohol Influence Report (AIR), and breath alcohol results as they are used in the examination of the reporting officer. Learn the best ways to utilize the SFST reports and other documents during direct and cross examination and how to lay the proper foundation for a police officer's testimony about the administration of the SFST's, the State's "Exhibit A". Specific attention will be paid to the officer's observations (including bloodshot eyes, odor of alcohol, slurred speech, etc.).
Learn how to order medical records using the Hi-Tech Act, what to do when your office receives medical records, and how to work with an expert to determine whether a meritorious cause of action exists. Originally presented as part of Developing & Admitting Medical Evidence, available in its entirety as P2004-20U.
Learn how to obtain and admit social media and and other electronic data as evidence in an employment law case. Understand a wide range of discovery-related topics, including collecting evidence from apps, working with metadata in litigation, subpoenaing social media companies, using archive features, and more.