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Laying Foundations for Introducing Evidence

Helpful demonstrations by experienced litigators will increase your ability to get evidence (even the digital kind!) admitted. With a practical, step-by-step approach, you'll learn why and how to lay proper evidentiary foundations, how to respond to objections, and how to preserve your record if foundational objections are sustained. In addition, state and federal court judges share their perspectives on best practices and biggest challenges.
Credits: 0 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 3.5 Other PR

Recorded: December 5, 2018

 Moderator: Richard L. Miller II, Esq., Chicago

The Benefits of Laying Foundation   
(1.0 Professional Responsibility credit)
Review the reasons for laying foundations and learn how to respond to objections and preserve your record when foundational objections are sustained, with special emphasis on:
•           Potential benefits (and drawbacks) of laying a proper foundation
•           Strategic use of foundational questions
•           Avoiding foundational problems: stipulations, witnesses, and keepers-of-records
•           Judge-specific procedures: laying foundations vs. stipulations
•           Making and responding to foundational objections
•           Preserving the record
Andrew DeVooght, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Chicago
Richard L. Miller II, Esq., Chicago

Practical Applications: Part I – Traditional Basics
(1.0 Professional Responsibility credit)
Learn about laying foundations for common forms of evidence, with demonstrations, including:
•           Self-authenticating documents
•           Certified records
•           Photographs
•           Medical records and medical bills
•           Summaries
•           Accident diagrams
•           Reconstruction testimony
•           Accounting records
•           Expert opinions
•           Court documents
•           Models
Thomas C. Koessl, Lowis & Gellen LLP, Chicago
Steven J. Roeder, Roeder Law Offices LLC, Chicago

Practical Applications: Part II – Foundations in the Digital Age
(0.75 Professional Responsibility credit)
Learn foundations for modern types of evidence, including:
•           Emails
•           Voicemails and voice memos
•           Media recovered from cell phones, computers, and the Internet
•           Internet web addresses
•           Automated video recordings
•           Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses
•           Text and SMS messages
•           Social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, messaging applications)
•           Computer generated animations and videos
Mason N. Floyd, Clark Hill PLC, Chicago  
Leigh D. Roadman, Clark Hill PLC, Chicago

The Judicial Perspective
(0.75 Professional Responsibility credit)
Hear from judges concerning practical considerations when laying foundations in state and federal courts, including:
•           Pre-trial procedures, including stipulations, and anticipating foundations during discovery
•           Objections at trial
•           Sidebars regarding foundational issues
•           Voir dire of expert witnesses
•           Common mistakes by litigators
•           Best practices of litigators
•           Additional judicial perspectives
Hon. Thomas M. Lynch, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois, Rockford
Hon. Marguerite A. Quinn, Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division, Chicago

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Recorded: December 5, 2018

 Moderator: Richard L. Miller II, Esq., Chicago

The Benefits of Laying Foundation   
(1.0 Professional Responsibility credit)
Review the reasons for laying foundations and learn how to respond to objections and preserve your record when foundational objections are sustained, with special emphasis on:
•           Potential benefits (and drawbacks) of laying a proper foundation
•           Strategic use of foundational questions
•           Avoiding foundational problems: stipulations, witnesses, and keepers-of-records
•           Judge-specific procedures: laying foundations vs. stipulations
•           Making and responding to foundational objections
•           Preserving the record
Andrew DeVooght, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Chicago
Richard L. Miller II, Esq., Chicago

Practical Applications: Part I – Traditional Basics
(1.0 Professional Responsibility credit)
Learn about laying foundations for common forms of evidence, with demonstrations, including:
•           Self-authenticating documents
•           Certified records
•           Photographs
•           Medical records and medical bills
•           Summaries
•           Accident diagrams
•           Reconstruction testimony
•           Accounting records
•           Expert opinions
•           Court documents
•           Models
Thomas C. Koessl, Lowis & Gellen LLP, Chicago
Steven J. Roeder, Roeder Law Offices LLC, Chicago

Practical Applications: Part II – Foundations in the Digital Age
(0.75 Professional Responsibility credit)
Learn foundations for modern types of evidence, including:
•           Emails
•           Voicemails and voice memos
•           Media recovered from cell phones, computers, and the Internet
•           Internet web addresses
•           Automated video recordings
•           Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses
•           Text and SMS messages
•           Social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, messaging applications)
•           Computer generated animations and videos
Mason N. Floyd, Clark Hill PLC, Chicago  
Leigh D. Roadman, Clark Hill PLC, Chicago

The Judicial Perspective
(0.75 Professional Responsibility credit)
Hear from judges concerning practical considerations when laying foundations in state and federal courts, including:
•           Pre-trial procedures, including stipulations, and anticipating foundations during discovery
•           Objections at trial
•           Sidebars regarding foundational issues
•           Voir dire of expert witnesses
•           Common mistakes by litigators
•           Best practices of litigators
•           Additional judicial perspectives
Hon. Thomas M. Lynch, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois, Rockford
Hon. Marguerite A. Quinn, Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division, Chicago

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