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The Benefits of Laying a Proper Foundation for Evidence

Why is it so important to lay a proper foundation? How can you effectively to respond to objections and preserve the record when foundational objections are sustained? This course answers these questions, with special emphasis on: potential benefits (and drawbacks) of laying a proper foundation; strategic use of foundational questions; avoiding foundational problems, such as stipulations, witnesses, and keepers-of-records; judge-specific procedures for laying foundations vs. stipulations; making and responding to foundational objections; and preserving the record.

The Judicial Perspective on Laying Foundations

Hear from judges concerning practical considerations when laying foundations in state and federal courts, including: • Pre-trial procedures • Objections at trial • Sidebars regarding foundational issues • Voir dire of expert witnesses • Common mistakes by litigators • Best practices of litigators • Additional judicial perspectives