Trial

Trial Immediately before trial, each party provides to the judge a document, called a “brief,” that outlines the arguments and evidence to be used at trial. Some trials, known as “bench trials,” do not involve a jury and are d...

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File a Motion for Summary Judgment

File a Motion for Summary Judgment A summary judgment motion is one party’s effort to put an early end to a lawsuit, so it’s crucial to understand what this motion involves and what it could mean to your case. What Is a Motion for Summary...

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Identify Evidence

Identify Evidence To satisfy the requirement of authenticating or identifying an item of evidence, the proponent must produce evidence sufficient to support a finding that the item is what the proponent claims it is.  

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The Discovery Process

The Discovery Process   What is Discovery? The idea behind discovery is that both sides should share information before going to trial. That way, a trial can proceed smoothly, without parties requesting information from each other and otherwise ...

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