Recent Practice Points

Be Careful with Admissions

Michael R. Lied – May 21, 2019 | Evidentiary admissions can diminish credibility if they need to be changed; judicial admissions may lock in the litigant to a position that may later prove to be undesirable.

How to Use Errata Sheets to Your Advantage

Helene Hechtkopf and Amory McAndrew – January 31, 2019 | Courts are permitted to disregard an amendment from an errata sheet that “reflects a party’s attempt ‘to retrieve the situation by scratching out and recanting his original testimony.’”

Recent Articles

From Snaps to Tweets: The Craft of Social Media Discovery

Matthew J. Hamilton, Donna L. Fisher, Jessica K. Southwick – October 5, 2018 | Courts have consistently held that social media accounts are subject to established discovery principles but are reluctant to allow parties to rummage through private social media accounts.

Getting the Snaps and Tweets into Evidence

By Matthew J. Hamilton, Donna L. Fisher, Jessica K. Southwick, Pepper Hamilton – October 7, 2018 | A rundownof the best practices that will help ensure that crucial evidence is not excluded.

Sound Advice Podcasts

Five Tips for Authenticating Documents During Depositions

By Camalla Kimbrough Guyton - April 30, 2019 | Five quick tips for young lawyers for authenticating documents during depositions

Introducing Emails at Trial Under the Business Records Exception to the Hearsay Rule

Ashley Heilprin - January 29, 2019 | Emails are a frequently used form of communication but may be objected to on the basis of hearsay. One way to try to introduce emails is through the Business Records Exception to the hearsay rule.

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