Trial Evidence

About the Committee

Mission

The Trial Evidence Committee monitors developments in the law of evidence. With more than 2,000 members, the committee offers an excellent opportunity to network with other litigators and to remain current on evidentiary issues. The committee produces a quarterly newsletter, which typically includes articles on various evidence issues, surveys of national and regional developments in the law of evidence and updates on significant state and federal evidence cases. Throughout the year, the committee also sponsors and co-sponsors programs at national and regional ABA meetings. Members review a wide variety of evidentiary issues and may work on various subcommittees and publications addressing issues such as expert witnesses, highly technical evidence, electronic evidence, legislation, ethics, privileges, and others raised under the Federal Rules of Evidence and their state counterparts.

If you are a trial attorney, especially a new or young trial attorney, the Trial Evidence Committee can offer  tremendous benefits to you. The committee addresses fundamental as well as cutting-edge evidentiary issues that affect each of us in our practice, and it offers valuable tools for us as trial attorneys. Membership in the Trial Evidence Committee is free with your membership in the Section of Litigation.

Message from the Chairs

Welcome to the Trial Evidence Committee’s webpage. We offer a great array of evidentiary resources, including practice pointers and Sound Advice podcasts to improve your trial practice, and quarterly newsletter highlighting developments in the law of evidence.

We also offer numerous live events throughout the year, from telephonic roundtables on practical topics to committee networking dinners at the Section and the ABA annual meetings. Be sure to check them out!

If you are interested in becoming more involved in developing or delivering content for our members, please contact one of our cochairs, Jack Brady, Ken Klemm or Sheri Pastor. We encourage everyone to participate actively in the committee, and many ways exist to get involved. Check out the tips we have below.

Get Involved!

Monthly Committee Calls

The Committee holds monthly conference calls on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. To join these calls, use the call-in number (888) 475-4499 and meeting 992 0424 1819.

Meetings

The committee sponsors programs and its members participate in several national and regional meetings throughout the year. You can click here for ABA Section of Litigation events and CLE programs in which your membership entitles you to participate.

Publications

Involvement in the committee is a great way to get your name in print and to network with attorneys from around the country. We are excited to involve a large group of interested people in generating content, from short practice pointers and podcasts to longer newsletter articles. If you are interested, please contact one of the committee’s cochairs.

You can join the committee by signing into your account at www.americanbar.org.

If you have any ideas for programs, articles, or speakers, or ideas for involving judges, attorneys, or experts in the field in the work of our committee, please contact one of our cochairs.

We always welcome your input and participation.

Thanks,

Jack Brady, Ken Klemm and Sheri Pastor

cochairs, Trial Evidence Committee, ABA Section of Litigation

 

Our active subcommittees include:

• Distance Learning

• Membership and Diversity

• Newsletter and Website

• Programming

• Social Media/Young Lawyer Outreach

 

 
 

 

Find contact information for committee and subcommittee chairs:  

Download Subcommittee Leadership Roster

Committee Leadership

Cochairs

Patrick "Jack" Brady

Kenneth "Ken" Klemm

Sherilyn “Sheri” Pastor

Editors

Newsletter

William “Bill” Marsillo

Nancie Marzulla

Practice Points

Keith Rutman