You can't get your evidence admitted without establishing the proper evidentiary foundations. This practical guide will teach you how to lay a foundation for different types of evidence and avoid being tripped up by objections opposing counsel will throw your way. Navigate the rules of evidence with confidence - order today!
Essentials of Laying a Foundation
How to Authenticate Social Media Posts, Texts, Emails and More
Introducing Physical Evidence at Trial
Establishing Foundations for Business Records and Other Documentary Evidence
Laying a Foundation for Expert Witness Testimony
Demonstrative and Illustrative Evidence: Satisfying the Foundation Requirements
JAMES L. BELL is the senior partner in The Bell Law Firm, P.A., formerly Bell, Thames, Strait & McCall, with offices in Charleston, South Carolina. He practices in medical malpractice litigation, personal injury, tort litigation, federal civil trial law, arbitration and mediation and international law. Mr. Bell is a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Supreme Court of South Carolina and a certified mediator by the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar (member, Ethics Advisory Committee), The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and has recently been elected as president elect for the Florida Legal Services, Inc. He has written numerous legal articles for the South Carolina Bar and other professional publications, and has also participated in continuing legal education seminars over the last 25 years in California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Mr. Bell received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of South Carolina.
H. ASBY FULMER III is a sole practitioner of the Fulmer Law Firm, LLC, in Summerville, South Carolina, with offices in both South Carolina and North Carolina. His practice areas include automobile accidents, premise liability, medical malpractice, workers' compensation and catastrophic injuries. Along with numerous brain injury cases, Mr. Fulmer has litigated cases not only in South Carolina, but multiple other states as well. He is admitted to the South Carolina Bar and is a member of the Dorchester County Bar Association. Mr. Fulmer earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of South Carolina.
THOMAS M. GAGNE is president/owner of Attorney Offices of Thomas Gagne, P.A., with offices in Greenville and Spartanburg. His practice is concentrated in personal injury, including litigation, insurance, negligence, workers' compensation, other torts, and Social Security disability. Mr. Gagne is a former prosecutor with the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Special Assistant United States Attorney, Columbia, South Carolina; and Criminal Defense Counsel, USAR, 12th Legal Support Organization, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Association for Justice, and the South Carolina Workers Compensation Educational Association. He is licensed in South Carolina and New York. Mr. Gagne is a top 100 trial lawyer as designated by The National Trial Lawyers. He earned his B.A. degree from Cornell University and his J.D. degree from the State University of New York Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence.
MILLER W. SHEALY JR. is a professor with the Charleston School of Law, where he teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and seminars in the Law of the Sea and white collar crime. Mr. Shealy also actively practices criminal law in state and federal trial courts, including corporate and white collar criminal defense, and he represents clients in criminal and civil appeals in state and federal appellate courts. He is admitted to practice in South Carolina and before the U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Shealy earned his B.A. degree from the University of South Carolina and his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina.
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