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This book will serve as an invaluable resource to the paralegal whose job includes gathering, analyzing, and managing evidence. Federal Rules of Evidence are included as an Appendix to the text and are referred to frequently, as well as state rules governing evidence. Throughout the book, case scenarios provide a practical, hands-on approach, making information more accessible, and guiding the reader through "real life" situations in which the skills taught are applied. Additionally, key word and phrases are identified, pertinent websites are provided, and charts, samples and graphs are used throughout. Applicable codes, rules and regulations are cited to support the instruction, and proper procedures are stressed. At the end of each chapter, review questions reflecting the issues presented in the chapter enable the reader to test their understanding of the material. The text provides information and instruction through United States court rules, regulations and codes. Practical information is provided through examples, explanations, and samples of actual letters and documents. The author(s) have provided additional resources including websites, vendor information, other texts, court rules, government codes and contact information.
Chapter 1: The Use of Evidence in a Lawsuit Chapter 2: Documentary Evidence Chapter 3: Tangible Evidence Chapter 4: Audio and Video Recordings Chapter 5: Test Results Chapter 6: Photographs Chapter 7: Depositions Chapter 8: Demonstrative Evidence Chapter 9: Trial issues Chapter 10: Appeal issues