Timothy W. Kelly’s QuickGuide on Illinois evidentiary issues is your complete trial companion. Begin with the tips for structuring a trial preparation system, and then start tackling specific evidentiary questions. This handy reference walks you through obtaining evidence while considering the value of the case and admissibility issues before trial. Extensive sample testimony illustrates strategies for introducing evidence at trial, responding to challenges, and eliciting testimony for purposes of authentication or impeachment. The best way to serve clients is to ensure that the trier of fact is able to consider all pertinent evidence. This practical guide is your single source for handling common evidentiary issues.
Valuable features include sample trial preparation systems; extensive guidance on procedural requirements of Illinois courts; common evidentiary objections and claims of privilege; adaptable forms, sample scripts for establishing foundation through testimony; and required notices.
The 2013 QuickGuide has a brand-new discussion on the Illinois Rules of Evidence and three new forms.
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