|Faculty:||Andrew J. Smiley|
|Production Date:||March 5, 2010|
|Practice Areas:||Evidence, Evidence at Trial, Trial Skills, Trial Skills - Georgia|
It doesn’t matter how valuable a record is to your case: if you can’t get it admitted into evidence, end of story! Experienced trial attorney Andrew Smiley discusses the process of getting items admitted into evidence, emphasizing the importance of asking the correct foundation questions. As part of his presentation, Smiley uses real world exhibits and similuates a direct examination with an actual witness. Finally, Smiley offers a detailed and comprehensive presentation of the different types of records which can be admitted as evidence, and provides a series of practical tips applicable to any trial.
I. Marking Exhibits
II. Foundation Questions
III. Types of Exhibits
IV. Offering Evidence
V. Guiding the Witness through the Exhibit
Alberto (San Antonio, TX)
Mr. Smiley is always very professional and a good instructor.
Robert (Erwin, TN)
Mr. Smiley is a very good speaker. I greatly enjoy his presentations.
Vernon (Midlothian, TX)
Good trial strategy provided on evidence presentation too
Michael (Nashville, TN)
Allison (Washington, DC)
Very practical and helpful course.
Dorothy (San Diego, CA)
Excellent speaker. Well organized interesting presentation.
Robert (San Antonio, TX)
i find both mr smiley's lectures very informative and i highly recommend his courses
Solomon (NEW YORK, NY)
Speaker was very simple and uncomplicated in a way that made it a pleasure to listen
Courrine (King of Prussia, PA)
Kenneth (Los Gatos, CA)
Very important hands-on information.
Michael (Connellsville, PA)
Christopher (Bronx, NY)
I enjoyed it very much
Antoine (Port Arthur, TX)
Smiley is the best speaker on Lawline period
David (Roslyn, NY)
Excellent job by a great trial lawyer!
Javier (San Antonio, TX)
Douglass (Austin, TX)
Very nice presentation
Winnie (New York, NY)
one of the best i've taken so far...
Lawrence (Houston, TX)
this guy smiley was fantastic. I got a lot of out of this one.
William (Houston, TX)
Well organized and presented.
Erika (San Antonio, TX)
Speaker was excellent and material was useful
Mark (Houston, TX)
Oscar (Katy, TX)
Excellent course, excellent speaker, excellent presentation.
Alice (Bolingbrook, IL)
Joanna (Brooklyn, NY)
a very basic understanding of moving items into evidence
Marcus (Port Neches, TX)
Lloyd (PORT JEFFERSON, NY)
Very basic course -- but very well taught by the instructor.
Christine (El Paso, TX)
very good nuts and bolts
Robert (Goshen, NY)
Belinda (saratoga springs, NY)
Suzanne (New York, NY)
Very informative course, and watching the technique and having the enlargements enhanced this lecture.
Christopher (Lombard, IL)
Excellent presentation by Andrew Smiley. He really makes the course interesting.
Jonathan (New York, NY)
Andrew Smiley is always a good instructor. he did not disappoint.
Jeffery (San Antonio, TX)
kept it simple--good
Joan (Austin, TX)
always a pleasure to see Mr. Smiley.
William (Mount Desert, ME)
I really like the way this guy teaches.
Susan (Bethesda, MD)
Excellent speaker--knowledgeable, practical, common-senses approach. Demonstrations are very helpful instead of just talking.
Howard (Roseland, NJ)
Excellent program. H.
Carol (Houston, TX)
A+ Very informative and useful. Will take Mr Smiley's other courses ASAP & will listen to this one again.
John (El Paso, TX)
Crisp and clean presentation -- just the way the speaker says an attorney should move around the court room as he puts on his case.
Carl (Urbana, IL)
Mr. Smiley is an exceptional teacher. He is clear, concise, and comfortable in his own skin. Thank you!
Ronald (Pflugerville, TX)
Clear and concise.
Sullivan (NASHVILLE, TN)
Very clear and useful
Rodney (Conroe, TX)
Melissa (Victor, ID)
This is the second course I've listened to by Andrew Smiley, and I'm going to look for more. He is an excellent instructor.
Edward (San Diego, CA)
Timothy (San Leandro , CA)
great advice for a new lawyer
Aaron (Brooklyn, NY)
Excellent presentation on how to get demonstrative material into evidence.. Simple so that beginners would benefit greatly.
Michael (San Diego, CA)
Very practical concrete steps. Well done.
Duane (HENDERSONVILLE, TN)
another great CLE course by Mr. Smiley
karen (Manassas, VA)
Reginald (Memphis, TN)
jANE (LOs Angeles, CA)
Very good speaker with good tips for the courtroom
David (Monroeville, AL)
Well organized and concise
Jonathan (Sneedville, TN)
Very good. Clear, plainly stated tips, advice and instruction. Very helpful.
Steven (Palm beach gardens, FL)
Good refresher course
Paul (Memphis, TN)
Basic but good
Kenan (North Bellmore, NY)
Amazing course, great lecturer
VICKIE (HENDERSONVILLE, TN)
Good review of fundamentals for the experienced attorney and a great tutorial for the not-so-experienced attorney.
Jonathan (Salem, OR)
Best Lawline course I've taken
Robert (Jasper, , AL)
Timothy (Fort Worth, TX)
Minda (Homewood, AL)
I like this professor.
daniel (New York, NY)
Good course for inexperienced litigators
Alan (Montclair, NJ)
Smiley is a solid presenter.
Charles (Fort Lee, NJ)
This program was very good.
Stuart (Bronx, NY)
Elliot (Bergenfield, NJ)
Michael (Renton, WA)
Great speaker, content and advice.
Jeffrey (Chicago, IL)
Jeffrey (Syracuse, NY)
debra (valhalla, NY)
Todd (New York, NY)
michael (New York, NY)
Harriet (Riverhead, NY)
very helpful discussion on use of charts and diagrams
Gregory (Brooklyn, NY)
Gary (Panorama City,CA, CA)
This should be seen by anyone about to do his first trial or a little insecure about the issues. Confidence building.
Gregory (Port Washington, NY)
Like the Practical aspect of the course.
Steven (Brooklyn, NY)
Gordon (Folsom, CA)
michael (toms river, NJ)
Kevin (Highland Park, IL)
Excellent, practical refresher.
Melissa (Wyomissing, IL)
this is good for brand new attorneys with no trial experience.
Rebecca (Chicago, IL)
Excellent for new attorneys and anyone who has little trial expereince and is new position where they will be doing lots of trials.
F. John (Chicago, IL)
very good info for a new attny
Cheryl (Sparks, MD)
Excellent presenter and presentation.
Michael (Forest Hills, NY)
excellent for any trial attorney.We need practical courses like this one. Please offer more like this, less abstract lectures and more practical ones.
Marek (Cohasset, MA)
very useful illustrations on placing plans, diagrams, business and medical records into evidence
Elan (New York, NY)
Barbara (New York, NY)
I am a trial lawyer and I appreciate Mr. Smiley's presentation style. Thank you.
Thomas (Klamath Falls, OR)
A great speaker with good tips.
James (Garden City, NY)
It was a terrific review.
Patrick (Chicago, IL)
Very practical, concise, and clear. Excellent work.
Pamela (Silver Spring, MD)
I really enjoy this speaker. His presentations are outstanding. I learn a lot.
Song (Flushing, NY)
Steven (Brooklyn, NY)
Smiley is just great!
Melissa (Tuckahoe, NY)
Very engaging; excellent examples
Daniel (Chicago,, IL)
great tips! thanks!
Michael (Orangeburg, SC)
This is a wonderfully crafted course. It's very practical. I am able to use this information immediately. Thank you Mr Smiley
Timothy (Edwardsville, IL)
excellent review of foundation questions with application in the courtroom.
Ronald (New York, NY)
Dan (Springfield, MO)
Benjamin (Glendale, MA)
By far the best Lawline course I have watched so far: provided very practical, concrete advice.
Roderick (Beverly Hills, CA)
I enjoyed this presentation, Mr. Smiley was prepared and easy to listen to as well as having a nice grasp of courtroom advocacy.
Daniel (Canoga Park, CA)
Excellent, extremely well presented and explained in illustration of proper technique!
Syed (Chico, CA)
Very useful material.
Adam (Northridge, CA)
I love this speaker
Robin (McHenry, IL)
Andrew is an awesome instructor. It is evident that he is/was a teacher. Very engaging, and I loved the "mock trial" scenarios.
Michael (Brooklyn, NY)
Richard (Albuquerque, NM)
This one was really good. I going to seek out and watch this speakers other talks.
Paula (Alhambra, CA)
Very good presetention re: the practical side of introducing evidence at trial. The visuals with his assistant rather than just speaking only was very beneficial. Good Presentation.
travis (Trenton, NJ)
Will refer to again
Sam (Salem, OR)
Very good speaker.
Mark (Reston, VA)
very engaging and entertaining
Manuel (Bandon, OR)
great job by the speaker
Regina (Ellicott City, MD)
Enjoyed his use of pretend witness throughout his presentation to provide an actual visual depiction of practical application of techniques in court.
James (Olney, MD)
Strong and effective presentation. Great refresher course.
Robert (New York, NY)
Heather R. (Highland, CA)
Donald (Great Neck, NY)
Brad (Bend, OR)
Christine (Ronkonkoma, NY)
kenneth (new york, NY)
Deborah (Plymouth Meeting, PA)
Paul (North Aurora, IL)
Outstanding. Clear, simple and extremely valuable. An excellent step by step guide. One of the best Lawline programs I have seen.
Peter (Chicago, IL)
very good, straightforward and practical.
Gregory (San Francisco, CA)
This is by far the most comprehensive, practical, and helpful introduction to evidence course I have taken.
Nicholas (Oak Park, IL)
Very smooth presentation. Really superb.
Benjamin (New York, NY)
Outstanding course for beginners!
George (Bayport, NY)
Excellent....Mr. Smiley may be the best CLE presenter I have seen. Good on substance and great presentation.
T Gregory (Galena, IL)
An effectively methodical presentation on the methodology of getting evidence admitted at trial. An engrossing presentation of what might have been a dry subject.
Bret (DFW Airport, TX)
This is an excellent presentation on how to offer key items into evidence.
Richard (Valley Stream, NY)
Good presentation and knowledge of the materials.
Fred (Teluca Lake, CA)
This is an excellent review of the basics, not only for new attorneys but for attorneys who are not accustomed to litigation or have been away from it for a while.
Richard (Los Angeles, CA)
Fantastic evidence presentation.
Virginia (La Verne, CA)
Excellent presentation on the basics of how to present evidence in court.
Gaetana (Bayzille, NY)
George (Fresh Meadows, NY)
This was one of the best basic nuts and bolts lecture on this topic I have seen.
Dana (Murrieta, CA)
Susan (Howard Beach, NY)
Excellent program and excellent speaker. Highly recommend.
Ryan (Pasadena, CA)
Useful seminar on basic legal practice.
Ralph (San Pedro, CA)
I wish I'd had this lecture in law school. This is a GREAT lecture by a guy with a big SMILE and a nice suit.
William (Santa Ana, CA)
Andrew (San Jose, CA)
Mark (San Francisco, CA)
excellent presentation. Clear and easily understandable.
Arturo (Chula Vista, CA)
Great course to take before your first trial or arbitration.
Ronald (Antioch, CA)
This program was excellent. The speaker did an excellent job of explaining and demonstrating how to get items into evidence.
Andy (New York, NY)
Chris (New York, NY)
I am getting ready for trial. This was an excellent primer on the basics for getting evidence into trial.
Brian (New York, NY)
Excellent tips from a clearly experienced lawyer that will actually help.
ROBERT (ARROYO GRANDE, CA)
excellent. very practical and useful.
Henry (Los Angeles, CA)
Good presentation of material that's fundamentally boring.
Robert (New York, NY)
Excellent program as an introduction to getting items into evidence.
John (North Salem, NY)
Great review right before my next trial
Paul (Bayville, NY)
Nicely done nuts and bolts presentation on evidence
Elaine (Bellmore, NY)
Practical sense approach
Andrew (Auburn, NY)
Very practical advise, more geared for a new attorney, but useful reinforcement for experienced counsel.
James (Staten Island, NY)
Very helpful. Worth watching.
William (Willsboro, NY)
Terrific lecture and demonstration!
Christopher (Merrick, NY)
While basic in its scope I thought well done.
David (Huntington, NY)
Leon (New York, NY)
An absolutely wonderful presentation both sylistically and substantively. Prof. Smiley mentioned that we could contact him. If possilbe, please provide such contact information. (e-mail address and/or telephone number).
Stephen C. (Oak Park, IL)
Excellent pointers for the experienced attorney and an outstanding introduction for novice trial lawyers.
Jacqueline (Grayslake, IL)
James (East Brunswick, NJ)
Excellent. I appreciated the practical demonstrations and simple explanations.
Peter (Hempstead, NY)
Nice job. Concise and to the point.
Tracey (Philadelphia, PA)
Excellent. The very best presentation thus far. Good demonstrations. Clear, concise and informative. Good foundation material.
Diane (Justice, IL)
Matthew (Pennsauken, NJ)
Janice (Hicksville, NY)
Great foundation lecure.
Joel (Hainesville, IL)
Very informative. Thank you.
Trina (Raleigh, NC)
demonstrations incredibly helpful
Janet (Rockford, IL)
very good for the practitioner
Elisa (Chicago, IL)
I wish I could have checked off "5's." This was stupendous. If I ever get hit by a bus, I want Mr. Smiley to represent me.
Susan (Chicago, IL)
Very practical, very well done.
Amy (downers grove, IL)
very good speaker, clear, precise, and informative
Shawn (Oakland, CA)
The Best!!! You guys should get this guy to do a trial prep and trial series. I also sure he could teach how to take a killer deposition.
Jeffery (LaGrange, IL)
outstanding presentation. practical. polished. appreciated. best presentation I have seen yet on lawline.
George (Chicago, IL)
This is a very good program for new lawyers and I thin it should be so labeled.
Steven J. (Chicago, IL)
one of the better speakers...
Rosalyn (new city, NY)
david (Chicago, IL)
very informative - this is one that I wish that I had a video for
Jonathan (Brooklyn, NY)
Among the best programs I've ever experienced. Mr. Smiley inspires confidence and is extraordinarily clear.
Mark (Dallas, TX)
Smiley teaches law student clinics so he is effective and very nuts and bolts. one of lawline's best opresnters
Caroline (Elgin, IL)
Very good presentation and content.
Jeffrey (Brooklyn, NY)
Clear, useful and practical presentation.
James (Berwyn, IL)
To the point!
Cecil (Jersey City, NJ)
excellent speaker and materials.
Steven (Chicago, IL)
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
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