Understanding of Rules of Evidence
Most cases, whether it is civil or criminal, turn on the admissibility of evidence. The rules of evidence are a complex and confusing aspect of the law that must be understood by any attorney who enters the realm of litigation. Failure to know when to object to a piece of evidence can prove costly both at trial and on appeal. Knowing when to object and preserve issues for appeal is crucial due to the fact that the appellate court will only consider evidence on the trial record. Not having knowledge of the rules of evidence can wind up costing you, the client, significant legal fees, and can even wind up costing you your case.