In this presentation, I will discuss the basics of laying a foundation for the admission of evidence, providing tangible tips and example trial examinations for establishing each of the five core foundation elements, including the rule against hearsay and its many exclusions and exceptions. I will then apply this framework, with practical examples, to common types of modern digital evidence, including business records, social media, and other ESI.
Key topics to be discussed:
Foundation: The basics
The Rule Against Hearsay (and Its Exceptions)
Laying Foundation for Business Records, social media, and other ESI
Date / Time: November 28, 2023
1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Eastern
12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Central
11:00 am – 1:10 pm Mountain
10:00 am – 12:10 pm Pacific
Nicholas J. Schneider | Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Nicholas Schneider is a trial attorney with the national law firm Eckert Seamans. Mr. Schneider focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, employment disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, unfair competition, real estate disputes, and class actions. He has experience representing clients of all sizes, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, in state and federal trial and appellate courts, arbitrations, and mediations. In a recent three-week trial in Massachusetts superior court, Mr. Schneider obtained a million-dollar judgment for his client, including attorney’s fees, which was recently upheld on appeal. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Northeastern University and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
I. Foundation: The basics | 1:00pm – 1:30pm
II.The Rule Against Hearsay (and Its Exceptions) | 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm
III. Laying Foundation for Business Records, social media, and other ESI | 2:10pm – 3:10pm