Evidence Big Picture Flowchart

Evidence Big Picture flowchart
Evidence Big Picture flowchart (Click to enlarge)

Here is a big picture flowchart for analyzing whether evidence is admissible. First, has counsel asked a question? If so, apply Test # 1 to address whether there are any objections to the form of the question.

Then, for all types of evidence, move on to Test #2 to address whether the proffered evidence is logically and legally relevant. In Test #3, issues of the presentation of the evidence are examined, whether the evidence is witness testimony, documents, or another type.

If the evidence sounds like an out-of-court statement to prove the truth of the matter (hearsay), apply Test #4 to determine whether it may be admissible as non-hearsay by rule, or admissible because it falls into one of the hearsay exceptions.

Finally, use Test #5 to determine whether any privileges apply.

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13 thoughts on “Evidence Big Picture Flowchart

  1. This flow chart is amazing! Thanks for posting it. It offers a great approach to evidence questions. Thanks again!

  2. Thanks so much. I struggle learning. Your charts provide a different way to learn. Merry Christmas & Thanks again!

  3. These are incredible! Organization has always been the hardest part of preparing for law school exams and I am such a visual learner. Thank you for sharing these.

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