A thing, a document, or the
testimony of a person that bears on the truth or falsity of an assertion made
in litigation; the totality of such items introduced in a trial; the legal
doctrines pertaining to the admission, use, and evaluation of such items.
Evidence attesting to one’s character and moral standing in
the community; character witnessed to attest to same. See also reputation witness.
Evidence that pertains to the matters being decided by the
court and that may be considered by the court under the applicable rules of
Additional evidence that tends to prove the same assertions as
evidence already admitted.
Visual evidence, such as a chart, image, or model, prepared by
attorneys or consultants, that demonstrates or clarifies information relevant
to the trial.
Evidence based on the witness’ personal observation of events.
Documents introduced as evidence.
evidence in chief
Evidence supporting the basic premises of a party’s case.
Evidence pertaining to a contract and contradicting or
supplementing its terms. Extrinsic evidence is not permitted where the contract
A witness’ personal opinion about the facts of the dispute.
Tangible evidence directly involved in the underlying events
of the case.
Evidence offered to contradict the other party’s assertions.