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How to maintain an Exhibit List

It is important to keep track of exhibits as they are entered.  The key information to record is as follows:

  1. Exhibit number;
  2. The party who introduced the exhibit;
  3. The date of the exhibit; and
  4. A description of the exhibit.

You can easily set up an exhibit list on a page of paper or print off our precedent Exhibit List.

A joint trial document brief may be introduced as a single exhibit and then the tabs may be referenced during the trial as in, for example “exhibit 1, tab 10”.

Items marked for identification are those that are shown to a witness for comment and later formally entered as an exhibit by another witness.

A numbered exhibit is part of the trial record that will normally go to the Jury.  A lettered exhibit is one that will not go to the jury but is included for the trial Judge’s reference and in the event of an appeal.

This article is courtesy of the Ontario Civil Trial Manual

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