Laying the Foundation (2.0 General Participatory Credits)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


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How do you lay the foundation in your case? A foundation is the minimum facts needed to demonstrate that a particular piece of evidence is authentic and relevant enough to be admitted in trial, and help the jury understand why the evidence is being presented. New attorneys – hear from two of San Diego’s top litigators as they share their strategies for creating and laying the foundation in your case. This is also a good refresher for attorneys looking to sharpen their skills.

Hon. Francis M. Devaney
The Honorable Francis M. Devaney was appointed to the San Diego Superior Court in January of 2005 by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has served the court in various capacities since his appointment, including assignments in the Civil,...More
Deborah Wolfe, Esq.
Deborah Wolfe is the founder of Wolfe Legal Group, PC, and is an experienced trial attorney who has spent her career representing plaintiffs. During her 35 years in practice, Deborah has received a number of Outstanding Trial Lawyer awards, and has...More
Jim Pokorny, Esq.
James Pokorny practiced law in San Diego for forty years, handling both civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts. He established the Aviation Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, served on the California State Bar Board...More

Originally Published

October 26, 2017

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Laying the Foundation - Video
  • Laying the Foundation - Paper

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