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Trial Preparation Checklist
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Trial Preparation Checklist

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A checklist makes lawyers and the team feel prepared for trial

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  • Week before trial

  • 1
    Organise most neccessary witness who support your claim
    Arrange Witness
    Week before trial
    0 / 1
  • 2
    For witnesses who refuse to come to court
    Court Orders
    Week before trial
    0 / 3
  • 18
    Let the security guards know you will be coming, in how many days
    Courthouse Security
    Week before trial
  • 19
    Visit courtroom and examine the room in advance
    Courthouse Layout
    Week before trial
    0 / 6
  • 20
    Obtain a copy of the jury list
    Courthouse Personnel
    Week before trial
  • 21
    Find out when you can get in to the building and into the courtroom.
    Courthouse Personnel
    Week before trial
  • 22
    Find out if someone will need to escort you
    Courthouse Personnel
    Week before trial
  • 23
    Find out if they have any special procedures during trial
    Courthouse Personnel
    Week before trial
  • 24
    Leave business card with courtroom bailoff, clerk, security guard etc.
    Courthouse Personnel
    Week before trial
  • 25
    Child's school box makes a nice trial box for tools and equipments
    Trial Box
    Week before trial
    0 / 14
  • 26
    Phone numbers handy can be a lifesaver during trial
    Important numbers
    Week before trial
    0 / 5
  • Two weeks before trial

  • 4
    Evidence Logs
    Documentations
    Two weeks before trial
  • 5
    Scene Diagrams
    Documentations
    Two weeks before trial
  • 6
    Video (witness statements, scene)
    Documentations
    Two weeks before trial
  • 7
    Photographs
    Documentations
    Two weeks before trial
  • 8
    Interview consents
    Consent and release forms
    Two weeks before trial
  • 9
    Medical records consents
    Consent and release forms
    Two weeks before trial
  • 10
    Financial records consents
    Consent and release forms
    Two weeks before trial
  • Thirty Days Before Trial

  • 27
    Deposition exhibits
    Exhibit List
    Thirty Days Before Trial
  • 28
    Begin a trial witness list.
    Witness List
    Thirty Days Before Trial
  • 29
    Keep notes for items who are responsible for
    Paralegal Trial Notebook
    Thirty Days Before Trial
    0 / 7
  • Sixty Days Before Trial

  • 3
    Lab results
    Documentations
    Sixty Days Before Trial
  • 11
    Review expert reports for accuracy in view of discovery evidence
    Experts
    Sixty Days Before Trial
  • 12
    Ensure that witness statements retain litigation privilege
    Protection Privilege
    Sixty Days Before Trial
  • 13
    Qualify your expert before trail
    Experts
    Sixty Days Before Trial
  • Week before trial

  • 1
    Organise most neccessary witness who support your claim
  • 2
    For witnesses who refuse to come to court
  • 18
    Let the security guards know you will be coming, in how many days
  • 19
    Visit courtroom and examine the room in advance
  • 20
    Obtain a copy of the jury list
  • 21
    Find out when you can get in to the building and into the courtroom.
  • 22
    Find out if someone will need to escort you
  • 23
    Find out if they have any special procedures during trial
  • 24
    Leave business card with courtroom bailoff, clerk, security guard etc.
  • 25
    Child's school box makes a nice trial box for tools and equipments
  • 26
    Phone numbers handy can be a lifesaver during trial
  • Two weeks before trial

  • 4
    Evidence Logs
  • 5
    Scene Diagrams
  • 6
    Video (witness statements, scene)
  • 7
    Photographs
  • 8
    Interview consents
  • 9
    Medical records consents
  • 10
    Financial records consents
  • Thirty Days Before Trial

  • 27
    Deposition exhibits
  • 28
    Begin a trial witness list.
  • 29
    Keep notes for items who are responsible for
  • Sixty Days Before Trial

  • 3
    Lab results
  • 11
    Review expert reports for accuracy in view of discovery evidence
  • 12
    Ensure that witness statements retain litigation privilege
  • 13
    Qualify your expert before trail
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