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Dines’ Exhibits Hints
Tests made to produce the exhibit must be done under the same or at least under very similar conditions in which the event occurred.
Do not over do the making of a demonstrative exhibit by, for example making it over dramatic.
An excellent exhibit is one that is self-explanatory. Standing by itself, it should tell a story, prove a point, or substantiate an opinion. It should leave an indelible impression with the jury after the evidence is removed.
Make sure you assign your own in-house number to each exhibit. This number should be placed on the back of the exhibit. Once accepted, the court will assign its own exhibit number as well.