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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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How to Get Facts Considered by the Court

The court doesn’t just let any piece of information float in for use as evidence. The party proffering the information or item as evidence must show that it meets the following two main requirements before it can be considered:
• The evidence is relevant to the proceedings.
• The evidence is reliable. This is done by “laying a foundation.”
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DEFINITION
Proffering is producing and offering something to the court, like a piece of evidence or a motion.

Relevance

It’s not enough that information can help to prove or disprove a fact. The fact that the information is intended to prove or disprove has to ...

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