What Type of “Statement” May Be Used for Impeachment at Trial?

February 17th, 2015

When a witness testifies at trial, the other side may try to impeach his or her credibility with a statement made before trial that was inconsistent with the testimony.  But sometimes there is confusion on what type of “statement” a jury may see or hear for this limited purpose.  Let’s say a police officer writes […]

New MA Law Allows Attorney-Led Voir Dire

January 21st, 2015

Lawyers in Massachusetts courts may now, for the first time, question prospective jurors before selecting a jury in civil and criminal trials. This groundbreaking change in law will help ensure fair jury trials. Massachusetts recently changed its voir dire practice – the process at the beginning of a trial by which the jury pool answers […]

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