Attorney-at-Law

RULE OF COMPLETENESS

In Uncategorized on 07/06/2017 at 15:34

I remember with gratitude the enthralling lectures in trial tactics and evidence from James Wilson (“Hey, Bald Guy!”) McElhany, Esq., wherein the Bald Guy (and brilliant trial tactician) dissected the famous response “(T)he document speaks for itself” when counsel tried to read into the record a portion of a document already in evidence.

Sometimes that would shut counsel up. But not the Bald Guy.

No, said Prof McElhaney, the correct riposte is: ”Rule of Completeness; you read what you want into the record, and then I’ll read enough of the rest to put in context what y’all have cherrypicked.”

So here is the finale of Karen Spenningsby, Docket No. 13699-19, filed 7/6/17. For completeness.

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