The Value of an Exhibit Key
I use exhibit keys for depositions, arbitrations and trials. I categorize exhibits by reference to their number, date, description, and subject matter or case issue. The subjects and issues enable me to locate quickly the specific exhibit I need on the fly. Quickly finding the right exhibit you need is invaluable for sequencing questions, impeaching witnesses or refreshing their testimony. Having your exhibits organized in this way saves time, eliminates delays, and shows your level of preparedness. With an exhibit key you should not lose another opportunity to follow up with a question or to impeach a witness because you cannot recall or find the exhibit you need. Click here to see an example of an exhibit key that I use.