Landis Rath & Cobb partner Jim Green served as a co-author on the recently released second edition of the Quick Evidence Handbook, published by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).
The Quick Evidence Handbook is a practical and highly accessible primer on the mechanics of admitting (or excluding) evidence in bankruptcy cases. ABI notes that the book is “especially valuable for new and young practitioners because it spells out what counsel needs to say to get documents admitted, experts qualified and witness testimony into the record.” The text covers an overview of the types of evidence (direct, cross-examination, documents, experts and motions in limine) with illustrations on how to get documents and testimony into the record. Also treated are the basics of the hearsay rules that most frequently occur in bankruptcy litigation.
Jim was one of a team of contributing authors from the ABI’s Litigation Committee. He also participated in a companion ABI Webinar, Presenting Evidence in Bankruptcy Court: Tips and Best Practices, on June 14th, with co-authors Todd Bartels of Polsinelli in Kansas City, MO, and Isley Gostin of WilmerHale in Washington, DC. They discussed best practices and inside tips for gathering and presenting evidence in bankruptcy court, and explored common evidentiary issues encountered in a bankruptcy case and offered practical information for how to navigate those issues in a hearing or at trial.