NOTICE TO COUNSEL
INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THE PRE-MARKING OF EXHIBITS
The Court requires each party to obtain from the Clerk, in advance of trial, tags for pre-marking and identification of each exhibit proposed to be offered in evidence, or otherwise tendered to any witness during trial. To assist you in this regard, copies of the Court-approved Exhibit and Witness List and party-specific Exhibit Tags are provided for your use. The case number and style should be appropriately inserted on these forms, which may then be reproduced on your office copier on such quantities as required.
Prior to pre-marking exhibits, counsel should select the appropriate "party specific" tag from the attachments. these tags are designed to assist counsel and the Court in the management and control of exhibits throughout the trial.
Counsel should consecutively number each exhibit tag and staple the exhibit tag to the upper left corner of each exhibit. Thereafter, counsel should prepare the Exhibit list, indicating at the top of each page of the List which party the List is prepared for; i.e., "Plaintiff", "Defendant", "Government". Indicate the exhibit number in the appropriate column of the List and provide a description of each exhibit (and sub-exhibit) that will be sufficient to identify the exhibit throughout the trial.
Counsel are required to furnish copies of their Exhibit List to all other counsel at the commencement of trial.
NOTE: These instructions are purposely general in nature and are intended to supplement the Local Rules and any other instructions issued by the trial judge. Accordingly, counsel are responsible for ensuring that any additional requirements established by the individual trial judge are also met.
JOHN E. TRIPLETT, CLERK OF COURT