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Brad Jenkins

Brad Jenkins, President and CEO of CloudNine Discovery, has over 20 years of experience leading customer focused companies in the litigation support arena. Brad has authored many articles on litigation support issues, and has spoken before national audiences on document management practices and solutions.

Doug Austin

Doug Austin, Professional Services Manager for CloudNine Discovery, has over 20 years experience providing legal technology consulting and technical project management services to numerous commercial and government clients. Doug has also authored several articles on eDiscovery best practices.

Jane Gennarelli

Jane Gennarelli is a principal of Magellan’s Law Corporation and has been assisting litigators in effectively handling discovery materials for over 30 years. She authored the company’s Best Practices in a Box™ content product and assists firms in applying technology to document handling tasks. She is a known expert and often does webinars and presentations for litigation support professionals around the country. Jane can be reached by email at [email protected]

Litigation 101 for eDiscovery Tech Professionals: Pop Quiz! (Part 2)

July 10, 2013

By Jane Gennarelli


How did you do on Part 1 of the Litigation 101 pop-quiz? Here’s Part 2.  We’ll post the answers tomorrow.  Note that each question includes a link back to a post where you’ll find the answer, but see how many you can answer on your own!

1.  Most trials in the US are trials by jury.  The other type of trial is called what?

A. Judge trial

B. Bench trial

C. Panel trial

D. Counsel trial


2.  Voir Dire is part of what process?

A. Jury selection

B. Screening expert witnesses

C. Identifying co-counsel

D. Pre-trial hearing


3.  The trial starts with opening statements.  Who goes first?

A. The judge

B. The defendant

C. The court clerk

D. The plaintiff


4.  What cannot be introduced in opening statements?

A. Evidence

B. Exhibits

C. Witnesses

D. All of the above


5.  A witness who has direct knowledge of the facts in the case is what kind of witness?

A. An expert witness

B. A fact witness

C. An issue witness

D. A character witness


6.  During trial, after a witness is questioned by the party that called him/her to the stand, opposing counsel has the opportunity to question the witness.  What kind of examination is this?

A. Direct examination

B. Counsel examination

C. Cross examination

D. Second examination


7.  Which of the following is not likely to be a proper objection?

A. Counsel didn’t know the question would be asked

B. Irrelevant

C. Privileged

D. The witness isn’t qualified to answer


8.  Objections are important because they preserve the issue for what?

A. Arbitration

B. Mediation

C. A second trial

D. Appeal


9.  Which of the following is a leading question?

A. Mr. Smith, why did you kill Mr. Jones?

B. Mr. Smith, didn’t you kill Mr. Jones in self-defense?

C. Mr. Smith, did you know that Mr. Jones would be at his home?

D. Mr. Smith, did you speak with Mr. Jones before you killed him?


10. After each party presents its case, each party presents what?

A. A Summary Judgment Submission

B. An Exhibit Summary Pleading

C. A closing statement

D. A summary of deposition testimony


11. Who provides instructions to the jury before deliberation?

A. The judge

B. Plaintiff’s counsel

C. Defendant’s counsel

D. The bailiff


12.  What is a jury that cannot reach a verdict called?

A. An undecided jury

B. A suspended jury

C. A no-verdict jury

D. A hung jury


13. Which of the following is a valid reason to appeal?

A. The jury reached the wrong verdict

B. A procedural error was made in the trial

C. Counsel forgot to introduce an exhibit

D. Counsel wants to introduce a different expert witness


14.  Arbitration and mediation are forms of what?

A. Appellate Court proceedings

B. Jury Deliberation techniques

C. Alternative Dispute Resolution

D. Sentencing protocols


15.  A lawsuit filed by one or more individuals on behalf of a group of members who have a common grievance is called what?

A. A Common Issue Lawsuit

B. A Class Action Lawsuit

C. A Multi-Defendant Lawsuit

D. A Multi-Plaintiff Lawsuit


16.  The biggest Multi-district Litigation on record deals with what?

A. Pharmaceuticals

B. Automobile Product Liability

C. Physician Malpractice

D. Asbestos


As always, please let us know if you have questions or comments, or if there are specific topics you’d like to see covered.

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