Deputy Clerks are responsible for the security and custody of all exhibits
once they are marked into evidence. Any marked exhibit must be returned
to the clerk after a witness has completed testimony about the exhibit.
Exhibits that are marked, but not offered, will not be returned to counsel
without an order withdrawing exhibit.
Exhibits are numbered sequentially, in the order they are received, regardless
of the proposing party (i.e. States 1, States 2, States
3, Defendants 4 [Not Defendants 1]). Each exhibit will be
If you are planning on using a notebook for your evidence presented at
trial, please coordinate with the trial clerk and opposing counsel to
obtain the appropriate exhibit numbers (i.e. Plaintiff may be preassigned
exhibit numbers 1-200, and Defendant 201-400.) If exhibits will be preassigned,
please create an index of your evidence and email the list to the trial
clerk. The trial clerk will prepare the official exhibit list with all
of the trial exhibits. The index you provide is purely for reference.
or Destruction of Exhibits
At the time of trial, you will be asked to complete and sign a Stipulation
and Order for Return/Destruction of Exhibits. The order will indicate
whether you want to retrieve or destroy your trial exhibits and will not
take effect until 45 days after the Judgment, Order or Decree is filed,
or Mandate is received.