For decades, aircraft pilots have been using preflight and approach-to-landing checklists rather than relying on their memory to ensure that everything has been done in its proper sequence. The use of this tool gives pilots the ability to fly their aircrafts safely and according to an established procedure. Similarly, most trial attorneys employ witness checklists during the in-court examination of their witnesses to ensure that all of the witnesses' evidence has been fully presented and their exhibits have been properly marked and received in evidence. It is the intent of this presentation to suggest the use of another evidentiary checklist for attorneys: a forensic evidence admissibility checklist.
Raum, Bernard A.
"A Short Primer on the Admissibility of Forensic Science Evidence in Tennessee: A Checklist,"
Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy:
2, Article 4.
Available at: http://trace.tennessee.edu/tjlp/vol6/iss2/4