There’s a certain excitement as a trial lawyer when your witness is on the stand, effectively using an exhibit to lay out your case.  You can see the jury leaning in, the judge looking over, and know that they are fully engaged.

            The problem is that the courtroom magic doesn’t always translate into a cold appellate record.  Take this example, where a plaintiff explained to the jury where a particular incident happened in a boundary dispute:
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