About

About Lynn Schmidt Walters:

I am a freelance attorney and the founder/main contributor at Minnesota Trial Evidence. As a former litigation associate and judicial law clerk, I have researched and written about many legal issues.  The topics I have always found most interesting relate to the evidence that can be considered in a particular proceeding.  In fact, my interest in law initially stemmed from intrigue about the rules related to admission of evidence.  From my early exposure to news coverage of evidentiary issues, to my law school evidence class, to my experience in practice, this is the area that just “clicks” for me.

I have practiced in a law firm setting, and I know the many responsibilities that compete for a trial attorney’s time and attention.  I know that it can be difficult to find the time to keep up with new rulings on evidentiary issues, and that often it is necessary for attorneys to brush up on this area of law just prior to trial or when writing a particular motion.  While it is possible to anticipate some of the evidentiary issues that may arise in a given trial, other issues have a way of popping up without much warning. Because I wanted a place to examine and write about new evidentiary issues, and because I wanted to create a way for other attorneys to more easily learn about developments in evidence law in order to be ready for unexpected issues at trial, I have created this blog to analyze the rules of evidence used in Minnesota courts and to discuss case law developments related to those rules.  My goal for this site is to provide thought-provoking content in a well-organized manner, offering trial attorneys an efficient way to stay informed about changes in the rules of evidence and corresponding case law.

For more about this site, please read the Introduction.

DISCLAIMER:  The content of this site is not intended as legal advice.  This site is for educational and informational purposes only. Legal information changes quickly, and the author of this site makes no guarantees that the information presented remains valid law at any given time. Use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship or any contractual relationship with the contributor(s).