In a court hearing on a motion, what foundation is necessary to introduce a certified copy of a government document such as a certified copy of a county tax assessor's property tax record? If I state that I obtained the record personally and that it is a true and correct copy of the public record, should that be legally sufficient to enter the document right then and there?
In some instances, you might be able to ask the judge to take judicial notice:
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As a certified public record it may be sef-authenticating.
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