Exhibits should be disclosed and marked prior to hearing.
Parties and counsel should explore all settlement options before trial. Settlement avoids all of the risks inherent in litigation (the risk of a defendant having a judgment entered against them, or the risk that a plaintiff will fail to meet the burden of proof and therefore recover nothing) and it puts the resolution of the dispute in the hands of the parties.
Any document accepted as evidence will be kept with the court file. Therefore any party wishing to submit any document into evidence should bring the original, a copy to keep for themselves, and a copy for each other party in the case so they can review what is being submitted.