This seminar is designed for attorneys who wish to develop or sharpen their skills in handling evidentiary issues.
When you are in a trial, how the evidence is presented can make the difference between a guilty or not guilty verdict. There are several state and Federal rules that must be adhered to so that your evidence counts.
This seminar is designed to offer practical and useful suggestions to civil and criminal litigators concerning the rules of evidence.
Topics to be discussed will include:
• An Explanation Of Evidence
• Impeachment Under State And Federal Rules Of Evidence
• Experts And Their Testimony
• Character Evidence
• Cross Examination
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. What Is Evidence
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
II. Impeachment Under Federal And State Rules Of Evidence
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
III. Experts And Their Testimony
B. Rules Framework
1. Rule 701 – Opinion Testimony By Lay Witnesses
2. Rule 702
3. Rule 703 – Bases Of Opinion
4. Rule 704
5. Rule 705
6. Other Rules
C. Preparing To Use Or Abuse One
1. Practical Issues – Before Using Or Crossing Them
2. Procedural Issues
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
IV. Character Evidence
A. Overview Of Rules Applicable To The Presentation Character Evidence
B. Effective Use Of Character Evidence At Trial
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. Cross Examination
A. Cross Examination Of Opponent’s Witnesses
B. Preparing Your Witness For Cross Examination
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers