Tom Mauet uses his vast experience as a trial lawyer, law professor and judge to help you organize evidence in the way it should be - from the judge's perspective. Mauet frames his presentation by using the "3R's": Is it relevant? Is it reliable? Is it right? This comprehensive and entertaining program is enhanced by a continuous visual presentation and a detailed evidence manual. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an experienced litigator, judge, professor and best-selling author - and a compelling CLE instructor!
This will be your indispensable guide to succeeding at trial
- First steps - what to do as soon as evidence problem arises
- Making objections that persuade the judge
- Establishing proper foundations for witnesses and exhibits
- 9 steps of expert testimony admissibility
- Understanding the hearsay/non-hearsay dichotomy
- 7 impeachment methods and rehabilitation
Is It Relevant?
- General relevance
- Special relevance
- Character traits
- Other acts
- Policy exclusions
- Privileges exclusions
Is It Reliable?
- Hearsay and non-hearsay
- Hearsay exceptions
- Exceptions - statements
- Exceptions - spontaneous statements
- Exceptions - records
Tom's Top 10 Ethical Violations
Is It Right?
- Witness competency
- Direct examination
- Experts - 9 steps
- Impeachment - 7 methods
- Exhibits - 7 groups
- Original documents rule
- Judicial notice
Recorded during a live webcast in April 2018.