United States: National Business Institute – Ultimate Guide To Evidence Seminar
Last Updated: May 25 2017

Date: June 15, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Program Description

Apply the Rules, Keep Their Evidence Out, Get Yours in and Use it to Win Your Case

Learn how to get your evidence admitted and keep theirs out in this comprehensive, two-day program! Our seasoned faculty will delve into hearsay and other key evidence rules, then teach you how to lay a foundation and get social media, business records and other exhibits into evidence. They will also explore methods for excluding unfavorable evidence and show you how to use and present your evidence to the greatest effect. Don't miss this opportunity for real-world evidence applications and insights – register today!

  • Catch up with the latest evidence rule changes and case law.
  • Understand the hearsay rule and delve into its myriad exceptions.
  • Weigh probative value against prejudicial effect and assess the admissibility of propensity evidence.
  • Identify when expert testimony is vs. is not required and admissible vs. inadmissible.
  • Observe how to lay a foundation for business records, medical records and other types of exhibits.
  • Know what to look for, where to find it and what to do with social media, texts, email and more.
  • Learn how to authenticate social media, text messages and other electronic evidence.
  • Find out when/how to use and oppose motions in limine.
  • Examine when and how to raise objections during depositions or trial.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.

Course Content

Day 1

  1. Evidence Rules: Overview and Updates
  2. Relevance: Applying the Rule and its Exceptions
  3. Introducing Evidence: How to Lay a Foundation, Authenticate and Get it Admitted
  4. Experts: Using Testimony, Reports and Scientific Evidence
  5. Hearsay: What it is and Exceptions to the Rule
  6. Objections: When and How Make Them

Day 2

  1. Motions: Using Them to Exclude Evidence
  2. Evidence Mistakes to Avoid
  3. Social Media, Email, Texts and Video: What to Look for, Where to Find it and What to do with It
  4. Authenticating Social Media, Emails, Etc. and Getting Them Admitted
  5. Using Evidence to Prove Your Case
  6. Legal Ethics of Evidence

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 12.00 *

* denotes specialty credits

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