Trial Evidence: Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom | Professional Education Group

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Trial Evidence

Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom

Thomas A. Mauet

Examine evidence from the most important point of view — the judge’s. And share a refreshing day upgrading your working knowledge and understanding of evidence with the most popular and published expert in this fast-changing field.

In this dynamic, practical, practice-based program Tom Mauet uses his vast experiences 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 3Rs:

  • Is it RELEVANT ?
  • Is it RELIABLE ?
  • Is it RIGHT ?

He focuses on potential problem areas — raising and making persuasive objections — and highlights his points with memorable flow charts and examples.

This highly-acclaimed, comprehensive, entertaining program is enhanced by a continuous visual presentation and a detailed evidence manual. You will find useful checklists for immediate implementation into your practice.

  • Master the seven methods of impeachment;
  • Define the original documents rule and utilize character traits to your benefit; and
  • Revisit the law of evidence in a way that will help you win the evidentiary wars before, during and after trial.

The program will include an analysis of the new FRE 502, which became law on September 19, 2008 (Public Law 110-332), and the impact of the new rule on

  • subject matter waiver
  • inadvertant waivers made during the discovery process, and
  • the effect of federal court orders on other federal and state court proceedings.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from a successfully experienced litigator, judge, professor and best-selling author — and compelling CLE instructor!

Program Outline & Schedule (6 hours)

[Part I: 90 minutes]

Is it Relevant?

  • General relevance
  • Special relevance
  • Character traits
  • Other acts

[15 minute break]

[Part II: 90 minutes]

  • Habit
  • Policy exclusions
  • Privileges exclusions

Is it Reliable?

  • Hearsay and non-hearsay
  • Hearsay exceptions

[Lunch]

[Part III: 90 minutes]

  • Exceptions — statements
  • Exceptions — spontaneous statements
  • Exceptions — records

Is it Right?

  • Witness competency
  • Direct examination
  • Experts — 9 steps
  • Cross-examination

[15 minute break]

[Part IV: 90 minutes]

  • Impeachment — 7 methods
  • Rehabilitation
  • Exhibits — 7 groups
  • Original documents rule
  • Judicial notice

[Adjourn]

Unconditional Guarantee
If you are not convinced that your understanding of the course topic has
improved after completion of any
 P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.