Trial Evidence Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom

Length: 7 hours

In partnership with the Professional Education Group presents
Trial Evidence Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom
featuring Professor Thomas A. Mauet
Thursday, July 17, 2014 • 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
*Nebraska MCLE Activity #94401. 6 CLE hours.


Trial Evidence Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom
Program Highlights

• First steps — what to do as soon as an
evidence problem arises.

• The three Rs approach to evidence.

• Making objections that persuade the judge.

• Establishing proper foundations for witnesses and exhibits.

• Nine steps of expert testimony admissibility.

• Understanding the hearsay / non-hearsaydichotomy.

• Seven impeachment methods and rehabilitation.

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

8:30 am   Is it Relevant?
General relevance; Special relevance;
Character traits; Other acts

10:00 am   Break

10:15 am    Is it Relevant? (continued)
Habit; Policy exclusions; Privileges exclusions
Is it Reliable? Hearsay and non-hearsay; Hearsay exceptions

11:45 am Lunch (included with your registration)

1:00 pm   Is it Reliable? (continued)
Exceptions - statements; Exceptions - spontaneous
statements; Exceptions - records Is it Right? Witness
competency; Direct examination; Experts - 9 steps;

2:30 pm   Break

2:45 pm   Is it Right? (continued)
Impeachment — seven methods; Rehabilitation; Exhibits -
seven groups; Original documents rule; Judicial notice

4:15 pm A  djourn

Produced By:

Nebraska State Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Trial Evidence Slides
  • Trial Evidence Course Manual
  • Trial Evidence NE Cover