EVIDENCE FOR TRIAL LAWYERS
In-Person Live Seminar
ITEM #:  1030802001   |   EVENT CODE:  281899    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
STANDARD PRICE
$335.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

MINNEAPOLIS

Thursday, January 9, 2020

8:55 AM - 4:30 PM   |   Check-In:  8:30 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Evidence for Trial Lawyers

A Contemporary Update of Irving Younger's Classic Presentation

Put award-winning presenter Steve Easton’s practical knowledge to work for you and your clients.
In this program, Steve Easton puts his years of courtroom and classroom experience at your fingertips. Leveraging compelling video footage of Irving Younger’s classic evidence law presentation, Easton expertly combines classic and contemporary approaches to the evidence rules. He bridges the gap between theory and practice. He provides energetic and entertaining commentary, practice pointers, and advice gained from experience, using real-world examples that show you what to do and how to do it. From evidence fundamentals to cutting-edge developments, learn what you need to do to get the result you want!

Learn how to:

  • Admit the proof you need
  • Keep out improper material
  • Advocate within the rules
  • And much more!

What attendees say:

  • Clean, concrete examples, nicely done. Nice use of Younger’s cut-aways.
  • Very clear and answered all questions posed. Great refresher course.
  • This is a fantastic CLE; keep doing it.

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
The 3 Categories of Evidence Law

  • Relevance
  • Materiality
  • Competence

The 4 Categories of Evidence

  • Real Evidence
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • Documentary Evidence
  • Viva Voce Evidence (Testimony)

The Law of Witnesses

  • Competence of Fact Witnesses
  • The Prohibition of Leading Questions in Direct Examination

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
BREAK

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Law of Witnesses (continued)

  • Exceptions to the Prohibition of Leading Questions
  • Rules Regarding the Witness Who Freezes on the Stand

The Best Evidence Rule, Authentication & The [Non] Opinion Rule

  • When the Best Evidence Rule Applies
  • Best Evidence Rule Exception
  • Authentication Problems
  • The Impossibility of Avoiding Opinion for Expert and Lay Witnesses
  • Four Common Permissible Lay Opinions


12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)


1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Expert Testimony

  • Hypotheticals
  • Basis of Expert Opinions
  • How to Pay the Expert

Cross-Examination and Impeachment

  • Witness Credibility
  • 9 Methods of Impeachment


2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
BREAK


3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Character Evidence

  • Propensity Ban
  • The Rule in Smith’s Case
  • The Real Burden of Proof

Hearsay

  • The Rule Against Hearsay
  • Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay


Presented by Steve Easton
Steve Easton served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota and was a partner in the firm of Pearce & Durick. He is a former dean and current professor at the University of Wyoming College of Law. The author of three essential guidebooks for attorneys, he is a trial lawyer and award-winning teacher who teaches lawyers how to try cases. Steve Easton is a faculty member of The Professional Education Group.

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
There are no replays.

$275 MSBA members / $275 paralegals / $335 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

Minnesota CLE also has applied to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 6.0 civil trial specialist credits and for 6.0 criminal law specialist credits.

STANDARD PRICE
$335.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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