STEVE EASTON’S CRASH COURSE IN EVIDENCE AND CROSS-EXAMINATION
Live Webcast Seminar
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MEMBER PRICE
$245.00
STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

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Friday, March 19, 2021

9:00 AM - 4:05 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
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Steve Easton’s Crash Course in Evidence and Cross-Examination

A Contemporary Update of Irving Younger's Classic Lessons


Steve Easton brings to life Professor Irving Younger’s classic presentations on evidence law and cross-examination. 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 and advice gained from real-world experience in real trials. 

Learn how to:
  • Admit the proof you need
  • Keep out improper material
  • Discredit a witness
  • And much more!

Easton puts his years of courtroom and classroom experience at your fingertips. From evidence fundamentals to mastering cross-examination, learn what you need to do to get the result you want!


About Steve Easton

Steve Easton currently serves as President of his alma mater, Dickinson State University. Has has 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 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.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
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9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
The Fundamentals of Evidence

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.
Evidence at Trial

The Law of Witnesses (continued)

  • Exceptions to the Prohibition of Leading Questions 
  • Rules Regarding the Witness Who Freezes on the Stand
  • Expert Testimony – Hypotheticals; Basis of Expert Opinions; How to Pay the Expert


12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
The Fundamentals of Cross-Examination

Preliminary Thoughts About Cross-Examination

  • Terminology
  • The Three Types of Cross-Examination
  • Required Elements for Successful Cross-Examination

Evidence Law Regarding Impeaching and Accrediting

  • The Law of Impeachment: What You Can Ask About in Cross – Competence factors; Special modes of discrediting; Reputation for veracity
  • The Law of Accrediting: What You Can Do to Rebuild Credibility


2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
BREAK


2:15 – 4:05 p.m.
Mastering Cross-Examination

Irving Younger’s “10 Commandments of Cross-Examination” (with a few additional suggestions)

  • Be Brief: Don’t Just Tell Them — Show Them!
  • Ask Short Questions Using Plain Words: Get One Fact Per Question
  • Ask Leading Questions: Write Questions that Must Be Answered “Yes”
  • Plus 7 more!

LIVE WEBCAST
Friday, March 19, 2021
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REPLAYS
There are no replays.

$245 MSBA members / $245 paralegals / $295 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.

MEMBER PRICE
$245.00
STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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