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Friday, June 18, 2021
8:55 AM - 4:30 PM
LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
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Update your evidence skills to adapt to the rapidly changing world of remote trials and hearings!
After the conclusion of the seminar, all attendees will be sent a free hard copy of the new 3rd edition of the Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook – a comprehensive resource on evidentiary concepts that belongs on the desk of every Minnesota attorney seeking to have evidence admitted at trial!
8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Evidence by Zoom: Strategies for Handling Evidence in Remote Hearings
Update your evidence skills to adapt to the new reality of Zoom hearings. What rules of evidence govern Zoom hearings? How will you get your evidence in and keep out the other sides’ evidence? What are the risks of handling and opposing evidence in a Zoom hearing? This panel of district court judges will offer their perspective on evidence issues in the rapidly changing world of remote trials and hearings.
– Judge Edward T. Wahl; Fourth Judicial District Court
– Judge Thomas A. Gilligan; Second Judicial District Court
– Judge Laurie J. Miller; Fourth Judicial District Court
– Judge David L. Piper; Fourth Judicial District Court
– Judge Jacqueline M. Regis; Fourth Judicial District Court
– Judge Kristin Siegesmund; Fourth Judicial District Court
10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Evidentiary Error on Appeal
Judge Bratvold will cover how to preserve error for appellate review and how the appellate court is likely to review evidentiary error on appeal. Judge Bratvold will specifically discuss limited admissibility and the rule of completeness.
– Judge Diane B. Bratvold; Minnesota Court of Appeals
11:10 – 11:20 a.m.
11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Judicial Notice and Presumptions: A Roadmap for Practitioners
Judicial notice and presumptions are evidentiary substitutes promoting efficient trials and judicial economy. This presentation will provide a roadmap for practitioners to utilize these evidentiary substitutes offensively, not only to ease the burden of presenting evidence of wellknown facts, but also to persuasively support their positions at trial.
– Brandie Morgenroth; Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
– Scott M. Rusert; Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
12:10 – 12:40 p.m.
12:40 – 1:40 p.m.
New Exception to the Rule Against Hearsay: Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
This session will inform practitioners about Rule 804(b)(6), the newest addition to the Minnesota hearsay rules promulgated since the last Deskbook update. The presentation will explain the historical roots behind the rule (including a U.S. Supreme Court reversal of a Minnesota Supreme Court case), survey how the rule has been applied in Minnesota and surrounding jurisdictions with similar doctrines in the past few years, and offer insights about how the rule may be used in both criminal and civil litigation in the future.
– Thomas H. Boyd; Winthrop & Weinstine PA
– Kyle R. Kroll; Winthrop & Weinstine PA
1:40 – 1:50 p.m.
1:50 – 2:40 p.m.
Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule When the Availability of the Declarant Is Immaterial
This presentation will review each of the many exceptions to the hearsay rule when the availability of the declarant to testify at trial is immaterial (Minn. R. Evid. 803). Learn the basic rationale underlying those exceptions, how to lay the necessary foundation, and how to respond to possible objections. Selected case law also will be addressed.
– Annamarie A. Daley; Jones Day
2:40 – 2:50 p.m.
2:50 – 3:40 p.m.
The Evolving Standards Governing the Admissibility of Expert Witness Testimony
This session will discuss the evolving standards by which federal courts in the Eighth Circuit interpret Federal Rule of Evidence 702 and the doctrine of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals. Legal guidelines, practical pointers, and strategic considerations will also be shared.
– Christin Jaye Eaton; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
– Joseph Winebrenner; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
3:40 – 3:45 p.m.
3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
How to Obtain and Use Social Media Evidence at Trial
This session will discuss how to obtain and use social media evidence at trial, including discovery requests and ethical considerations for investigating social media accounts. The session will also focus on rules of evidence that often come into play when dealing with social media.
– Jevon Bindman; Maslon LLP
– Peter Doely; Maslon LLP
Friday, June 18, 2021
There are no replays.
$245 MSBA members / $245 paralegals / $295 standard rate
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Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.25 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.25 credits.