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8642

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Fee:

$245

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Fee:

$265

National Speaker Series
TRIAL EVIDENCE - ARTISTRY & ADVOCACY IN THE COURTROOM

FRIDAY  •  SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

State Bar of Georgia Conference Center
104 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 6 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsor:
General Practice and Trial Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

About the Seminar:
Thomas A. Mauet is one of this generation’s most influential writers in the field of litigation, contributing 37 editions of eight best-selling books to the legacy of litigation training in the United States and abroad. He is the Milton O. Riepe professor of law and director of Trial Advocacy at the University of Arizona College of Law in Tucson.

Mauet’s extensive teaching and writing background is thoughtfully balanced by years of courtroom experience as an Illinois state’s attorney, as a U.S. attorney, and in private practice. He has also served as a judge pro tempore of the Superior Court of Pima County, Arizona.

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

7:45

Registration
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

MORNING SESSIONS
8:30

Is it Relevant?

  • General relevance
  • Special relevance
  • Character traits
  • Other acts
10:00
BREAK
10:15

Is it relevant? (Continued)

  • Habit
  • Policy Exclusions
  • Privileges Exclusions

Is it Reliable?

  • Hearsay and Non-hearsay
  • Hearsay Exceptions
11:45

LUNCHEON (Included in registration fee)

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
12:15

Is it reliable? (Continued)

  • Exceptions—Statements
  • Exceptions— Spontaneous Statements
  • Exceptions—Records

Is it Right?

  • Witness Competency
  • Direct Examination
  • Experts—9 Steps
  • Cross-Examination
1:45
break
2:00

Is it right? (Continued)

  • Impeachment—7 Methods
  • Rehabilitation
  • Exhibits—7 Groups
  • Original Documents Rule
  • Judicial Notice
3:30
ADJOURN