Many a trial lawyer has been stopped dead in their tracks by an unanticipated objection or given an opponent free reign to introduce improper evidence. Though the rules can be hard to grasp, mastering the big ones can make all the difference in your case. This program will show you how to apply the rules to get your evidence admitted (or keep theirs out). Learn when to object, how to introduce your evidence and handle objections of the opposing attorney. Register today!
Learn how to lay a proper foundation for different types of evidence.
Get hearsay statements into evidence by knowing how to apply the many exceptions.
Find out how to effectively authenticate and admit social media, email and text evidence.
Overcome key barriers to getting witness testimony admitted.
This course is part of the Trial & Evidence Essentials in Idaho series.
Continuing Legal Education ID CLE
- 2.00Approval Exp. 11/5/2023
This program may qualify for up to 2.0 hours of self-study continuing legal education credit in the state of Idaho, which may include 0.0 ethics credit. Application for self-study approval must be submitted to the Idaho State Bar.
J.D. SMITH is a veteran personal injury attorney at the Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC. Prior to and during law, school he worked as a claim's adjuster and underwriter. It was a natural transition for him to practice law in the personal injury area. Mr. Smith has tried 60 civil cases to verdict and completed more than 100 arbitrations. He is a former member of the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates and a former president of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Young Lawyers Division. Mr. Smith is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), currently serving as vice president of the Washington Chapter. He is also a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a regular instructor with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Mr. Smith has served on several boards, including the Washington State Association of Justice, and the King County Bar Foundation, Minority and Justice Commission. He completed six terms on the Loren Miller Bar Association Board of Directors (LMBA is the local affiliate of the National Bar Association). Mr. Smith obtained his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. TWU School of Law was acquired by Texas A&M.
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