Social Media, Text Messages, Zoom, Hearsay, Daubert, and More
Novel sources and types of electronic evidence are coming out each year. New rules and rulings are changing the boundaries of what's admissible (and how to prove it). And the rule against hearsay and other tricky rules continue to pose challenges for attorneys. This program will show you how seasoned trial attorneys are tackling the thorniest evidence problems today. Don't miss this chance to sharpen your evidence and trial skills - register today!
Learn the most effective ways to prove the authenticity of social media posts, text messages, and other ESI.
Discover how to deal with remote testimony, zoom evidence, and other COVID-era issues.
Get tips for expertly applying the rule against hearsay and its myriad exceptions.
Take a pulse on how courts are ruling on key admissibility issues right now.
Hear secrets to help you take control of unruly witnesses during cross-examination.
Set the stage for a successful appeal with insights on preserving error regarding evidentiary rulings.
Authenticating Social Media Posts, Text Messages, Apps, and More
Remote Testimony, Zoom Evidence, AI, and More: Evidence Issues 2022
Cleverly Applying Hearsay Objections and Exceptions
Evolving Boundaries of Admissibility: Recurring Issues and New Rulings
Tackling Evidence of Character, Habit, Similar Acts in Civil and Criminal Cases
Expert Admissibility, Daubert Pitfalls, and Cross-Examination Insights
Cross-Examining Difficult, Hostile, and Adverse Witnesses
The Art of Preserving Evidentiary Error for Appellate Review
JAMES W. BALMER is a founding partner of Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Balmer, where he has represented thousands of people in all kinds of litigation, including jury trials, workers' compensation trials and hearings, Social Security disability hearings, and appeals in those areas. He has handled wrongful death, car crash, slip-and-fall, worksite injuries, defective product claims, dog attack, liquor liability claims, and other kinds of bodily injury matters; as well as insurance coverage disputes, defamation claims, probate, and trust disputes. Mr. Balmer is admitted to practice before all Minnesota and Wisconsin courts, both state and federal, and has tried cases throughout both states. He has argued cases before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in St. Louis. Mr. Balmer has been selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer annually beginning in 1998. He has been certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Mr. Balmer has been honored as an advocate by the American Board of Trial Advocacy. He earned both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota.
KIMBERLY JONES PENEPACKER is a partner with Aulsbrook Law Firm, PLLC, where she is a civil litigator practicing in the areas of personal injury, civil litigation, premises liability, and wrongful death. Ms. Jones Penepacker is admitted to practice in Texas and before the Fifth Circuit Court of the United States, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice, Texas Young Lawyers Association; Wise, Jack, and Montague County Women's Bar Association; Dallas Trial Lawyers Association; and Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Jones Penepacker earned her B.A. degree form Baylor University and her J.D. degree from Baylor University School of Law.
DANIEL R. SHULMAN is a trial lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who has been trying cases for the past 50 years. Mr. Shulman is now a trial attorney with the Minnesota ACLU. He has been chief counsel in antitrust and other complex commercial litigation involving major industries in a variety of cases ranging from data storage, media, food, oil and gasoline, airlines, consumer electronics, medical electronics, health care, thoroughbred horses, and many other areas. Mr. Shulman has also been counsel in trademark and patent infringement actions, and he has an active pro bono civil rights practice. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society; and the Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Hennepin County Bar Association. Mr. Shulman earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Harvard University; his master's degree from Yale University; and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He has twice been named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year.
JAMES M. SUSAG is a shareholder with Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, Ltd., in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since 1995, his commercial and real estate litigation trial practice has focused on franchise; dealer and contract disputes; and real estate, construction, and land use. He has extensive first chair litigation experience representing clients in numerous jury and court trials, domestic and international arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and appeals. Mr. Susag is a member of the Minnesota State, Hennepin County, and Ramsey County bar associations; the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising; and the International Franchise Association. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th, 4th, and 8th circuits. Mr. Susag earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas; and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law.
STEVEN B. VINICK is of counsel with the law firm of Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll, P.C., and practices in the areas of personal injury law, medical malpractice, criminal defense, and general civil litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. He is the treasurer of the Montgomery County Bar Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Prince George’s County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association, and the Maryland Association of Justice. Mr. Vinick was the Maryland Association of Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2011. He earned his B.A. degree, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
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