Get Your Evidence Admitted and in Front of the Judge or Jury
Having a piece of evidence thrown out in court can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention detrimental to your case. Successfully entering evidence requires a strong grasp of the rules and a game plan for admission. Are you prepared? In this program, faculty will show you how to introduce your exhibits at trial and avoid getting tripped up by objections. Learn how to craft effective arguments for admissibility - register today!
Refresh your knowledge of the evidentiary rules and the steps for introducing your exhibits.
Learn how to lay a foundation for business records and enter them into evidence.
Anticipate and overcome admission hurdles for expert testimony.
Discover how to get social media posts, texts, emails and other ESI authenticated and admitted.
Use exceptions to get around the rule against hearsay.
Craft effective responses and defend against common objections raised by opposing counsel.
Rules and Procedures Governing Introduction and Exclusion of Evidence
Using Documentary Evidence
Expert Witness Testimony
Using Demonstrative Evidence to Bolster Your Case
Preparing and Introducing Social Media Posts, Texts, Emails and More
Objections: Arguing Relevance and Materiality
Using and Overcoming Hearsay Objections and Exceptions
Other Objections: When to Use Them, and How to Respond
JAN I. BERLAGE is a partner with Gohn Hankey & Berlage LLP. His practice focuses on general business litigation, ranging from commercial disputes to bankruptcy to intellectual property. Mr. Berlage has extensive experience in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings, including arguments before the Maryland Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits. He has secured major jury verdicts and large settlements for both businesses and individuals as well as successfully defended against multimillion dollar claims in both state and federal court. Prior to private practice, Mr. Berlage served as law clerk to the Honorable E. Stephen Derby, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. He has taught pretrial litigation practice at the University Of Maryland School of Law, served on the Board of Governors for the Maryland State Bar Association, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Maryland State Action Committee. Mr. Berlage is a fellow of both the American and Maryland State bar foundations, presents regularly at CLE courses, and has been the chair of numerous committees at both the national and state level. He earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Wesleyan University; his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as executive editor of The Journal of Law & Politics; and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
SEAN ANTONE HUNT is the owner of the Memphis boutique commercial defense law firm, The Hunt Law Firm, where the two-person law firm brings a unique team format to in-house counsel and business clients for their litigation needs. He practices in the areas of Section 1983 litigation, construction litigation, products liability, personal injury, workers' compensation and insurance defense. Recently, Mr. Hunt has become a Rule 31 trained mediator as well. He is a member of the American, Tennessee, Memphis, and National (Ben F. Jones Chapter) bar associations, the State Bar of Georgia and The Mississippi Bar. Mr. Hunt is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi. His firm provides defense for clients all over the state of Tennessee and parts of Mississippi and Georgia. He is currently the chair of the Memphis Bar Association's Technology Section, a member of the Memphis Bar Association's Communications Committee, where he writes the technology column and various other articles for the Memphis Lawyer Magazine. Mr. Hunt earned his B.S. degree, in civil engineering, from Tennessee State University and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.
DAVID M. POTTEIGER is a partner in the law firm of Walcheske & Luzi, LLC. Practicing since 2007, Mr. Potteiger has built his reputation as an impassioned and zealous advocate, which he displays in both his trial and appellate practice. He is a frequent author and speaker on litigation topics. Mr. Potteiger also acts as an attorney advisor, teaching trial advocacy skills to competition mock trial teams. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his J.D. degree from Golden Gate University School of Law.
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