Avoid These Embarrassing and Case-Damaging Mistakes
The rules of evidence are notoriously convoluted, intimidating, and sometimes misapplied by even the most experienced trial attorneys. Is your awareness enough to avoid and overcome the biggest mistakes and obstacles? Join our seasoned faculty and traverse the maze of evidence rules and issues that cause the most grief in and outside of the courtroom. Don't make these mistakes - register today!
Review collection traps that will leave you with unusable evidence - or worse.
Uncover preservation pitfalls that will jeopardize admissibility or possibly even result in sanctions.
Reveal the most overlooked opportunities for objections.
Learn how to lay a proper foundation for documents, text messages, social media, and more.
Delve deeper into the problematic hearsay rule and its many exceptions.
Anticipate the weak points in lay and expert witness testimony.
Collecting Evidence - Top Traps
Preservation Pitfalls and Spoliation of Evidence
Oversights in Reviewing and Producing Evidence
Admissibility of Evidence Oversights
Most-Commonly Misapplied and Missed Objections
Failure to Authenticate Documents, Emails, Text Messages, Social Media, and More
The Hearsay Exclusionary Rule, Objections, and Exceptions
Demystifying Character Evidence and Other "Tricky" Rules
Attorney Mistakes With Lay and Expert Witness Testimony and Reports
Jason W Palmer is an attorney with the law firm of Faruki PLL, where he has experience litigating cases in both state and federal courts, on matters including consumer protection statutes, advertising law, class action defense, breach of contract, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, alternative dispute resolution, distributor disputes, and labor and employment matters. Mr. Palmer also advises corporate clients in an outside general counsel capacity on contract negotiation and drafting, regulatory compliance, and other day-to-day business matters. He earned dual degrees in journalism and Spanish, cum laude, from The Ohio State University; and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Palmer is a member of the Cincinnati, Ohio State and American bar associations; and the Federal Bar Association, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter.
Daniel M Schiavetta is of counsel at Russo & Gould LLP, who specializes in nursing home and adult residential facility defense, and has wide experience in appellate and insurance coverage litigation. He has prosecuted rescission, declaratory judgment and interpleader actions in state and federal court on behalf of various insurers, and has tried cases involving medical malpractice and premises liability. Mr. Schiavetta gives presentations to nursing homes as to charting and litigation issues and is responsible for two changes in case law. He received his B.A. degree from State University of New York and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. Mr. Schiavetta is admitted to New York and New Jersey Federal courts; Second Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Eastern and Middle districts of Pennsylvania, and United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. He is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association, the New Rochelle Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute.
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.
Anthony R Yanez is of counsel with Wargo French LLP, where he concentrates his practice on consumer finance and commercial litigation matters. He has experience with commercial disputes, enforcement of commercial loan documents, consumer financial services, catastrophic personal injury and premises liability actions, probate litigation, and all aspects of civil litigation. As a member of the consumer financial services team, Mr. Yanez also regularly represents lenders and financial institutions in a variety of consumer finance litigation matters in federal and state court, including disputes under TILA, RESPA, FCRA, ECOA and FDCPA, state law UDAP claims, and a variety of common law claims. He is admitted to practice in Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; and United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Yanez earned his B.B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.
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