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January 13, 2017

The country’s preeminent evidence expert, author and award-winning Professor Thomas A. Mauet of the U of A Law School, will present another specialized Trial Evidence seminar for Arizona lawyers.  This program is designed to bring clarity and practical application to the most recent evidentiary law developments at both the Federal and State levels.

Examine evidence from the most important point of view the judge’s. Upgrade your working knowledge and understanding of evidence, with the most popular and published expert,  in this fast-changing field.

In this dynamic, 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 three R’s:

Is it relevant? | Is it reliable? | Is it right?

He focuses on potential problem areas – raising and making persuasive objections – and highlights his points with memorable flowcharts 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.

  • Master the seven methods of impeachment;
  • Define the original documents rule and utilize character traits to your benefit;
  • Revisit the law of evidence in a way that will help you win the evidentiary wars before, during and after trial.

The program includes an analysis of FRE502 and its impact on:

  • Subject matter waiver
  • Inadvertent waivers made during the discovery process, and

The effect of federal court orders on other federal and state court proceedings.

Program Highlights

  • First steps-what to do as soon as an evidence problem arises.
  • The three R’s approach to evidence.
  • Making objections that persuade the judge.
  • Establishing proper foundations for witnesses and exhibits.
  • Nine steps of expert testimony admissibility.
  • Understanding the hearsay/non-hearsay dichotomy.
  • Seven impeachment methods and rehabilitation.

 

Register Here

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements of specialists.  This activity may qualify for up to 6.00 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1.00 hour of professional responsibility and including 6.0 hours of advanced level training in the area of Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law.


About the Speaker:

Thomas A. Mauet

is this generation’s most influential writer in the field of litigation.  He has contributed over three dozen editions of the five 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, AZ.

Mauet’s extensive teaching and writing background is thoughtfully balanced by years of courtroom experience as an Illinois State’s Attorney, as a United States’ Attorney, and in private practice. His expertise in the art of advocacy is internationally recognized.

Mauet has served on the faculties of George Washington University National Law Center, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop, and numerous regional and national faculties for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Mauet has taught and demonstrated trial techniques throughout North America, New Zealand, and Australia.


Program Agenda

8 am – Registration

8: 45 am – Is it Relevant?
General relevance | Special relevance | Character traits | Other acts | Habit | Policy exclusions | Privileges exclusions

Break @ 10:15 a.m.
Is it Reliable?
Hearsay and non-hearsay | Hearsay exceptions

12 pm –  Lunch on Your Own

1:15 pm
Exceptions- statements | Exceptions- spontaneous statements | Exceptions-records

Is it Right?
Witness competency | Direct examination | Experts-9 steps |Cross-examination |Impeachment-7 methods | Rehabilitation | Exhibits – seven groups | Original documents rule

Break @ 2:45 p.m.

4:30 pm – Adjourn


Register Here

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements of specialists.  This activity may qualify for up to 6.00 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1.00 hour of professional responsibility and including 6.0 hours of advanced level training in the area of Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law.


FREE BONUSES    All seminar registrants will receive THREE (3) BONUS handouts with their registrations!

1. Tom Mauet’s ‘Hidden Gems’ in Evidence Law (13 of them!)

2. Tom Mauet’s Compare & Contrast Federal Rules of Evidence v. Arizona Rules of Evidence viewed under Mauet’s ‘3 R’s’

      ~ Is it Relevant? 3 BIG differences …
      ~ Is it Reliable?  2 BIG Differences …

      ~ Is it Right?       3 BIG Differences …

3. LAMINATED ‘FOUNDATIONS & OBJECTIONS’ REFERENCE GUIDE prepared exclusively by Professor Mauet for CLE West

The reality of practicing law in 2017 is that few lawyers get to court regularly or frequently.  Courtroom anxiety is reduced when you have concise reminders of the essentials of trial evidence from the practitioner – and the judge’s – perspective.