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Effective Introduction and Use of Evidence With Witnesses

Understanding how to introduce and effectively use evidence is vital to one's success as a litigator.

Every civil lawsuit comes down to whether a plaintiff can prove their case or a defendant can establish their defenses and show the plaintiff has no valid claim. Whether you represent the plaintiff or defendant, either side wins or loses based upon the evidence presented and admitted by the court. Failing to effectively utilize witnesses and demonstrative evidence in depositions and trial will ensure a difficult road to victory. This topic will provide practitioners with practical tips and tactics to use witnesses to introduce testimony and demonstrative evidence both in depositions and trial. This information explains specific methods of introducing evidence and pitfalls to avoid when presenting witnesses and evidence and is critical for any litigator whether you are seeking tips for your first trial or a well seasoned trial attorney looking for a refresher and some new tactics.

Runtime: 90 minutes
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Agenda

Overall Issues to Consider and Evaluate With Any Witness

  • Relevance
  • Admissible
  • Competency
    • Lay Witness
    • Expert Witness
  • Hearsay

Issues to Consider and Evaluate With Any Documentation Evidence

  • Relevance
  • Admissibility
  • Authentication

How to Effectively Introduce and Use Evidence With Lay Witnesses (Depositions)

  • Objective With Evidence
    • Discovery vs. Trial Depositions
    • Establish Basis to File Summary Judgment/Defend Against Summary Judgment
  • Testimony: Direct vs. Cross Examination
  • Documentation

How to Effectively Introduce and Use Evidence With Lay Witnesses (Trial)

  • Testimony
    • Direct vs. Cross Examination
    • Hostile Witness
    • Evasive Witness
  • Impeachment and Rehabilitation
  • Refreshing Recollection
  • Introducing Documents at Trial

How to Effectively Introduce and Use Evidence With Expert Witnesses

  • Testimony
    • Direct vs. Cross Examination
    • Opinion Testimony

Methods to Admit or Exclude Evidence

  • Stipulation and Joint Exhibits
  • Motions in Limine
  • Objections
  • Witnesses
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on January 31, 2019.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Theresa Nelson

Theresa Nelson

Strauss Troy Co., LPA

Theresa Nelson Ruck

  • Shareholder/partner at the law firm of Strauss Troy Co., LPA, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of litigation with an emphasis on employment law
  • Recognized as a top trial lawyer by Super Lawyers, Cincy Magazine and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Successfully conducted numerous trials, arbitrations and appeals
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous topics of employment law and litigation practice techniques
  • Author of several publications and articles on litigation and employment law topics, http://www.strausstroy.com/attorneys/theresa-nelson
  • J.D. degree, University of Cincinnati; B.A. degree, Ohio University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 513-621-2120
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Product ID: 403976
Published 2019
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