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Using Hearsay as Evidence

Better understand how to effectively use the hearsay rule and its exceptions and exclusions.

The evidentiary rule of hearsay is frequently used to bar the introduction of highly probative evidence. Whether you are seeking to have hearsay admitted into evidence or you are resisting the hearsay, you must know this frequently used rule and its exceptions and exclusions. This topic is designed to review, generally, all aspects of the rule. This material will first discuss the basic hearsay rule and its application to testimony and documents. The content will then explore evidence that would otherwise be hearsay but for exclusions from the hearsay rule, such as statements of a party-opponent. The more frequently encountered exceptions to the hearsay rule will also be examined, such as the present sense impressions, excited utterances, existing mental or emotional condition, statements for medical diagnosis, records of regularly conducted activities and others. The exceptions that apply when the declaration is unavailable will also be reviewed. After this topic, you should have a working knowledge on how to effectively use the hearsay rule.

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Agenda

The Hearsay Rule

  • Meaning of Statement
  • Meaning of Declarant
  • Meaning of Hearsay

Statements That Are Not Hearsay

  • Prior Statements of a Witness
  • Statements of the Opposing Party

Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule

  • Present Sense Impressions
  • Excited Utterance
  • Existing Mental, Emotional or Physical State
  • Statements for Medical Diagnosis
  • Records of Regularly Conducted Activity
  • Absence of a Record
  • Public Records and Absence of a Record
  • Records and Statements of an Interest in Property
  • Market Reports
  • Learned Treatises
  • Reputation

Hearsay Exceptions - Unavailable Witness

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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
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  • 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.
     
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  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Skills 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Skills for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for credit for established attorneys only. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OR CLE 2.0
     
  • Approved for 2.0 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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John A. Snow

John A. Snow

Parsons Behle & Latimer

  • Attorney with Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice consists of general civil litigation, including commercial, professional malpractice, construction, and insurance coverage and defense
  • Designated in The Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year in litigation, real estate, and construction law; and designated in the areas of practice of legal malpractice defense, commercial litigation, and construction
  • Designated in Utah Business magazine‚Äôs Utah Legal Elite in the areas of business and civil litigation and construction law, and as a Super Lawyer in the Mountain States in Super Lawyer Magazine
  • Chair of the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee of the Utah State Bar
  • Can be contacted at 801-536-6772 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406574
Published 2019
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