AN UPDATE OF IRVING YOUNGER'S CLASSIC PRESENTATION
Steve Easton introduces a new generation to Younger’s landmark work with this practice-driven program.
Evidence for Trial Lawyers spans the chasm between theoretical possibility and everyday reality. It emphasizes the rules that actually affect real trial lawyers in real jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, proceedings before administrative law judges, and other hearings.
Steve Easton’s practice-based advice is built around Younger’s original presentation — still the gold standard for evidence training — but it goes beyond the original with impactful advice on recent developments. Younger and Easton both offer knowledge gained through substantial trial experience in a wide variety of cases.
This program focuses on fundamental concepts that you face in every trial. It also shines a light into some overlooked nooks and crannies that can help you introduce the proof you need and shield your client from improper material your opponent will try to admit. After this program, you will enter your next trial or hearing with the confidence that you are armed with a solid working knowledge of the one area of the law that each trial attorney needs to master—evidence.
If you remember Younger fondly and want to relive the magic he created, you must come. If you’ve never experienced Younger’s remarkable presence, you must come. And, if you know a young lawyer who does not remember and has no knowledge of Irving Younger, you must come and bring that young lawyer with you!
- Learn classic and contemporary approaches
- Reconcile the rules of evidence law with the modern considerations of the craft of advocacy.
- Be entertained and discover valuable, practical tips that will benefit your courtroom skills.
8:30 A.M. Registration and Coffee
8:55 A.M. Welcome and Introduction
9:00 A.M. The Three Categories of Evidence Law
The Four Categories of Evidence
- Real Evidence
- Demonstrative Evidence
- Documentary Evidence
- Testimony (a.k.a. Viva Voce Evidence)
The Law of Witnesses
- Competence of Fact Witnesses
- The Prohibition of Leading Questions in Direct Examination
10:30 A.M. Coffee Break
10:45 A.M. The Law of Witnesses continued
- Exceptions to the Prohibition of Leading Questions
- Rules Regarding the Witness Who Freezes on the Stand
The Best Evidence Rule, Authentication & The [Non] Opinion Rule
12:15 P.M. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15 P.M. Expert Testimony
Cross-Examination and Impeachment
2:45 P.M. Refreshment Break
3:00 P.M. Character Evidence
4:30 P.M. Adjourn
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