Examine evidence from the most important point of view —the judge’s — and 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 Rs:
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 flow charts 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
- 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 FRE 502 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
- First steps — what to do as soon as an evidence problem arises.
- The three Rs 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.
Join with your program hosts, Indiana practitioners Lee Christie and Mark Metzger, as we welcome Tom Mauet back to Indiana.
Thomas A. Mauet is the Milton O. Riepe professor of law at the University of Arizona College of Law in Tucson, Arizona.
He is this generation’s most influential writer in the field of litigation, contributing 34 editions of eight best-selling books to the legacy of litigation training in the United States and abroad. Professor Mauet’s expertise in the art of advocacy is internationally recognized. He received the Richard S. Jacobson Award for excellence in teaching trial advocacy from the Roscoe Pound Institute. He served as the Howrey Professor of Trial Advocacy at George Washington University National Law Center and as a faculty member of the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop.
His academic experience is balanced by his years in practice as an Illinois state attorney and a U.S. attorney. He was a private litigator in Chicago, and has served as judge pro tempore of the Superior Court of Pima County, Arizona.
8:30 A.M. Registration & Coffee
8:55 A.M. Welcome
9:00 A.M. Is it Relevant?
- General relevance
- Special relevance
- Character traits
- Other acts
10:30 A.M. Coffee Break
10:45 A.M. Is it Relevant? (continued)
- Policy exclusions
- Privileges exclusions
Is it Reliable?
- Hearsay and non-hearsay
- Hearsay exceptions
12:15 P.M. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15 P.M. Is it Reliable? (continued)
- Exceptions - statements
- Exceptions – spontaneous statements
- Exceptions – records
Is it Right?
- Witness competency
- Direct examination
- Experts — 9 steps
2:45 P.M. Refreshment Break
3:00 P.M. Is it Right? (continued)
- Impeachment—7 methods
- Exhibits — seven groups
- Original documents rule
4:30 P.M. Adjourn
Past Attendee Comments
“Tom Mauet was interesting, informative, entertaining, and the course
materials were well prepared.”
“A great speaker who definitely knows his stuff!”
“Mauet delivered sophisticated and knowledgeable trial anecdotes with a
sense of humor.”
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