FRE 611 addresses witnesses and establishes the manner and scope of witness testimony during cross examination. While FRE 611 governs the form of cross examination questions, many other evidentiary rules also impact your ability to impeach witnesses. Prosecutors must understand the legal doctrine behind the rules governing impeachment. This presentation will show attendees how to begin ...
As a prosecutor, we all have our horror stories about witnesses. In this presentation, we will examine issues relating to witnesses including enforcing a subpoena of a witness, impeaching your own witness, witness competency, material witnesses, court witnesses, recalling witnesses, and other issues relating to witnesses.
We will also review case law regarding witness tampering by defense
Smart attorneys know that it’s not enough to have the best argument or the perfect solution—you also need to be able to communicate ideas effectively. This is certainly the case when it comes to PowerPoint presentations.
Flashes of Brilliance is a dynamic program that shows you how to create and deliver winning visual presentations regardless of your design...
Casemaker4 is an online legal research system that lawyers in many states (such as Maine, New Hampshire and others) can access for free through their bar association memberships. Casemaker updated its entire platform and re-launched it as Casemaker4 on June 5, 2019. Casemaker4 includes a variety of legal research resources:
Cases, statutes, session laws, codes, court rules, rules, and regu
As attorneys, chronic stress is often a part of our job. If we do not effectively manage chronic stress, however, it has the potential to cripple our productivity levels. Chronic stress can also make it physically, mentally, and emotionally impossible to advocate for our clients and communicate with them effectively and competently. Further, we run the risk of violating the rules of professional ...
The adage that all publicity is good is not always true. The press is filled with stories about how lawyers end up in hot water by filing improperly-redacted documents, disclosing confidential information to family and friends, and allowing technological ignorance to prejudice clients.
Attendees will learn about the ethical pitfalls of the mobile, cloud and everyday law office computing. In this program, attendees will learn about cloud options and address how to safely store documents, data and programs in the cloud and on mobile devices.
Learn what programs and features you should & must use in cloud storage options like Dropbox, Box & OneDrive.
Our personal brands make us unique as lawyers. They also create an environment where conflict reigns and diversity is lacking if the personal brand distinctions are not clarified and harnessed well. The result is a happier workforce, collaborative work environment, maximum efficiency and better attorney-client relationships and attorney- attorney relationships.
In this interac
The purpose of interrogation is to elicit incriminating statements, admissions, and perhaps a full confession in order to prove the defendant’s guilt. A defendant’s own words that he committed the crime is very persuasive to a jury in proving a defendant’s guilt. In this presentation we will discuss what prosecutors must do to get a defendant’s confession admitted into ...
When Justice William O. Douglas retired from the United States Supreme Court in 1975, he had served for thirty-six years, longer than any other justice its history, and had helped to decide some of the most important cases in the nation’s history. He was an inveterate traveler, prolific writer, and popular speaker, who used his position to espouse his ideas on environmentalism and the Bill