Evidence in Colorado: A Practical Guide - Webcast
Evidence in Colorado: A Practical Guide
How the judge rules on your objections determines what evidence the jurors hear … and what they do not. Knowing the Rules of Evidence is vital to your case and to your practice, regardless of your practice area. This program and book are your practical guide in the courtroom—covering common, and not-so-common, evidentiary issues, so you … and not your opponent … get to decide what the jury hears.
Evidence in Colorado: A Practical Guide is a convenient reference for identifying the foundations and techniques you will use to introduce evidence at trial. Sample examinations show you how to put each technique into practice. Trial judges and experienced litigators across a wide spectrum of practice areas wrote the chapters, which make Evidence in Colorado applicable to you, whether you are a new or experienced practitioner.
Class Materials: Evidence in Colorado: A Practical Guide, 1st Edition
At the end of this program, you will better understand —
- How to Introduce Evidence
- Evidentiary Exclusions and Limitations
- Privilege and Disqualification
- Witness Competency and Qualifications
- Witness Corroboration and Support
- Impeachment and Rehabilitation
- Presumptions and Facts Established Without Formal Proof
- Hearsay Exceptions Involving State of Mind
- Demonstrative and Documentary Evidence
CBA-CLE Publications to Watch For:
Discovery in Colorado, First Edition ZDICOB17B
Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials, 2016 Edition ZCCHCB16B
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Presented by Jake C. Eisenstein, Esq.
Introduction of Evidence: An Overview
Presented by Brooke Meyer, Esq.
The introduction of evidence is the most fundamental of all trial skills. It is the means by which an attorney is able to present his or her client’s case to the jury. Mastering the introduction of evidence requires an understanding of the procedural rules and foundational requirements for the admissibility of various types of evidence. This segment will provide an overview of the rules and requirements for introducing evidence.
Witness Competency and Qualifications
Presented by Benjamin T. Norton, Esq.
This segment will discuss a number of fundamental issues relating to witness testimony. It begins by reviewing the standards applicable to child witnesses and witnesses challenged as incompetent. It then reviews the handling of opinion testimony by lay witnesses and experts, with a special focus on expert testimony regarding lost profits.
Presented by Jason Slothouber, Esq.
This segment will address a series of issues relating to identification evidence, including eyewitness identifications, handwriting, fingerprints, and genetic testing. Each of these topics is addressed through an introduction to the basic principles and applicable law, an outline of the elements required for an adequate foundation, and a sample examination.
Lunch On Your Own
Witness Corroboration and Support & Rehabilitation
Presented by Robert Foster, Esq.
This segment will discuss a series of issues relating to witness corroboration and support, including business routine, custom and habit, use of depositions, and refreshment of recollection. Also included is a discussion of witness rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the technique of restoring a witness’s credibility after it has been discredited or impeached by other evidence. This segment addresses fact witness rehabilitation following impeachment, which casts doubt on a witness’s credibility.
Hearsay Exceptions Involving State of Mind
Presented by Julia Stancil, Esq., and Tyrone Glover, Esq.
This segment addresses a number of exceptions to the hearsay rule that relate to the declarant’s state of mind. Among the topics addressed are declarations against interest, “dead man’s statute,” dying declarations, excited utterances, spontaneous present sense impressions, and past recollections recorded. Each of these topics is addressed through an introduction to the basic principles and applicable law, an outline of the elements required for an adequate foundation, and a sample examination.
Presented by Jake C. Eisenstein, Esq.
The introduction of demonstrative evidence will be discussed, including such topics as ballistics, photographs, and computer simulations. The segment addresses introduction of demonstrative evidence through the basic principles and applicable law, and provides an outline of the elements required for an adequate foundation of certain types of evidence.
Presented by Heather Kelly, Esq.
This segment will provide an overview of the introduction of documentary evidence, including laying a foundation and use of the Rules of Evidence.
Presumptions and Facts Established Without Formal Proof
Presented by Hon. Adam Espinosa
This segment discusses use of evidentiary admissions, confessions, judicial admissions, judicial notice, stipulations, and interrogatories. The segment provides an introduction to the basic principles and applicable law for evidentiary admissions and outlines the elements required for an adequate foundation.
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