Learn effective practices for designing and delivering a direct examination, including crucial tips for redirect, and how a thorough understanding of the applicable rules of evidence will helps a litigator respond more effectively to objections from opposing counsel. Also includes tips on how to make the best impact with demonstrative exhibits.
Understand the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), officer's Alcohol Influence Report (AIR), and breath alcohol results as they are used in the examination of the reporting officer. Learn the best ways to utilize the SFST reports and other documents during direct and cross examination and how to lay the proper foundation for a police officer's testimony about the administration of the SFST's, the State's "Exhibit A". Specific attention will be paid to the officer's observations (including bloodshot eyes, odor of alcohol, slurred speech, etc.).
How can you best manage expert testimony at trial in a DUI case? This course offers a framework for effectively examining and qualifying (or disqualifying) experts using the Daubert/Frye standards and for the effective use of the deposition at trial. You'll also consider viable options for clients that can't afford to hire an expert.
This program is tightly focused on direct and cross-examination skills for DUI trials. Seasoned litigators instruct on best practices for examining police officers and expert witnesses who often testify at DUI trials and a judge advises on how attorneys can most successfully present their cases.
Effective motion practice can be used to limit, exclude, or suppress witness testimony. In this course, you'll learn to identify whether the officer can use her report while testifying and when the report may be used as evidence. You'll also learn whether you must disclose the defense expert and the expert's notes or reports.
Focused on complex financial testimony in a divorce case from the varied perspectives of the proponent, opponent, and judge, this course covers: income/cash flow for determining support; marital and non-marital characterization of assets and forensic tracing; effectively using lifestyle analyses in court; and crucial ethical issues in preparing for and going to trial.
Learn by observing judges and experienced litigators as they demonstrate and instruct on best practices for each aspect of trial, including jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examination, and closing arguments.