Understand common issues regarding foundation for and admissibility of medical records, medical bills, doctor’s testimony and opinions. Learn how to get controversial evidence admitted (or object to some).
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.
A panel of experienced attorneys, including an IWCC Arbitrator, discuss the use of Supreme Court Rules 204, 216, 213(f) and 213(g) and other best practices for securing effective testimony from witnesses.