This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.
Why you should attend
Mastering the complexities of California evidence often can be the difference between winning and losing at trial. Recent case law and statutory developments in the law of evidence render this mastery critical in modern litigation and trials. This program is designed to give you the most up-to-date information on California evidence standards. The panelists represent top-flight trial attorneys and judges who will provide winning strategies for your practices.
What you will learn
Our expert faculty will lead you through the most pertinent and tricky trial evidence topics such as admissibility of electronic documents and social media, winning with demonstratives, overcoming obstacles to admissibility and serving more than as potted plants when making winning objections at trial. And our judges will teach how to frame or avoid trials by winning the evidence game on motions and at mediation.
Who should attend
Civil and criminal trial attorneys who want to hone their evidence skills and stay on top of recent developments in the field should attend. This program will be highly valuable for newer attorneys trying their first few trials as well as for experienced courtroom advocates who will stay abreast of recent developments. Plan to attend just for the invaluable tips from our experienced faculty.
PLI Group Discounts
Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact email@example.com or call (800) 260-4PLI.
PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm
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All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.
All times are P.D.T.
9:00 Program Overview and Introductions
James M. Wagstaffe
9:15 Handling Objections at Depositions and Trials
- Lawyers as Non-Potted Plants
- The Exceptional Exceptions and Privilege
- Civility and the Opposing Counsel
- The To-Die-For Objection Checklist
- Waiver and Preserving the Record
Honorable James Ware
10:15 Effectively Using Demonstrative Evidence
- Graphic illustrations and Photographs
- Foundation for Scientific Evidence
- Visual Recordings
- Jury Views
James M. Wagstaffe
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Evidence in a Facebook World: Social Media and Electronic Documents
- Authenticating social media and email evidence
- Ethical considerations in electronic discovery and spoliation
- ESI from mobile phones
Honorable Stephen D. Kaus, Ivo Labar
1:45 Overcoming Obstacles to Admissibility
- Laying the Foundation
- Hot Topics in Hearsay
- Ruling the Relevance Roost
- Short Cuts to Authentication
- Doctrine of Chances and Prior Bad Acts
Honorable Jacqueline Scott Corley
2:45 Evidence as Part of Motion Practice
Thomas R. Burke, James M. Wagstaffe
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Judicial Arbitration, Settlement and Evidence
- Confidentiality, Privilege and Later Use
- Joint Session “Evidence”
- ADR Rules of Evidence
- Telling and Listening to Factual Storyteller
Judge William Cahill
PLI makes every effort to accredit its Live Webcasts. Please check the CLE Calculator above for CLE information specific to your state.
PLI's Live Webcasts
are approved for MCLE credit (unless otherwise noted in the product description
) in the following states/territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho*, Illinois, Indiana1
, Iowa*, Kansas*, Kentucky*, Louisiana, Maine*, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire*, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York2
, Oklahoma, Oregon*, Pennsylvania4
, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia5
, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming*.*PLI will apply for credit upon request.
Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.
Arkansas and Oklahoma: Audio-only live webcasts are not approved for credit.
1Indiana: Considered a distance education course. There is a 6 credit limit per year.Running time and CLE credit hours are not necessarily the same. Please be aware that many states do not permit credit for luncheon and keynote speakers.
2New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-transitional course formats such as on-demand audio or video programs or live webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.
3Ohio: To confirm that the live webcast has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us. Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per biennial compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.
4 Pennsylvania: A live webcast may be viewed individually or in a group setting. Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing. A live webcast viewed in a group setting receives live participatory credit if the program is open to the public and advertised at least 30 days prior to the program. Live webcasts viewed in a group setting that do not advertise at least 30 days prior the program will be considered "in-house", and therefore denied credit.
5Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.
Note that some states limit the number of credit hours attorneys may claim for online CLE activities, and state rules vary with regard to whether online CLE activities qualify for participatory or self-study credits. For more information, refer to your state CLE website or call Customer Service at (800) 260-4PLI (4754) or email: email@example.com.
If you have already received credit for attending some or the entire program, please be aware that state administrators do not permit you to accrue additional credit for repeat viewing even if an additional credit certificate is subsequently issued.