On Demand

Evidence 101 Part I

1h 31m

Created on January 16, 2017




Evidential issues are questions of law. By ruling on motions and objections, the judge determines what evidence may be presented to and considered by the jury. Judges apply the rules of evidence to determine whether to admit or exclude physical evidence, oral testimony, and exhibits. The rules of evidence permit only that which is deemed relevant and trustworthy to be received by the jury. Once admitted, the jury decides how much weight to afford the evidence.

In this presentation, seasoned trial attorney Michael DeBlis III, provides you with a comprehensive review of the rules of evidence that come up most frequently. In particular, the program focuses on the rules related to relevance and character evidence. With memorable hypotheticals to trigger fast recall, you'll be able to think fast on your feet and use the rules to your advantage, both before and during trial.

Note: This presentation is based on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence, with a particular focus on the rules related to relevance and character evidence
  2. Explore the answers to various in-depth hypotheticals that you are most likely to encounter in the courtroom
  3. Understand how character evidence can and cannot be used in criminal cases     

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