In a follow-up to his initial Evidence 101 program, Michael DeBlis III continues his deep dive into the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE). As in the previous session, DeBlis provides an in-depth analysis of the FRE and includes best practices to help you successfully engage with the rules. This presentation provides you with a comprehensive review of the rules of evidence that come up most frequently, with a focus on witness credibility, impeachment of witnesses, and hearsay. DeBlis also examines the most common hearsay exceptions that you are likely to encounter during trial.
Michael J. Deblis, III is a passionate trial lawyer. He puts his heart and soul into fighting for his clients. Michael is a living example of the tremendous power that comes from combining passion, preparation, persuasion, and positive communication in the courtroom.
As a former public defender, Michael has defended the poor, the forgotten, and the damned against a government that has seemingly unlimited resources to investigate and prosecute criminal allegations. He has spent the last six years cutting his teeth on some of the most serious felony cases, obtaining results that have proven favorable for his clients. He knows what it’s like to go toe to toe with the government. In an adversarial environment that is akin to trench warfare, Michael has developed a reputation as a fearless litigator.
Michael graduated – cum laude – from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He then earned his LL.M. in International Tax and Financial Services at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating summa cum laude. Michael’s unique background in tax law puts him into an elite category of criminal defense attorneys who specialize in criminal tax defense. His extensive trial experience and solid grounding in all major areas of federal taxation make him uniquely qualified to handle any white-collar case, no matter how sophisticated it might be.
Michael is known for his creativity, his charismatic personality, and his unyielding dedication to his clients. As a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College, Michael has trained under some of the best known criminal defense attorneys in the country. That experience has taught him that justice for a person accused of a crime is only won through a full understanding of the client and the case. To that end, Michael attempts to understand each client’s case as a convincing narrative, not just as a set of innocuous facts and arcane legal rules.
Michael has been featured on the media affiliates of several major media networks, including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and CNN.
Michael is a prolific writer in the area of foreign asset reporting and voluntary disclosure. He has written articles that have been featured in leading tax journals such as CCH Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, Global Tax Weekly, and ABA News Quarterly.
A passionate blogger, Michael's blogs have appeared on TaxConnections' "Worldwide Tax Blogs" and most recently, on the About.com "Tax Planning" blog.
Michael is committed to understanding the needs of each client and tailoring a litigation plan to meet those needs. His courage and relentless work ethic have earned him a reputation as a zealous advocate and one of New Jersey’s rising stars of the legal profession.
This was a great program. I would like to see more programs like it where principles of law are described followed by lots of hypos applying those principles. In my opinion that is the best way to learn and retain the concepts.
Excellent presenter and presentation.
Excellent presentation with a lot of good examples of the application of the particular rule of evidence!!
The lecture was informative
Good, as usual.
Mr. DeBlis knows his evidence. It is unfortunate that he did not do another program to cover the other hearsay objections he idi not have the time to discuss. I hope he does in the future because I would watch him again. Great presenter on a complex subject!
Great presenter, great materials. 10 out of 10
very practical and useful, the presented is very knowledgeable
Presenter speaks with appreciable depth of understanding of the subject matter and with a consciousness for the listener.
Let's have him do a Part III. Really exceptional presentation. Thanks!
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