About the Program
The mechanics of offering or opposing the introduction of evidence
Every attorney who has tried a case has been faced with the question of how a certain, crucial piece of evidence can either be admitted or kept out from the trial of a case. Perhaps it is a document originally written in Japanese with a translation, a photograph of an accident scene taken by a deceased photographer, a newspaper article, a police report, or the results of a blood test. Similarly, attorneys are frequently faced with difficult witnesses that either require a great deal of preparation to put on the stand, or to elicit certain points during cross-examination. The purpose of this seminar is to provide both experienced and new practitioners with real-life examples and suggestions to demystify the trial courts, the handling of witnesses, and the effective use of evidence at trial. With a panel of experienced practitioners in civil litigation, this seminar is designed to provide insight into how evidence can be used effectively at trial. In addition, there is time to discuss their experience in what works and, perhaps most importantly, what doesn’t. The seminar touches on the latest issues in the introduction of real and demonstrative evidence in both the criminal and civil contexts as well as the latest in electronic discovery.
Agenda and written materials
• Pre-Trial Considerations, Motions in Limine, and How to Get to the Courthouse in One Piece
• Direct Examination of Lay Witnesses and Expert Witnesses
• Cross-Examination of Lay Witnesses and Expert Witnesses
• Document Organization and Assembly of Records
• Real and Demonstrative Evidence
• Use of Experts at Trial
• Electronic Discovery and Unusual Legal Issues
• “Ask the Experts” Q&A Session
• Donald L. Pitman III, Esq., The Pitman Law Offices, LLC, Newburyport, Chair
• Martha R. Bagley, Esq., Weston Patrick, PA, Boston
• E. Steven Coren, Esq., Kerstein Coren Litchenstein, LLP, Wellesley
• Andrew D. Nebenzahl, Esq., Smith Lee Nebenzahl, Sharon
Written Materials included in your tuition
A Practical Guide to Introducing Evidence in Massachusetts
4th Edition 2013, with 2015 Supplement, No. 1870081B00, © 2015 MCLE, Inc., 558 pages (looseleaf) plus electronic materials. $175; $157.50 MCLE Sponsor Members. Revised regularly.
Dates & Times earn up to 4 CLE credits
Tuition includes written materials*
$220.50 MCLE Sponsor Members
$183.75 New lawyers admitted to law practice after 2013, pending admittees and law students
* MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.