"TAP – California Rules of Evidence Seminar" is a two-session lecture course offered once a year that provides in-depth instruction on the California Rules of Evidence. It is designed for civil litigators, employment lawyers, and attorneys practicing criminal law.
In the first session, participants learn an innovative and practical 7-step method for analyzing the admissibility of potential evidence. Topics covered include witness competency, evidentiary objections, relevance, Section 352 prejudice, the secondary evidence rule, evidentiary privileges, and constitutional concerns.
In the second session, participants learn about the hearsay rule and its exceptions. They also learn about the complex rules regarding the admissibility of character evidence and Section 1101(b)'s "other conduct" evidence.
Participants receive a written summary of key rules of evidence, including key definitions and evidentiary presumptions and a user-friendly outline for raising and responding to hearsay objections.
This program is open to any attorney, regardless of experience level or area of practice. There are no prerequisites for admission. Participants receive 6.5 hours of CLE credit.
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