Advanced Evidence (JS 617)*
May 7-10, 2012
Location: Reno, NV
Conference Fee $245
*Prerequisite, call for details.
Consistently rated one of the top courses at the NJC, Advanced Evidence is a must to improve evidentiary rulings. The expert faculty will lead participants through the quagmire of the Federal Rules of Evidence. This course offers participants the necessary skills to rule on evidentiary issues with greater accuracy and confidence; ensure baseline relevancy issues are met, and affirm that probative value outweighs unfair prejudice; analyze quickly whether character evidence, including prior bad acts, is admissible; describe when habit and custom evidence may be admitted; rule on impeachment objections after analyzing rules regarding bias, capacity and prior inconsistent statements; outline an analytical scheme for ruling on hearsay objections and the exceptions; recognize the judicial role of gatekeeper; and confidently rule on issues relating to lay opinion and expert opinion testimony.
*Prerequisite: Law degree or completion of Fundamentals of Evidence (formerly known as Basic Evidence) or an equivalent or the two-week Special Court Jurisdiction course.
Qualifies for 2 credits toward the Judicial Studies degree and as a requirement in the Certificate in Judicial Development, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills and Special Court Trial Skills programs and as an elective in the Administrative Law Adjudication Skills and Tribal Judicial Skills programs.