Evidence 102 CLE: Testimonial Evidence

Testimonial evidence is a statement made under oath. An example would be a witness pointing to someone in the courtroom and saying, “That’s the guy I saw robbing the grocery store.” Presented by seasoned trial attorney & noted CLE speaker Michael DeBlis III, this third part of our four-part Evidence series will focus on witnesses and testimonial evidence.

Evidence 101 CLE: Relevance & Competence  

In this installment of Mike’s comprehensive Evidence series, he finishes discussing relevance, covers competence and begins discussing witness & testimonial evidence. The main topics covered will be: character evidence in criminal cases, tips for approaching MIMIC evidence, writings & the Best Evidence Rule (BER), competency and lay opinion testimony & expert opinion testimony.

New CLE On Evidence & Relevance

Judges apply the rules of evidence to determine whether to admit or exclude physical evidence, oral testimony & exhibits, and if admitted the jury decides how much weight to afford the evidence. As a starting point, the rules of evidence permit only relevant and trustworthy evidence to be make it in front of the jury. This CLE will focus on specific problems involving logical relevance, character evidence in civil cases and character evidence in criminal cases.

Top 10 Essential Tasks for Attorneys in 2024

In the ever-evolving legal landscape of 2024, attorneys face new challenges and opportunities. To thrive in this dynamic environment, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. Here are the top 10 tasks attorneys should prioritize in 2024: In conclusion, by embracing technology, staying informed, prioritizing cybersecurity, investing in education, enhancing communication, fostering diversity, developing business acumen, cultivating emotional intelligence, adopting ADR techniques,…

10 Compelling Reasons Why Attorneys Should Prioritize Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) isn’t just a requirement for maintaining a law license; it’s a crucial investment in the success and effectiveness of your practice. Here are ten compelling reasons why attorneys should prioritize CLE: In summary, prioritizing Continuing Legal Education is essential for attorneys looking to stay current, enhance their expertise, maintain ethical standards, expand their networks, boost their reputations, adapt…

Welcome To The Digital Age New Mexico – New New Mexico CLE Rules

Exciting news for New Mexico attorneys was recently released by the State Bar of New Mexico. Beginning with the 2024 compliance year, New Mexico attorneys can earn all 12 required CLE credits with on-demand courses. The change allows New Mexico attorneys to take all 12 CLE hours in what New Mexico calls “self-study” courses. Self-study courses must now be pre-approved by the…

Illinois MCLE Compliance Deadline June 30

Attorneys in Illinois are required to report MCLE compliance every two years by June 30. The two-year compliance cycle runs from July 1 to June 30. If your last name is A-M your MCLE compliance deadline is in even years and if your last name is L-Z your compliance deadline is in odd numbered years. The upcoming June 2024 deadline is for…

California Late Reporting Due By June 30

Group 2 California attorneys (last name H-M) who missed their February 1, 2024, reporting deadline have until June 30 to complete their California Late Reporting. Failure to report by June 30 could result in disbarment and additional fines by the California State Bar. Attorneys completing their late 2024 credits should make sure that they complete the required mix of specialty credit hours.…

CLE on Prescription Meds: Medical Malpractice from a Toxicologist’s Perspective

Last year over 7,000,000,000 (7 BILLION!!!) prescriptions were filled in the U.S. With the flood of dangerous prescription medications & people taking multiple dugs, adverse drug reactions occur every day.  And so does medical malpractice stemming from these dangerous drugs.