Trial Evidence: Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom – Dec. 19

Program Description:
Examine evidence from the most important point of view -the judge’s – and upgrade your working knowledge and understanding of evidence with the most popular and published expert in this fast-changing field.

In this dynamic, practice-based program, Tom Mauet uses his vast experiences as a trial lawyer, law professor and judge to help you organize evidence in the way it should be – from the judge’s perspective.

Mauet frames his presentation by using the three Rs:
Is it relevant?
Is it reliable?
Is it right?

He focuses on potential problem areas – raising and making persuasive objections – and highlights his points with memorable flow charts and examples.

This highly-acclaimed, comprehensive, entertaining program is enhanced by a continuous visual presentation and a detailed evidence manual. You will find useful checklists for immediate implementation into your practice.
• Master the seven methods of impeachment;
• Define the original documents rule and utilize character traits to your benefit; and
• Revisit the law of evidence in a way that will help you win the evidentiary wars before, during and after trial.

The program includes an analysis of FRE 502 and its impact on:
• subject matter waiver
• inadvertent waivers made during the discovery process, and
• the effect of federal court orders on other federal and state court proceedings.

Program Highlights
• First steps – what to do as soon as an evidence problem arises.
• The three Rs approach to evidence.
• Making objections that persuade the judge.
• Establishing proper foundations for witnesses and exhibits.
• Nine steps of expert testimony admissibility.
• Understanding the hearsay / non-hearsay dichotomy.
• Seven impeachment methods and rehabilitation.

Is it Relevant?
• General relevance
• Special relevance
• Character traits
• Other acts
• Habit
• Policy exclusions
• Privileges exclusions

Is it Reliable?
• Hearsay and non-hearsay
• Hearsay exceptions
• Exceptions – statements
• Exceptions – spontaneous statements
• Exceptions – records

Is it Right?
• Witness competency
• Direct examination
• Experts – 9 steps
• Cross-examination
• Impeachment-7 methods
• Rehabilitation
• Exhibits – seven groups
• Original documents rule

Thomas A. Mauet
The University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson

Lee C. Christie
Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, PC, Indianapolis

Mark A. Metzger
Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville

Artistry & Advocacy In The Courtroom
6 CLE – Tuesday, December 19: 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– From your home or office computer

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Recent Developments in Employment Law 2017 – Dec. 15

Welcome & Introduction
– Mark R. Waterfill, Chair

How To Handle Employment Law Ethical Matters
– Arend J. Abel

Drug Testing
– Craig W. Wiley

Social Media 2017
– Jan Michelsen

– Stephanie Jane Hahn

Non-Compete Roundup
– Hannesson I. Murphy

ADA / FMLA Update
– Alan L. McLaughlin

FLSA Update
– Ellen E. Boshkoff

– Candace A. Bankovich

Update on LGBT and Title VII
– Mark R. Waterfill

Mark R. Waterfill, Chair
Mark R. Waterfill, Attorney at Law, P.C., Indianapolis

Arend J. Abel
Cohen & Malad, LLP, Indianapolis

Candace A. Bankovich
Lewis Wagner, LLP, Indianapolis

Ellen E. Boshkoff
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis

Stephanie Jane Hahn
Attorney at Law, Indianapolis

Alan L. McLaughlin
Littler Mendelson, P.C., Indianapolis

Jan Michelsen
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Indianapolis

Hannesson I. Murphy
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis

Craig W. Wiley
Jackson Lewis P.C., Indianapolis

6 CLE / 1 E – Friday, December 15
9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– From your home or office computer

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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ALC Episode 3: Screw-drivered by Client

ALC Episode 3: Screw-drivered by Client

James J. Bell, ICLEF's Amateur Life Coach

ICLEF’s Amateur Life Coach now looks to address the questions and misgivings from our favorite guest questioner, corporate attorney Adam Christensen, about being “screw-drivered” by your client. Watch as Adam tests the patience (and the filming budget) of our beloved Life Coach.

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Written and performed by James J. Bell. Produced by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. This video is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice.

About James J. Bell – James is an experienced criminal defense and legal ethics lawyer.  For over 17 years he has defended individuals facing criminal charges. James also regularly provides advice to attorneys and law firms on difficult ethical issues.

In addition, when businesses are confronted with the need to conduct internal investigations, he not only advises, but directs them through the nuances of that process.

James has served as a major felony public defender in state court, and currently is a Director on the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board.  James is a regular contributor to The Indiana Lawyer on criminal law and legal ethics topics.  He also has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching professional responsibility. Follow James on Twitter at @jamesjbell

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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2017 Year in Review – Dec. 5-6: Starts Tomorrow!

Welcome and Introduction
– Alan M. Hux, Program Chair

Ethics Law Update
– Charles M. Kidd & Kevin P. McGoff

Constitutional Law Update
– Kenneth J. Falk

Tort Law Update
– Roy T. Tabor – Plaintiff Perspective
– Thomas Rosta – Defense Perspective

Income Tax Update
– Richard L. Bartholomew

Data Breach & Cybersecurity Liabilities
– William C. Wagner

Unmanned Aircraft Systems / Drone Liabilities
– Richard S. Pitts

The Expungement Process
– Michael J. Bruzzese

Criminal Law Update
– Maureen T. Keefe

Insurance Law Update
– John C. Trimble

Family Law
– Andrew Z. Soshnick

Employment Law Update
– Stephanie Jane Hahn

Recent Developments in Estate Planning
– Todd I. Glass

Elder Law Update
– Robert W. Fechtman

Recent Developments in Real Estate Law
– Andrew B. Buroker

Bankruptcy Law Update
– Thomas P. Yoder

Alan M. Hux – Program Chair
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Richard L. Bartholomew
Girardot, Strauch & Co, Lafayette, IN

Michael J. Bruzzese
Paganelli Law Group, Carmel, IN

Andrew B. Buroker
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Kenneth J. Falk
American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Robert W. Fechtman
Fechtman Law Office, Indianapolis, IN

Todd I. Glass
Fine & Hatfield, Evansville, IN

Stephanie Jane Hahn
Attorney At Law, Indianapolis, IN

Maureen T. Keefe
Attorney at Law, Carmel, IN

Charles M. Kidd
Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, Indianapolis, IN

Kevin P. McGoff
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Richard S. Pitts
Arlington / Roe & Co., Indianapolis

Thomas E. Rosta
Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville, IN

Andrew Z. Soshnick
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Roy T. Tabor
Tabor Law Firm, LLP, Indianapolis, IN

John C. Trimble
Lewis Wagner, LLP, Indianapolis, IN

William C. Wagner
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Thomas P. Yoder
Barrett & McNagny LLP, Fort Wayne, IN

12 CLE / 1 E – Tuesday & Wednesday, December 5-6
9:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. Both Days

– Ritz Charles, Carmel

– Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Evansville (Central Time)
– Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne
– Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Indianapolis
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
– Blue Chip Hotel & Casino, Michigan City
– May Oberfell Lorber, Mishawaka
– DeFur Voran, Muncie

Day 1 -or- Day 2  from your home or office computer

– Available after Live Seminar date

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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