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Educate the Eighth: A Demonstration of Trial Skills

  • Friday, May 17, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center - 201 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL


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A Demonstration of Trial Skills

Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

The Eighth Judicial Circuit is pleased to present "Educate The Eighth: A Demonstration of Trial Skills" on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Courtroom 4A at the Alachua County Civil and Family and Justice Center.
The material will be presented by experienced trial attorneys and members of the judiciary in a “show and tell” format using a mock case as a guide. Presiding will be Chief Judge Toby Monaco. This year our fact pattern will involve a contested probate and a presentation and question and answer session with Judge Ferrero and Civil Staff Attorneys about court procedure. Members of the judiciary will be in attendance to  provide comments and critique.
Featured Presenters:
  • Retired Chief Judge Toby Monaco
  • Judge Denise Ferrero
  • Jennifer Lester, Esq.
  • Robert Rush, Esq.
Topics to be Covered will Include:
  • Testimonial Evidence - Direct and Cross-Examination
  • Using Real and Demonstrative Evidence
  • Common Objections, Responses and How to Avoid Them
  • Impeachment
  • Hearsay
  • Using and Properly Admitting Business Records
  • Proper Admission of Text Messages
  • Motions in Limine
  • Panel Discussion with Staff Attorneys
  • Questions and Answers with Members of the Judiciary
Whether you are a seasoned litigator or are looking to learn your way around the courtroom, this presentation will have something for everyone. All practitioners, family law, civil, criminal and transactional attorneys will find benefit.
This course is expected to be approved for five (5) hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics. All are welcome to attend. Please share this event with your friends and colleagues.  Registration is requested by May 13, 2019.

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Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Inc.
PO Box 140893 Gainesville, FL 32614

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