Deblis on Evidence

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 102: 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.”

Cross-Examination, Impeachment & Credibility

Mike will begin the program by detailing the highlights of cross-examination and then drill down to the core of impeachment & the credibility of witnesses.  To access the course please click here: Evidence 102: Testimonial Evidence.

Additional Evidence CLE Topics:

* The Sixth Amendment right to cross-examination

* The limits of cross, questions or issues addressing the scope of direct examination

* Leading questions

* Impeachment & the attacking the credibility of the witness

* Intrinsic & extrinsic impeachment

* The Collateral Matter Rule

* Accrediting your own witness

* Impeaching your adversary’s witness

* Sensory defects of the witness

* Demonstrating a showing of bias, interest, or motive to misrepresent or to exaggerate

* Character evidence

* Prior Inconsistent Statements

* Felony convictions not involving dishonesty

* Remote convictions (more than 10 years)

* Specific acts of deceit or lying

* Bad reputation

* Rehabilitation after impeachment

* Prior consistent statements

Michael DeBlis III, Esq., Trial Lawyer, Actor, Author

Michael is a partner in the boutique law firm of DeBlis Law where he specializes in tax compliance and entertainment law. As a former public defender, he has spent nearly eight years cutting his teeth on some of the most serious felony cases to pass through the state courts of New Jersey.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Alabama (AL)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

* Vermont (VT)

New Jersey CLE

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in New Jersey and around the country. For more information about CLE in New Jersey please click the following link: NJ CLE.